The Congress-createdÂ Cyberspace Solarium Commission is working to determine ways theÂ Department of Defense’s âdefend forwardâ concept can supportÂ cyberspace protection, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday.
The concept focuses on keeping enemies close to create a better picture of adversarial preparation plans.
The military has traditionally operated above the threshold of armed conflict, and the new concept encourages the protection of cyberspace below that level.
Erica Borghard, director of the commission’s Task Force 1, saidÂ at theÂ CyCon conference that adversaries have discovered how to go below that threshold with little cost and conduct malicious activities such asÂ cyber-drivenÂ influence andÂ intellectual property theft.
The commission plans to release its report on the concept byÂ March next year and attend related hearings with other congressional committees.