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Army Eyes Tactical Network Security Measures in Cyberspace

cyberThe U.S. Army has developed a cyber strategy for the military branch to protect its tactical network infrastructure through offensive and defensive measures.

The framework culminates more than two years of collaboration among doctrinal, operational, acquisition, research and development professionals at the Army’s materiel command, according to an article published Monday on the Army website.

Steven Lucas, chief engineer at the cybersecurity and information division of the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, has noted intrusion detection as one approach to defend a tactical network.

“Intrusion detection allows a sensor to detect potentially malicious activity on a specific node, such as a handheld device or a laptop, and limit the user’s capabilities,” Lucas said.

The Army Research Laboratory and CERDEC have partnered to develop binary code analysis methods to identify flaws in a software application.

CERDEC is also working with the branch’s chief information officer and project managers to design, build and test identity management tools for the tactical environment.

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