The United States is ready on paper to engage in cyber warfare if needed, but lacks “the speed and agility” to successfully defend itself against its enemies in the Information Age, according to one of the country’s top military experts in the field.Speaking at a forum the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) hosted Monday assessing the Department of Defense cyber strategy Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Weggeman said the United States still needs to establish “street cred” to deter cyber attacks.“We have to prove … that we are as good as we say we are,” said Maj. Gen. Weggeman, director of plans and policy (J5) of U.S. Cyber Command.

Source: Is U.S. Ready for Cyber War? | GW Today | The George Washington University