The United Kingdom has revealed plans to invest £5 billion in bolstering national cybersecurity that includes creating a “Cyber Force” unit to perform retaliatory attacks.
Cyber-warfare is being embraced as the “fifth domain” of international conflict and is being incorporated in the core functional aspects of nations, including the military. This includes having the same level of funding and attention as more traditional divisions.
As the UK’s Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace points out in an interview with The Telegraph, Britain isn’t just looking to strengthen its stance against threats, but also to build up its capacity to launch retaliatory assaults.
Source: Bleeping Computer