From the Spring 2015 Issue

Living on the Edge: Pushing the Boundaries of Cybersecurity for the Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command

Patric Petrie
Lead Staff Writer | SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

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Background
Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command (MFCC) faces a big challenge often experienced by other cyber agencies: achieving a clear and consolidated picture of the cyberspace domain.

MFCC plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes, and directs the full spectrum of Marine Corps cyberspace operations, including Department of Defense Global Information Grid operations and defensive cyber operations.

When directed, it also plans and executes offensive cyberspace operations that support Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) with joint and combined cyberspace requirements that enable freedom of action across all warfighting domains while destroying or crippling the enemy’s ability to make effective . . .

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