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IARPA’s Kerry Long Talks Humans’ Capability to Change Cyber Domain

cyberwarfareKerry Long, program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has said humans have the capability to change the future of the cyber domain, C4ISRNet reported Friday.

“If you think about it, cyber space is really the one environment that we’re fighting in that we can actually change,” Long said Wednesday at the Federal Times-hosted CyberCon conference in Washington.

“We created it in the first place – by ‘we’ I mean [the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency],” he added.

Mark Pomerleau writes Long noted that DARPA and IARPA have started to invest in efforts that seek to defend the “next internet,” which he says could develop into a “massive cloud,” from potential cyber vulnerabilities.

Long said that the intelligence community needs to practice caution in the cyber space as various entities across the world use the same cloud infrastructure to share data, Pomerleau reports.

He also cited the need for developers to address the challenges associated with big data analytics, the report added.

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