UK works on military cyber attacks

DSTLThe British Defence Science and Technology Department (DSTL), is increasing its role to help prevent cyber attack against organisations and individuals here.

According to Professor Penelope Endersby, who heads up the lab: “Our adversaries present a real threat and it is therefore important that we too have the option to achieve military effects through and in cyberspace.”

DSTL, she said, is “developing new and novel capabilities to preserve the freedom of our armed forces to operate on a digital battlefield”.

The lab has opened a new facility called Cyber Evaluation and Assessment which she said will help government departments understand where vulnerabilities in the UK’s cyber defence capabilities may be.

DSTL will work with several unnamed government departments to create “cutting edge cyber capabilities for military operations”.