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Here’s One Way DISA Wants to Improve Cybersecurity

The Defense Information Systems Agency is looking to improve the cybersecurity posture of the Department of Defense by reducing attack vectors to the network.

Adversaries are becoming more sophisticated, with threats becoming more complex and the number of cyberattacks increasing, Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of DISA, said Nov. 5 during DISA’s annual Forecast to Industry day in Linthicum, Maryland.

She said DISA executes roughly 1 billion defensive cyber operations events in a given month, automatically blocking most attempts while intervening in nearly 1,000 incidents and conducting over 2,000 countermeasures.

Read more at C4ISRNet

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