NEW CY­BER DE­FENCE UNIT IN UK

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The UK Min­istry of De­fence (MoD) will re­cruit hun­dreds of com­puter ex­perts for the cre­ation of a new cy­ber de­fence unit to help pro­tect the coun­try’s crit­i­cal data and com­puter net­works. Fea­tur­ing both re­servists and reg­u­lar forces, the Joint Cy­ber Re­serve Unit will not only safe­guard the UK from cy­ber at­tacks, but will also launch their own ‘’strikes in cy­ber space’’, if nec­es­sary, ac­cord­ing to the MoD. The UK De­fence Sec­re­tary Philip Ham­mond said the Min­istry is de­vel­op­ing a full-spec­trum mil­i­tary cy­ber ca­pa­bil­ity, in­clud­ing a strike ca­pa­bil­ity, to boost the UK’s range of mil­i­tary ca­pa­bil­i­ties in re­sponse to the grow­ing cy­ber threats.

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