U.S. Cyber Command, the dangers and the laws

Unfortunately, the details of this or another command of the U.S. armed forces are almost always hidden. But thanks to the peculiarities of U.S. law once a year, all these military organizations must report to Congress. Accordingly, their reports before they become public. On this occasion, first of April in the Congress were invited by the head of the U.S. Strategic Command Commander R. Koehler and not so long ago made Cyber Command K. Alexander. Noteworthy that in this particular year, the report command of the facts appeared real work. So, last year's first ever Cyber Command report to Congress was almost entirely devoted to the creation and optimization of modern structures. About certain actions or operations have not been told almost nothing. Instead of K. Alexander, who heads it Command From the very first day or longer pressed on the prospects agency. Now the formation of the Cyber Command hundred percent complete and it has begun to take action in the assigned area. But things are not going too far simply and easily. Problems more than enough and still leaves plenty of time to eliminate them.

The commander of Cyber Command, General Keith Alexander

First fact, which said in its own statement, General Alexander, has been associated with a statement of the situation. According to him, with each following year the situation in cyberspace is becoming more difficult. At first he was scandalously recognizable website WikiLeaks, later appeared decentralized network intruders entitled Anonimous, and in the past year have begun active attacks on the resources of the U.S. municipal organizations. All this is evidence that the Cyber Command was created in time, and his work is constantly will become more of a priority. At the same time, the success of cyber criminals can be considered as a confirmation is not yet completely necessary abilities Command. If the already started to resist attacks by South American soldiers have learned to cyber front, then the discovery of preparing attacks or other similar "prevention" of the case until the situation is even worse.

Another hitch U.S. Cyber Command is in the backwardness of some legislation. The fact that the current state of American law does not meet a number of requirements that have emerged in connection with a wide spread of high technology. Hence it out and snags with the possibilities Cyber Command, when at one point it turns out that to commit certain actions it does not have rights. At the current time with the direct involvement of representatives Cyber Command ends with the creation of a number of bills that will be in the future of the military organization vsepolnotsennym member of the U.S. military machine.

With respect to legislative moments all have reason to believe that some crafty politicians are going to impose on the U.S. Cyber Command military duties are not too far away. In the last couple of years, even after the creation of the Cyber Command, appeared frequently such bills, which, being directly related to his activities were more like tools to protect someone's commercial interests. Thus, the well-known projects SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act — the Act on the Prevention of online piracy) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Privacy Act — the Act on the Protection of the mental equipment) prior to the hearing on them were so resounding scandal premise that their review was postponed indefinitely term. The essence of both bills were common: they allow the presence of the respective solutions in the pretrial order to close the Internet resources, seen in the distribution of illegal content. Very catchy, in support of such laws acted several large U.S. and European broadcasters. But the organization, whose activities are directly related to cyberspace, such as Google Inc. and the Wikimedia Foundation, harshly opposed the new laws. It would seem that rights holders are fighting for an extra income, while here Cyber Command? Of course, the protection of the rights of the author in the form of blocking websites and search their owners will be assigned specifically to the respective management of the Pentagon. If you end up actions will be developed specifically for such a path, the protection of the interests of the army of people perceive very mercantile form.

Yet, the creation of new legislation to regulate cyberspace is not only an urgent problem of Cyber Command. Information technology firm entered into a life and will continue to only develop and capture all the great "bridgehead." Because in order to avoid various problems it has at the moment to attend to legislative regulation of this sphere. But for some strange reason, maybe it in obvious money, law-sample in the most proper focus on the fight against online piracy. But on extremist resources with appeals to the open violation of all international norms and other "joys" of all these writers laws for some reason glancing through your fingers.

According to the views of Alexander K., all these legal difficulties not only interfere with the normal development of his command, and may be the cause of severe problems in the future, when some of the toughest villains hold "operation", and the Cyber Command will simply not possible not only only to repel the attack, and punish the guilty.

Alexander also believes that the current communication strategy of deterrence, which is now the bedrock of Cyber Command, can not be considered promising. Current sights on the role of a "cyber army" are such that the presence of a potential opponent of a similar structure Cyber Command operation fails to achieve the desired result. Information deterrence involves the steps taken by the fit, the purpose of which is the gradual reassurance of the masses of possible opponent. But such acts are in some cases there may not be enough time. Or the enemy will take the same measures vtochnosti, and in addition to the same answer more action to curb the actions of hostile propaganda. From this general Alexander concludes that the Cyber Command to be developed immediately several doctrines of information warfare, both offensive and defensive. In all other organization probably would worthless.

Despite all the current problems in the U.S. Cyber Command recently may be the strongest similar structure in the world. In the end, legal issues can be resolved, and the strategy to give adequate opportunities. Given the difficult political situation in the developing world by the United States own "kibervoysk" should not be ignored. This should not only involve the agency, and to organize themselves with the same purpose. It is not in vain as the general K. Alexander read about an aggressive communication strategy.

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