Air Force Public Affairs discusses how Air Force leaders have gathered for Task Force Cyber Secure to address Air Force-wide cyber security challenges:

Air Force senior leaders from across Headquarters Air Force and major commands gathered May 18-20 at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia, to attend the Task Force Cyber Secure kickoff meeting.

The task force was established to address challenges within the cyberspace domain and to synchronize efforts to improve the security of information and warfighting systems across the Air Force enterprise. It has been officially underway since Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III approved the task force memorandum on March 20.

The three-day meeting began with opening remarks from Lt. Gen. William Bender, the secretary of the Air Force chief of information dominance and chief information officer, thanking the participants for their efforts to advance the goals of TFCS. Over the course of the meeting, leaders presented current and future cybersecurity efforts in their respective areas of expertise.

The more military senior leaders meet to discuss cyber security issues, the better it is for everyone. It has taken far too long for the US military leadership to come to the realization they need to understand information technology and the threat weak cyber security poses to sensitive DoD data.