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USN set to prepare crews for last resort defence against cyber attack

16 November 2016

As the US Navy (USN) looks to protect its ships and submarines from cyber-attacks, one simple way to do that might be to unplug vessels from the network, service representatives have noted.

Even though it is considered a procedure of last resort, the USN has been training its personnel on how to initiate and conduct the process.

"The navy has conducted training on disconnect procedures and using multiple networks and specific networks that allow the navy to prevent lateral movement and continue fighting through an attack," Bill Williford, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) director, Integrated Warfare System Engineering, told IHS Jane's.

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