NEWS | Oct. 18, 2017

Cyber Warfare: How the U.S. Military, Tech Companies Shield Themselves

By Chicago Tonight

The past few years have taught us that no single entity is safe from hacks, leaks or data breaches.

That includes major corporations, credit reporting agencies and even the U.S. government.

The United States Military Academy at West Point has a department called the Army Cyber Institute dedicated to predicting future weapons and defenses used on the digital battlefield. Maj. Natalie Vanatta, the institute’s deputy chief of research, said the military think tank is focused on future technology that could affect U.S. forces.

“We’re not part of the day-to-day fight,” Vanatta said. “Unlike any other group in the military, all we focus on is how we can help prepare our forces to be able to fight against the adversaries we think will be there.”