Speaking at a virtual conference on Tuesday, US Army Cyber Command head Stephen Fogarty said, “Our networks are under a relentless attack... Some adversaries successfully get through.”
“We must improve our cyber security, we must become faster, more aggressive and more importantly persistent in defense of our networks, data and weapons platforms,” Fogarty said at the virtual 2020 AFCEA Army Signal Conference.
Multiple organizations and authorizing officials throughout the army own and administer the current network architecture where systems are used by seven million Pentagon employees, he said, but noted this task is done “without sufficient visibility and sufficient command and control.”
“We just don’t see ourselves. Today our systems are inefficient and exposed to unsustainable risk,” Fogarty added.
His remarks come after a fire broke out at Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious American warship, as it was anchored at the US Naval base in San Diego on Sunday.