Enter the Fifth Domain


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As foreign nationals – from independent hackers to criminal organizations to nation-states – continue to test and breach U.S. networks, it is fast becoming clear that the cyberwar is here and is happening on a global scale.

While civilian and defense agencies within the federal government are racing to get up to speed on security and offensive strategies in cyberspace, these discussions are happening independently and often without coordination with others in government, let alone the private sector.

As was seen with the Sony hack – reportedly done by North Korea – the breach of Office of Personnel Management networks – tied to the Chinese government – and attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure – like the dam hacks attributed to Iranian actors – foreign attackers will not be solely targeting our military networks. Unlike traditional domains of warfare, in cyberspace, civilian assets are the prime targets.

With that in mind, Sightline Media Group is proud to announce our newest brand: Fifth Domain, a news and information resource that brings civilian, defense, industry, private sector and critical infrastructure stakeholders together in one place for a holistic discussion on cybersecurity, both defense and offense.

The website is anchored by breaking and in-depth news from the trusted journalists currently reporting on these issues for C4ISRNET, Defense News and Federal Times, supplemented with original reporting, industry thought-leadership and the data and resources cyber pros need to stay ahead of the adversary.

The cyberwar is here. Fifth Domain has it covered.

Aaron Boyd, Editor