U.S. Cyber Command congratulates the men and women of USCYBERCOM on a great 10 years May 21. “We have much to be thankful for, and much to do in the months and years ahead,” said Commander, USCYBERCOM Paul Nakasone and USCYBERCOM Senior Enlisted Leader Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker.
Gen. Nakasone contrasted the global cybersecurity environment of 10 years ago without a Cyber Mission Force and adversaries that were different and fewer to the sophisticated cyber threats of today. In the interim, the Department of Defense was wrestling with how to integrate cybersecurity in operations until finally realizing that cyber is pivotal to national defense and security in an era of great power competition.
“Now we have a well-trained force, we have capabilities, and mostly importantly, we have delivered success. Cyber Command played a pivotal role in keeping the 2018 elections safe, secure and legitimate,” Nakasone said, while promising to ensure the same for the 2020 elections.
The general underscored the support Cyber Command provides to forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Lives have been saved because of the command’s efforts,” Nakasone said. The command has also battled ISIS in cyberspace, he said.
“Commanders can count on Cyber Command for options,” Nakasone said.
CYBERCOM’s 10th anniversary video highlights a decade of defending the world's most complicated network, see it here.