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NSA Chief: Military’s Next Internet in the Cloud

Army Gen. Keith Alexander

Instead of hiding from cloud computing for security reasons, the director of the National Security Agency said Wednesday the military must tie its networks and software to the cloud to better secure its computers.

Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who also serves as director of U.S. Cyber Command, told attendees at the Security Innovation Network’s Showcase conference in Washington that embracing the cloud is “active defense,” NextGov reported.

“How do we create the next set of architecture that is more defensible and can ensure the integrity of our data?,” Alexander said. “I think it’s in the cloud.”

Cloud computing delivers shared resources and shields against cyberattacks by quickly identifying signs that may indicate network manipulation, Alexander said.

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