To combat the cyber-attacks which have proven as deadly as that on the battlefield, the UK army has launched a specialized cybersecurity force named 13th Signal Regiment which is supposed to protect communication networks to the Royal Navy and Air Force.
Consisting 250 well trained and dedicated personnel, the so-called Cyber Regiment will be headquartered in Blandford, Dorset, and will be housing highly sophisticated hardware and software creating a well-qualified frontline to protect against all kinds of the actions of cybercriminals.
According to the press release made by the Ministry of Defense (MOD), the cyber unit which has come into existence from June 1st this year will be acting as a ‘Digital Armor’ to protect the IT infrastructure of the armed forces.
“It’s a 1st step to modernize the infrastructure of UK’s Armed Forces”, said Ben Wallace, the Defense Secretary of Britain.
Readers of Cybersecurity Insiders have to notify a fact over here that the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) which came into force in 2016 and launched by the British Queen works with similar interests as of the 13th Signal Regiment. But it was dedicated to the UK populace. So, the newly launched Cyber Regiment will be working closely with the armed personnel to protect the interests of Britain’s military intelligence in the cyber warfare.
Note- The name 13th Signal Regiment was taken from the military group which operated with a similar name during the time of Second World War having high-end capabilities to communicate via radio signals and other wireless technology. Now, the same name is being used for the cyber unit dedicated to the military to keep the legacy on.