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For Nakasone, who led U.S. Army Cyber Command from October 2016 to April 2018, this is his seventh consecutive Wash100 award.
Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award, said:
In April 2022, Mr. Nakasone attended Congress and Senate to discuss five priorities that will help USCYBERCOM improve its ability to combat cybersecurity threats and other national security challenges . Operations to Defend the Nation; Integrated Deterrence; Recruitment, Retention, and Training. Joint cyber warfighting architecture and enhanced budget control.
“These elements are vital to our national security and pose an unprecedented challenge to China as we face an array of adversaries that are expanding the scope, scale and sophistication of their operations against us. It’s important to build an appropriate mission structure to deal with the 117th Games,” Nakasone said in a stance statement before the 117th Games.
On integrated deterrence, he said advancing that priority “means preparing for crisis and conflict while campaigning in a race across the full spectrum of cyber operations” and “defending U.S. systems and networks. Beyond the Defense Industrial Base.DoD Information Network.
Before the end of the 2022 calendar year, Cybercom chiefs designated Cyber National Mission Force as the new unified subordinate command of the Department of Defense in a ceremony held in December at Fort Meade, Maryland.
The new semi-joint command will consist of 39 joint cyber teams with more than 2,000 military and civilian personnel to ensure election security, combat cyber espionage, ransomware and other threats, and provide emergency response. support.
Nakasone said the CNMF has “always taken the first step” as part of USCYBERCOM.
“This is a mandate that we understand from day one that our strength comes from a series of partnerships,” he added.
Four-Star General appeared before students and faculty at the Cybercom Academic Engagement Network welcome session, highlighting the role of partnerships in combating evolving cyberthreats.
Under his leadership, Cybercom has implemented several cybersecurity initiatives in 2022. This includes his 10-day cyberspace defense operations concept to identify and stop commonly known malware risks, and the launch of his Constellation pilot program with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for fast delivery. includes transformation. Providing strategic and tactical cybersecurity capabilities to cyber operators.
Under Nakasone’s leadership, the NSA last year issued a report and guidelines for ensuring national security.
These include reports that provide guidance on characterizing threats to defense microelectronics. Recommendations for future requirements for quantum-safe algorithms for networks or national security systems that contain sensitive data and are key to intelligence or military operations. Guidance recommending the use of memory-safe languages in software development to combat cyberattacks. Also included are four technical reports to help the Department of Defense protect programmable microelectronic components from hostile influence and cybersecurity threats.
The NSA has also worked with agencies such as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the FBI, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to help protect critical infrastructure from cyber vulnerabilities.
Some efforts are releasing joint advisories alerting organizations to Chinese government-backed threat actors targeting network service providers. Guidance detailing best practices that developers can employ to protect their software supply her chain. A document outlining security considerations when implementing a 5G open radio access network infrastructure. Also reports on the techniques attackers use to plan and carry out compromises of operational technology and industrial control system assets.
During a virtual roundtable discussion, Nakasone shared his insights into Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and how it provided powers that allowed the NSA to collect intelligence data on several high-priority targets. bottom.
“FISA Section 702 is irreplaceable,” said Nakasone in his keynote address. “It is focused and limited, but agile enough to address national security threats in an ever-changing technological and threat environment.”
Nakasone said FISA Section 702 allows the U.S. government to identify ransomware attacks carried out by foreign threat actors against U.S. critical infrastructure and investigate the strategic intent of Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. I explained what I was able to do.
“702 Authorities provide sophisticated foreign intelligence focused on non-U.S. persons outside the United States and specific and valuable insights to protect our nation—information not otherwise available,” he said. pointed out.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Paul Nakasone and the Cybercom, NSA, and CSS teams on being named to the 2023 edition of the Wash100 Awards. Visit Wash100.com to vote for Nakasone and your other favorite GovCon Leaders in this year’s popularity poll.