Ten years ago, GPS on phones was just becoming available. Self-driving cars were secretly making their way into traffic, and most people hadn’t even heard of 3D printing. This was when the US Cyber Command was created to direct and coordinate cyberspace planning and operations to defend and advance national interests with domestic and international partners.
It’s an understatement to say things have changed a lot since 2009, especially the cyber landscape. Though the majority of its operations are classified, it’s not hard to imagine the Cyber Command has also gone through major changes over the past decade.
Anniversaries are usually an opportunity to reflect on the past and think about the future, but that’s tricky to do when most of the Cyber Command’s activities are essentially