As they currently exist, cyber forces are viewed by operational commanders as little more than offsite defenders of large-scale service networks. To upend this view requires a shift in scope, with exploitation and offensive effect capabilities gaining parity with defense. Focus must be on achieving tactical level utility, with specialists at the scene or in the responsible command center. Commanders then could leverage them for real time operations and include cyber forces as a regular element of any operational plan.
Enable Cyber Action at Sea
By Chief Boatswain’s Mate Phillip Null, U.S. Coast Guard