US defense cyber chief: The cloud is the military’s next Internet

Military networks and software must be tied to the cloud to defend Defense Department computers against adversaries, the Pentagon’s cyber chief said Wednesday night.Currently, Defense data reside on three main systems that cannot be centrally secured, creating disparate levels of protection that serve as entryways for ever evolving malicious software, according to military officials. The top brass envision fixing this setup with a cloud — a common network infrastructure capable of spotting and blocking threats remotely for all the military’s databases, PCs and other electronics.
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