[ISN] British military will spend 650 million GBP on cyber warfare

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:15:22 -0600 (CST)

By Lawrence Latif
The Inquirer
Nov 12 2010

THE GLORIOUS British military that was chased out of Basra in Iraq and 
is likely to advance to the rear out of Afghanistan for about the fifth 
time in the last 200 years has apparently decided to spend £650 million 
on developing its cyber warfare capabilities.

At least that won't require it to close with an enemy force and actually 
fight, or perhaps, in order to be effective, maybe it will.

Aside from defensive capabilities, Politics.co.uk has learned the 
military will look at deploying cyber warfare techniques in an offensive 
manner. This follows from armed forces minister Nick Harvey saying, 
"actions in cyberspace form part of the battlefield rather than being 
separate to it".

Harvey added that physical capabilities, presumably referring to old 
fashioned infantry and artillery "will never be replaced" and that cyber 
warfare capabilities will integrate with more traditional forms of 
warfare. At present the Ministry of Defense (MoD) refuses to acknowledge 
it is developing any cyber warfare capabilities.


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