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British Army launches a new Cyber Regiment

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British Army has created a new regiment that will be tasked to operate its in-house security operations centre … cybersecurity is a pillar of UK defence strategy!

The British Ministry of Defence continues to invest in cybersecurity as part of its strategy, it has launched a new regiment that will take charge of its in-house security operations centre.

The unit is part of the 13th Signal Regiment and was operative since June 1 at Blandford Forum.

The 13th Signal Regiment is a regiment of the British Army under the 1st (UK) Signal Brigade, it is part of the command of 6th (UK) Division, that conducts information manoeuvre and unconventional warfare.

The new Cyber Regiment has been launched to protect frontline operations from the growing number of cyber attacks.

“This is a step-change in the modernisation of the UK Armed Forces for information warfare. Cyber-attacks are every bit as deadly as those faced on the physical battlefield, so we must prepare to defend ourselves from all those who would do us harm and 13th Signal Regiment is a vital addition to that defence.” said the Defence secretary Ben Wallace.

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