This event happened on October 10, 2023

As data becomes ever more important for decision making and battlefield control, securing and protecting it is a top priority for the Department of Defense. Sensors and onboard control systems on military vehicles and aircrafts continue to multiply, providing massive flows of information, but they must be protected to ensure that data is reliable and deny gray zone attack vectors for malicious actors. In this panel discussion, military leaders discussed how operational technology should be kept safe, secure and dependable to ensure operational readiness in the face of constantly advancing threats from peer adversaries.

Watch recording:

Shift5's Jessica Carroll explains how data can help warfighters and decisionmakers strengthen their position.
Lt. Gen. Maria Barrett, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command, and CSIS senior fellow Ben Jensen discuss the challenges of securing and protecting data.

Guest Speakers:

  • Lt. Gen. Maria B. Barrett, Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command
  • Benjamin Jensen, Fellow, Future War, Gaming, & Strategy, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Jessica Carroll, Vice President of Policy and Government, Shift5