British Ministry Of Defence to spend £40 million for a new Cyber Security Operations Centre 10504162

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British Ministry Of Defence to spend £40 million for a new Cyber Security Operations Centre.
British MOD (Ministry Of Defence) would like to strengthen the UK’s cyber defences, the British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that over £40 million will be spent on a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC). The preferred location for the centre will be at MOD Corsham.
     
British MOD (Ministry Of Defence) would like to strengthen the UK’s cyber defences, the British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that over £40 million will be spent on a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC). The preferred location for the centre will be at MOD Corsham. Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit conduct a network vulnerability assessment with members of the United Kingdom’s Territorial Army at Andover, Hampshire, UK at Land Forces Headquarters. (Source picture Virginia National Guard website)
     
A new Cyber Security Operations Centre, or CSOC, will be staffed by experts who will utilise defensive cyber capabilities to protect the MoD's cyberspace from malicious hackers, defence minister Michael Fallon has announced.

As the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) in November outlined, the government will invest £1.9 billion over the next five years in protecting the UK from cyber attacks and developing our sovereign capabilities in cyber space. The £40 million investment in the CSOC is part of the wider government plan and it will transform the MOD’s operational cyber security capabilities.

The British defence network, one of the largest computer network in Europe is hit by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of serious penetration attempts every day.

Defending it is currently the responsibility of the British MoD’s Information Systems and Services branch, based at the Corsham military base in Wiltshire.

"Britain is a world leader in cyber security but with growing threats this new Operations Centre will ensure that our Armed Forces continue to operate securely. Our increasing defence budget means that we can stay ahead of our adversaries in cyberspace while also investing in conventional capabilities. ", said British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.

As the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) in November outlined, the government will invest £1.9 billion over the next five years in protecting the UK from cyber attacks and developing our sovereign capabilities in cyber space. The £40 million investment in the CSOC is part of the wider government plan and it will transform the MOD’s operational cyber security capabilities.
 

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