Cyber innovation at the forefront of UK’s approach to modern warfare

Speaking at the recent NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference in London, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt told of the need for the UK and NATO members to recognise offensive cyber as central to modern warfare. As the UK has already demonstrated against Daesh in the Middle East, it can be a vital tool to keep people in the UK and overseas safe from virtual and physical threats.


The military continues to develop its cyber capabilities as part of the £1.9 billion investment into the National Cyber Security Strategy, focused on boosting the UK’s cybersecurity. Recent UK innovations have included the creation of the National Cyber Security Centre which brings together government, intelligence agencies and the private sector into one organisation. The state-of-the-art Defence Cyber School, which marked its first anniversary in March this year, is also training the next generation of cyber experts.


The Defence Secretary has expanded that commitment, announcing £22 million in funding to stand up new Army cyberoperations centres across the UK.


"We know all about the dangers. Whether the attacks come from Russia, China or North Korea. Whether they come from hacktivists, criminals or extremists. Whether it's malware or fake news. Cyber can bring down our national infrastructure and undermine our democracy, said Mordaunt.


"It’s time to pay more than lip service to cyber. We must convince our adversaries their advances simply aren’t worth the cost. Cyber enemies think they can act with impunity. We must show them they can’t. That we are ready to respond at a time and place of our choosing in any domain, not just the virtual world," she added.

more news

Ransomware Tips Towards Enterprise Targets


Symantec's latest 2019 threat report shows a worrying rise in cyberattacks and cybercrime activity. Web attacks are up 56%, formjacking attacks are running at 4800 a month, enterprise ransomware is up 12 per cent although over ransomware attacks are down and supply chain attacks have increased by 70 per cent.

read more

Cybersecurity Threats Growing In Travel and Transportation


IBM Security has issued new research highlighting that the travel industry and its customers are increasingly the targets of cyberattacks as criminals seek to monetize highly valuable travel data. Compounding the problem, a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of IBM Security1 reveals that travellers are still blind to the risks they face on the road.

read more

Cyber innovation at the forefront of UK’s approach to modern warfare


Speaking at the recent NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference in London, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt told of the need for the UK and NATO members to recognise offensive cyber as central to modern warfare. As the UK has already demonstrated against Daesh in the Middle East, it can be a vital tool to keep people in the UK and overseas safe from virtual and physical threats.

read more

65000 GDPR Data Breaches In Europe To Date


European privacy authorities have received almost 65,000 data breach notifications since the EU's new privacy law went into full effect. In addition, regulators in 11 European countries have imposed $63 million in General Data Protection Regulation fines.

read more