Pentagon’s 2023 Cyber Strategy Focuses on Helping Allies
The US Department of Defense (DoD) this week published an unclassified summary of its 2023 Cyber Strategy, outlining plans for both offensive and defensive efforts. One key focus of the 2023 Cyber Strategy is the commitment to boost the cyber capabilities of allies and partners, and to increase collective resilience against cyberattacks. This includes augmenting the capacity of partners and expanding their access to cybersecurity infrastructure, as well as helping them mature their cyber workforce through training events and exercises. Partners may also be directly helped in developing their capabilities by enabling functions they need but do not have. Another key effort of the cyber strategy is defending the nation and its critical infrastructure. This involves not only actual defense but also disrupting and degrading threat actors’ capabilities and infrastructure.