Cyber Operations: How to do it Right

A New Blueprint for Addressing Critical Defense Elements
Today's advanced threats require an advanced cyber defense. That's why Bob Lamb of Booz Allen Hamilton recommends a new Cyber Operations blueprint that helps organizations assess and meet their cyber needs.The blueprint begins with situational awareness, says Lamb, senior vice president with BAH. "It starts with providing a framework around which to look at [your] own networks, vulnerabilities, the threats that [you're] facing," he says. "Then you have to do some analysis around that, and that analysis needs to approach it from the standpoint of what's your risk, what's your exposure, what are your options for fixing them, and what can you afford to spend to protect those networks and that data?"

Done right, this new Cyber Operations blueprint helps organizations improve and secure internal operations, as well as better serve their broader external communities.

In an exclusive interview about the blueprint, Lamb discusses:

  • Why we need a new approach to cyber operations;
  • Core elements of the new blueprint;
  • How to get started.

Lamb leads the NetOps, Army Cyber, and the firm's Information Analysis Center (IAC), which includes oversight of the Information Assurance Technology Analysis Center, Survivability Vulnerability Information Analysis Center (SURVIAC).

Before joining Booz Allen in 1999, Lamb served in a variety of command and staff assignments as a Signal Officer in the U.S. Army. He concluded his military career as the Chief of Staff for the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense (JTF - CND), and was part of the task force that developed the Department of Defense's first command, focused on defending its computer networks and information systems.

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