UK's cyber warriors go into battle in March
Onward online soldiers
The UK's new cyberwarfare unit will be ready for action on 10 March, according to the government.
The Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC), located at GCHQ in Cheltenham, will have an initial staff of 19, said Baroness Crawley.
CSOC will monitor the internet for threats to UK infrastrucutre and counter-attack when necessary.
The staffing figure, released in response to a Parliamentary question, puts paid to recent hyperbole suggesting the intelligence agencies were recruiting a 50-strong "army" of teenage hackers.
CSOC was announced in June as the operational centrepiece of the UK's first cybersecurity strategy. Funding for the unit hasn't been revealed, but it will come from the GCHQ's budget, which stretches into hundreds of millions.
The Office of Cyber Security, a new unit in the Cabinet Office set up to coordinate policy, is also currently being set up, to be led by senior civil servant Neil Thompson. Crawley said it will have 18 staff and a budget of £130,000 for the remainder of this financial year. ®
Blighty pinched the idea from .au
Blighty pinched the idea (and the name) from Australia, who announced theirs in May and are running theirs from the Defence Signals Directorate, .au's equivalent to GCHQ.
9.87 The Government has decided to invest in a major enhancement of Defence's cyber warfare capability. A comprehensive range of expanded and new capabilities will maximise Australia's strategic capacity and reach in this field. Many of these capabilities remain highly classified, but in outline they consist of a much-enhanced cyber situational awareness and incident response capability, and the establishment of a Cyber Security Operations Centre to coordinate responses to incidents in cyberspace.
9.88 The Cyber Security Operations Centre will include a continuously staffed watch office and an analysis team to respond to cyberthreats in a timely fashion. Its staff will include ADF and DSTO personnel. This new Centre will be created within the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD), which already possesses significant cybersecurity expertise.
9.89 While this capability will reside within Defence and be available to provide cyber warfare support to ADF operations, it will be purpose-designed to serve broader national security goals. This includes assisting responses to cyber incidents across government and critical private sector systems and infrastructure. Whole-of-government coordination will be achieved through the appropriate representation within the Centre from relevant Government agencies. Those agencies include the Attorney-General's Department, which has the lead on e-security programs for Government and the private sector, as well as the Australian Federal Police and relevant agencies of the Australian intelligence community.
Maybe they're planning to move it.. I dunno, to India or someplace?
And with Infinite Futures and Derivative Trading Arrangements
Further to so much more to be learned, and using the same simple printed currency note demographic, whereas the £200,000,000,000 [200 Billion] UK Banking System bailout is now Pimped and Touted and Pressganged into the Ignorant Public Human Consciousness as a Debt Burden the Public have to Carry and Repay over Generations which will Enslave them and their Children and their Childrens' Children, and which Sees the Bankers Sitting on an Easily Invented New Fortune, Quantitatively Eased, to Spend Extravagantly at their Leisure on All Worldly Pleasures, .... and you can't really Blame them for the Arrogant Playing and Milking and Bilking of the System and Public Ignorance of the System so, for they are only weak flesh and easily led and perverted and subverted humans after all ...... to have printed and given every one of the 65,000,000 [65 million] UK inhabitants, just £,1000,000 , would have cost only £26,000,000,000 [26 Billion] which is just 13% of the cost which has been Cynically and Deliberately Loaded onto Humanity by the "leaders" of the System....... and all that has been Created with this Great Public Help is a Greater Crushing Imaginary Debt Burden which has Solved Precisely Nothing but which has Now Created for Them a Major Problem for Global Perceptions Management ...... which in Opposition to All of the Above, and in Support of the Present and Recent Status Quo Arrangements/Stalled Stalling Solution, would be easily argued as Errant Self-Serving Waffle and Increasingly Desperate Nonsense....... which would be bound to further Incense and Invite Riot, which would be most unwelcome and ill advised.
Can you Imagine the Wealth of Industry and Excitement and Invention in New Beginnings which giving and/or creditting [which is a practically zero cost, bank friendly action] every person in the UK with just £1,000,000, would Generate Forever around the World, rather than the Stagnation and Petrification of Markets and Industry and Spirits which they Chose to Impose in a Disastrous Catastrophic Course of Selfish Enslaving Actions Destroying the System, and at roughly 7.777777 times the Cost of Transforming the System and Everyone Lives, Creatively.
J'accuse. And would propose that the System is Immediately Changed so Easily to Generate Creativity and Freedom from Currency Slavery, Forever. ....... There are none of these stupid, ignorant, artificially created and driven problems on Mars. :-) What excuse do you dream up for putting them down here on Earth. Let's be hearing all the pathetic excuses for maintaining slavery and Inequality with the shifting around of figures used to denote the perception of real wealth artificially.