Balancing National Security and Civil Liberties

Some of the biggest challenges that US Cyber Command faces are not technical, said Maj. Gen. David Senty, chief of staff for the organization. “It’s work force and culture that really drives some of our issues,” Senty said during his address at AFA’s CyberFutures Conference last week. Educating people so they understand the implications of operating on the net is key, said Senty. “The malicious software downloaded through phishing e-mails, how rapidly that migrates, and whether or not we can address those security issues while protecting privacy and individual rights” are pressing matters, he said.