«The brigade is a custom-made cyber warfare unit being built up at Fort Meade, Md., and Fort Gordon, Ga., to conduct some of the most sophisticated cyber operations around the world. As the Army's contribution to U.S. Cyber Command, the 780th is responsible for hunting down enemy hackers, figuring out how they operate, and developing cyber weapons to use against a host of online targets.
These soldiers work outside the Pentagon's firewalls to "detect threats against our networks, to characterize where those threats are coming from, and to provide early warning to [Army network] defenders, to provide early warning to [Army] hunters inside the network who will look to cut that threat off."«
Via Artur Alves