SAN ANTONIO – Brigadier General (Ret.) Gregory Touhill, appointed in 2016 as the nation’s first Chief Information Security Officer, spoke to a group at the Alamo AFCEA Luncheon in San Antonio on Tuesday. Touhill discussed the current state of cybersecurity, common methods of attack, and how attacks can be combatted.
According to Touhill, in some cases our government is still operating equipment that was manufactured before the operator was born. “If you consider that the technological relevance of a computer ages at about 25 times the rate of a human being, we are depending on equipment that is several hundred years old. Well beyond the end of its intended life-span.”