Maj. Gen. Ed Wilson, head of 24th U.S. Air Force and Air Forces Cyber, discussed the branch’s efforts to bolster its cyber defenses in an interview with C4ISR & Networks published Saturday.
Wilson told C4ISR & Networks he believes the Air Force must focus on the offensive and defensive capabilities to compete in the cyber space.
“The biggest challenge is clearly the pace, the sophistication and the proliferation of cyber threats, against not just the Defense Department but really against the nation,” Wilson told Phillip Swarts.
He also emphasized the need for every service member to learn the basic cyber skills, Swarts reports.
“We’ve really paid attention to the initial training, the intermediate-level training, and the advanced training required,” Wilson told C4ISR & Networks.
Swarts writes the Air Force also looks to expand its partnership with industry on cyber research and development as part of efforts to increase cyber capabilities.