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Cybercom Chief Michael Rogers Urges Industry to Bolster Security Threat Detection

Vice Adm Michael Rogers (1)Michael Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command, has said that private enterprises must develop cybersecurity measures that focus on detecting system threats in order to avoid business interruptions, the American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday.

“You have to consider [cybersecurity threats] every bit as foundational as we do in our ability to maneuver forces as a military construct,” Rogers told entrepreneurs at a Bloomberg Government-hosted cybersecurity summit Tuesday, according to AFPS.

Terri Moon Cronk writes that Rogers called on the Pentagon and industry to cooperate in ensuring that power, transportation and financial systems are safe from cyber attacks.

“These are sectors of increased critical importance to our ability as a nation to function effectively,” he added, according to Cronk’s article.

“Coming together as a partnership is where we can become very powerful.”

Rogers supports a bill that would provide a framework for government and commercial organizations to address cyber problems through information exchange.

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