By Eleanor Keymer
The UK is recruiting a number of cyber experts to be deployed alongside armed forces personnel on military operations in a bid to protect its key networks, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on 1 June.
“Future conflict will see cyber operations conducted in parallel with more conventional actions in the sea, land and air operations,” the MoD said in a statement. “Therefore we must plan, train, exercise and operate in a way which integrates our activities in both cyber and physical space.”
These operations will fall under the jurisdiction of the Defence Cyber Operations Group, which will be responsible for the specialist training and deployment of military personnel, while the individual services will be responsible for initial recruitment.