The U.S. Army has been conducting tests to learn about how to shield digital information on the branch’s distributed operations from a cyber attack, Nextgov reported Friday.
Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, head of the Army Cyber Command, told a panel discussion held at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington that the command saw electronic warfare and information operations converge during cybersecurity experiments.
Cardon added the military service needs to adopt offensive tools against adversaries that attempt to attack its physical networks, according to the report.
Nextgov also reported that the U.S. Navy plans to conduct multiple warfighting exercises to determine how the military branch can address targeted attacks on fleet military operations.
The drills will form part of the Navy’s five-year strategy to expand its cyberspace capabilities and reduce data security flaws, the report said.