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Kellogg describes cyber battlefield

The war on terrorism is being fought not only in places such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, but also on a cyber battlefield where terrorists are using information technology to their advantage. However, the Defense Department is also using IT and is attempting to “connect the dots” before the next attack is carried out, according to one member of the Joint Staff. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Kellogg Jr., director of command, control, communications and computers for the Joint Staff, said the cryptology being used by terrorists to protect their data and communications is as good, if not better, than DOD’s solutions. He added that terrorists also have the capability to use steganography to pass instructions and other information. Steganography involves hiding a message or image within another image, a sound file (or musical composition) or some other unlikely document location. Full Story

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