British Defense for Cyber Attacks

Posted July 6, 2013 at 11:49am

As cyber attacks become an increasing global concern — and, indeed, a major defense issue — Defense News reports that “Nine leading British defense companies are collaborating with the government in a partnering scheme to prevent cyber attackers from stealing the industry’s secrets.”

“The Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP) has been working since May to bolster security in the defense supply chain here as concerns continue to grow about the activities and identities of cyber attackers.”

It’s not the UK’s only response to the issue, as the Ministry of Defence also just announced “it is setting up special cyber reserve units to harness the expertise of industry IT experts and others in protecting military secrets.”