Tiffany Jones, director, Public Sector Programs and Strategy
As one might expect, details are scarce in the declassified version of the DoD’s first-ever cyberspace guidelines (released last Thursday). But from a 30,000 foot perspective, the policy looks sounds.
Consider the five key tenets (or “strategic initiatives”) contained in the directive:
1: Treat cyberspace as a domain for training and equipping defense forces
2: Employ new defense operating concepts
3: Create strong partnerships between agencies and with the private sector
4: Build relationships with foreign allies
5: Leverage U.S. innovation
These are worthy goals, to be sure (in particular, the overarching themes of operational preparedness and information sharing). Even without the details, it’s heartening to see fundamentally sound priorities for a DoD infrastructure that houses—quite possibly—more sensitive information...