Shaping a Way Ahead for Nordic Cooperation: July 2020

08/09/2020
In a news story on the Norwegian government website published on June 7, 2020, the release of a new report on Nordic cooperation was announced. Last week the Nordic Foreign Ministers received the report "Nordic Foreign and Security Policy 2020: Climate Change, Hybrid & Cyber Threats and Challenges". On 30…

UK Adds Cyber Regiment to Its Military Toolbox

06/07/2020
According to a June 4, 2020 article published by the UK Ministry of Defence, a new Cyber Regiment has been launched to protect frontline operations from digital attack. The Ministry of Defence has launched 13th Signal Regiment, a dedicated Cyber Regiment, which will protect vital defence networks at home and on…

Finland Participates in NATO Cyber Coalition 2019 Exercise

12/07/2019
In an article published by the Finnish Ministry of Defence on December 5, 2019, the engagement of Finland in the NATO Cyber Coalition 2019 Exercise was highlighted. Finland participated as a partner country in NATO’s Cyber Coalition 2019 exercise. Held in Tartu on 2 to 6 December, the exercise is…

Royal Australian Air Force Launches New Cyber Force

11/07/2019
By Flight Lieutenant Bel Scott AIR FORCE has launched a new cyber warfare (CW) workforce specifically selected, trained and prepared to lead a team of technical experts responsible for protecting networks, data and information systems. On October 31, Air Force introduced two new employment categories — cyber warfare officer (CWO)…

Remembering Tommy Flowers: The Inventor of the Programmable Computer and Making a Key Contribution to a War Winning Approach

12/16/2018
The Bletchley story is a fascinating one. But no story within that overall story is more intriguing than that of Tommy Flowers. Here was a man who believed that one could build a programmable computer; and he invested his own money to make this vision happen with very little support…

Leveraging Mobile Security: How To Shape a Way Ahead for a 5th Generation Military

09/23/2018
By Robbin Laird In my discussions at Penten, I learned of a very innovative approach to providing for the security for mobile systems.  They have developed an approach which allows the user to connect with a variety of security systems through a very innovative USB device which allows a mobile…

The UK Goes on the Cyber Offensive

09/21/2018
An offensive cyber-force to combat hostile states, terrorist groups and domestic gangs will be set up by the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ, The Timesunderstands. The £250 million unit will comprise about 2,000 digital warriors, with experts recruited from the military, security services and industry. It will quadruple the number…