US focuses on technology to face cyber threats

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Washington, Aug 26: United States defence official told that Pentagon trains it's network administrators 'ethical hacking' to understand the weaknesses before they are exploited by an enemy.

US Deputy Secretary of Defence William J Lynn told that the America must face the cyber defence challenge with a focus on superior technology and productivity. He also told that the US has to focus on technology and productivity as the countries like China and India will train more highly proficient computer scientists in coming years.

"Even as the US government strengthens its cadre of cyber security professionals, it must recognise that long-term trends in human capital do not bode well," said William J Lynn.

"The US has only 4.5 percent of the world's population, and over the next 20 years, many countries, including China and India, will train more highly proficient computer scientists than will the US. The United States will lose its advantage in cyberspace if that advantage is predicated on simply amassing trained cyber security professionals," he added.

He also told that the Pentagon has increased the number of its trained cyber security professionals and deepened their training.

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