29 Nov '16, 9pm

Pathfinder units expand #cyberdefense capabilities.

Pathfinder units expand #cyberdefense capabilities.

HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- It’s commonly understood that Airmen operate now in a cyber contested environment. Cyberattacks and persistent malware have become so frequent, widespread, and advanced that they now pose a threat to Air Force core missions beyond what national level cyber protection teams can cover and defend against. In April, communications squadrons across the Air Force were tasked by their respective major commands to be pathfinder units in what has become known as the “Cyber Squadron Initiative” construct. This is meant to be a transition effort toward a new cyber unit that integrates defensive cyber operations concepts toward protecting the five core Air Force missions at the base level. The pathfinder units were met with the first achievements under the new concept. A recent rash of malware struck bases across the Air Force in October, cau...

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