Cybersecurity is a critical element for the smooth functioning of a business. Having the right security solution works wonders for an IT architecture for now and the future. Keeping this in mind, the U.S. government announced the launch of a joint cyber center to promote the collaboration between the Space and Cyber Command Centers in the U.S. The launch of the new cyber center was announced by the commander of U.S. Cyber Command, General James Dickinson, during a 2022 fiscal budget hearing with U.S. Strategic Command and Space Command (USSPACECOM). In a testimony, Dickinson warned about rising cyberthreats from the East targeting organizations in the U.S.
“We are setting up a joint cyber center within the command as we speak. I also have, as a result of the command standing up, I’ve got five service components provided by each of the services to the combatant command with two of those — my Navy component as well as my Marines component — who are dual-hatted,” Dickinson said.
Achieving Digital Superiority
Dickinson stressed creating a robust cybersecurity environment to secure the nation’s intellectual and technological infrastructure from evolving cyberthreats. He stated the importance of funding fundamental capabilities like cybersecurity, battlespace awareness, command and control, and deterrent space capabilities.
Rising Threat from East
Dickinson warned about potential threats from adversaries in Iran, North Korea, China, and Russia. He informed that Russia and China are developing anti-satellite weapon systems to attain national security goals and counter the U.S. military capabilities. Both countries are reportedly restructuring their militaries to develop deeper competency in technical military fields like electronic warfare, cyberspace, and space operations.
Besides, North Korea and Iran are also advancing their counter-space threats via cyberattacks, jamming, and electronic warfare. Iran and North Korea are also said to rely on irregular methods to counter U.S. capabilities.
“We must capitalize on machine learning and artificial intelligence developments to secure our systems, advance our capabilities, and increase the speed of our decision-making process. Accordingly, within our efforts to maintain digital superiority, USSPACECOM is determined to innovate for competitive advantage, evolve cyber operations for an agile and resilient posture, and invest in game-changing technologies. Future years will require additional resources to accomplish all of this, and to ensure the U.S. can adequately address the evolving and expanding cyber threats posed by our strategic competitors and adversaries,” Dickinson concluded.