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Sea-Air-Space 2020: Virtual Edition Wraps With Cyber Focus

By Navy League Communications

The Navy League's Sea-Air-Space 2020: Virtual Edition, hosted by Government Matters, featured cybersecurity as the theme for the last of the week's programming. Leaders from the Navy and Marine Corps discussed new cyber challenges for the services in light of COVID-19.

In today's first session, Gregg Kendrick, executive director of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, discussed how the Marines' decisions to support ad hoc telework options through the COVID-19 crisis have focused on modernization efforts. This ensures they are aware of any advanced persistent threats so they can get available and resilient networks for warfighters and combatant commands.

Meanwhile, Navy Rear Adm. Kathleen Creighton, Navy Cyber Security Division director in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, discussed the service's priorities. The Navy is aiming to  keep Sailors and civilians safe to enable them to work remotely but also enable operational readiness. She acknowledged this rapid culture shift was possible because of partnerships across the Navy-Marine Corps team, the Department of Defense, the Defense Information Systems Agency, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and most importantly with industry partners, who have taken a "first responder approach" to helping the Navy, she said.

To view today's content, go to our Sea-Air-Space 2020: Virtual Edition Cyber page. 

The Seapower magazine website has recaps for every session.

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