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How leveraging new technologies will ensure military network safety: Insights from Brigadier General Buckner

How leveraging new technologies will ensure military network safety: Insights from Brigadier General Buckner

In this exclusive interview with a key speaker of this year’s Big Data for Defence conference, Brigadier General Jennifer Buckner, Department of the Army, Deputy of Army Military Operations for Cyber, U.S. Army, gain insights into the role of new technologies in enhancing cybersecurity of the US Army Cyber Command.

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Brigadier General Buckner answers the following questions:

  • What are the main challenges currently faced by armed forces face when it comes to securing their network? How would you rate the level of urgency for Armed Forces to operate an entirely secure network? 
  • What role do you see AI and machine learning play in enhancing cyber security in the Armed Forces?  
  • What are the current initiatives of the Cyber Command for strengthening the cyber workforce?
  • What are the near, mid and long term steps for the US Army Cyber Command to leverage AI and machine learning?
  • What role should private companies play in enhancing cybersecurity of Armed Forces? To what extent do you believe are their solutions fit for the defence sector?


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Defence IQ: What role do you see AI and machine learning play in enhancing cyber security in the Armed Forces? 

Brigadier General Buckner: I don’t know that we have fundamentally realised just how much these emerging technologies will change the way we fight and the nature of conflict; this is why I approach it more broadly than just the cybersecurity aspect. I certainly think we are already seeing ways that these can help inform our network defenders and architects, coupled with operating and maintaining our networks. 

The idea of autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, ISR, and getting at the ubiquitous nature of data collection and making that into something meaningful is extraordinarily important. We are also looking at ways that AI and machine learning can really improve… 


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