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Space Foundation Launches Cyber 1.3


The Space Foundation's annual cyberspace conference opened April 8 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., with featured speaker The Honorable Patrick Meehan (R-PA), who serves as the subcommittee chairman of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies for the House Committee on Homeland Security.

In his comments, Meehan said he has been working on current threats to cyber infrastructure and it has been "sobering." According to Meehan, adversaries look to disrupt, or destroy cyber infrastructure, and there is a need for adequate defense for "...the fifth dimension of warfare."

"Cyber attacks may soon shift from espionage to destruction," said Meehan. "Security breaches are the new normalcy."

Meehan said that emerging technologies are advancing faster than cyber threat analysis tools can be developed.

Meehan talked about the 80-15-5 dynamic, "...80 percent can be corrected with simple cyber hygiene; 15 percent is more sophisticated and needs real collaboration. Five percent is state sponsored threat. This is the time when they're inside the wire. We need the ability for everyone to work together."

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