U.S. Army Cyber Ops Faces Forensic Backlog
Wyatt Kash writes on GCN.com:
As the number of potential assaults on military information technology networks continues to escalate, so does the challenge of conducting forensic and attribution analysis in order to respond appropriately, said Col. Barry Hensley at the 2008 LandWarNet conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this week.More here.
“There are 360 million scans or attempted scans [per day] across the [Defense Department] network,” said Hensley, director of the Army Global Network Operations and Security Center. But those scans are merely part of the noise that Army security specialists must deal with in analyzing a variety of incidents and potential assaults on military networks.