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Cyber Operations for National Defense
September 19, 2019 - September 20, 2019
The ability to operate freely in the cyber domain is of critical importance to the United States. DSI’s 6th Annual Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium will address the internet and internet-enabled technologies and how they enable much of our communications, economic activities, and military capabilities. This reliance on cyberspace makes it an attractive target to malicious actors wishing to harm the United States. Our defense community has always maintained a basic level of cyber security—protecting networks and computers from unauthorized access and attack—but the current threat landscape of great-power competition has necessitated a shift towards offensive cyber operations. These operations are deployed in the same manner as traditional operations, often falling beneath the threshold of war, and are carried out by cyber-specific entities like the Cyber Mission Force.