Long overdue. Ever since NATO declared cyber as a domain, it’s been a priority for members to build offensive and defensive capabilities…:
The 13th Signal Regiment will provide the basis of the new Army Cyber Information Security Operations Centre, focusing on the protection of defence’s cyber domain, and work with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to provide secure networks for all military communications.
It will consist of several cyber protection teams and technical staff, and provide technical support for a hub to test and implement information systems.
Personnel in cyber functions have been brought together from several sections of the Army, Royal Navy and RAF to form the regiment, built around a core of 250 specialists. It will be based at locations around a headquarters in Blandford, Dorset.