Carter says cyber battle against ISIS will ‘black these guys out’
The U.S. is aggressively targeting ISIS in cyberspace, attempting to halt the group’s ability to communicate electronically, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Thursday.
His comments build on those from earlier this week when, for the first time, the Department of Defense admitted to an active offensive cyberspace mission.
“There is no reason why these guys ought to be able to command and control their forces,” Carter said Thursday morning at a Microsoft-sponsored event in Seattle.
Drawing a parallel with the use of more conventional tools of warfare like missiles, Carter said the attacks are intended to hit the heart of ISIS operations.