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Alan Lynn: DISA Eyes ‘Identity Assurance’ Cyber Partnership With Industry

Alan Lynn
Alan Lynn

Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said DISA works to achieve “100 percent identity assurance” with its contractors in an effort to safeguard data infrastructures from cyber threats, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday.

Amber Corrin writes Lynn made the remarks Wednesday at the Federal Times-C4ISR & Networks-sponsored CyberCon 2015 conference held in Virginia.

“We can’t do business without industry, but everyone has to be held accountable for their actions on our networks,” Lynn told conference attendees.

Sean Lyngaas also reports on FCW the DISA director has said the U.S. currently faces what he called an “economic cyber cold war” in which an adversary aims to undermine consumer confidence in the country’s enterprises and products over time.

Lynn told the audience that a cyber attack on industrial control systems used to operate the country’s electrical grid can be considered a “prelude to war,” according to the report.

Such a war has not yet materialized due to lack of a clearly-defined threshold, he added.

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