Monday, November 7, 2011

Offensive cyberweapons sought

Pentagon researchers plan to bolster their efforts to create offensive weapons for cyber warfare, U.S. officials said Monday. "Malicious cyber attacks ... are a real threat to our physical systems, including our military systems," Regina Dugan, director of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, told a conference. "To this end, in the coming years we will focus an increasing portion of our cyber research on the investigation of offensive capabilities to address military-specific needs," she said. (Source: AFP via SpaceWar, 11/07/11) Gulf Coast note: Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., is a cyber security training center; Corry Station in Pensacola, Fla., is home of the Navy's Center for Information Dominance.