29 Sep '13, 4pm

Britain Recruiting Cyber-warriors

LONDON — Britain is to set up a dedicated military unit to counter cyber attacks, the defense secretary announced Sunday as he issued a call for tech-savvy new recruits. The Ministry of Defence is looking to recruit hundreds of computer experts to help defend Britain’s national security. The “cyber reservists” would work alongside regular forces in the new Joint Cyber Reserve Unit in a bid to to protect key computer networks and safeguard data. The new capability would be able to “counter-attack in cyber-space and, if necessary, to strike in cyber-space as part of our full-spectrum military capability,” Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party said. The center-right party kicks off its annual conference on Sunday. “In response to the growing cyber threat, we are developing a full-spectrum military cyber capability, including a strike capability, to enhance the UK’...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130929/DEFREG01/3092...

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