Cyber Command to Focus on Protection, Nominee Says

The main focus of the U.S. Department of Defense's new Cyber Command will be protecting military networks, not engaging in cyberwarfare, the nominee to head the organization said. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, faced with questions about the U.S. Cyber Command's role during a Senate hearing, said the Cyber Command would work with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to defend private networks, but his primary role would be to defend the U.S. military's corner of cyberspace.