A woman in charge of the United States Cyber ​​Command

(To Maria Grazia Labellarte)

From next October, Anne Neuberger will be the new director of computer security for the American National Security Agency (NSA).

NSA veteran for more than 10 years, contributed to the foundation of the Cyber ​​Command of the United States, where it was already Chief Risk Officer.

Coming from the Jewish quarter of Brooklyn, Borough Park, she went to Bais Yaakov Jewish nursery school for girls only. Neuberger graduated from both New York and the Columbia University business school.

Il Cyber ​​Command which he will direct was created in the middle of the 2009 at the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. The command works with the NSA networks. In the beginning it was created with a defensive mission, but in the succession of the years it was increasingly conceived as an "offensive force".

At the trees the Cyber ​​Command it was essentially an arm of the NSA established to provide legality for the performance of operations that the NSA could perform operationally, but not legally. Since 18 August 2017 has acquired its independence from the NSA networks.

The new concept of operational "independence" therefore calls for a persistent commitment and aims to clash with its "enemies" in cyberspace, and on a daily basis below the "conflict threshold".

The key concept is that opponents fight in networks and as far away as physically possible from the United States. In fact, the Defense Department does not operate in home networks, but rather tries to counter the attacks before they arrive in the country.

Analysts argue, however, that the new approach would encourage them to rely on "cyberwarriors" to tackle a new set of strategies and possible external "offenses".

Photo: National Security Agency