Priorities for DLA’s Cyber Resilience Integration Initiative

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Linus Baker, cybersecurity director at the Defense Logistics Agency, discusses the new cyber programs at the organization, and what they mean for the people they serve.


The Department of Defense is leading the government when it comes to cybersecurity initiatives. The Defense Logistics Agency is starting their own cybersecurity project, and working to defend the support systems they provide to the Pentagon.

 

“Our supply chain is heavily dependent on automation, from an IT and an operational technology persepective. That supply chain extends beyond just the internal network and business application ability that DLA provides organically,” said Linus Baker, cybersecurity director at DLA. “The ‘.mil’ domain, we manage that, we secure it and we continuously monitor it, but that supply chain extends into the ‘.com’ realm… We have over 12,000 vendors, they’re commercial service vendors or suppliers and they rely on our IT.”