Armed Forces announce launch of first Cyber Regiment in major modernisation

A new Cyber Regiment has been launched to protect frontline operations from digital attack as Defence continues its modernisation to combat the threats of tomorrow, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace today announces.

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Hoodies up or hoodies down as part of the dress regs?
 
Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeks.
 
I wan't to see the Org Chart for it..... dare I even call it the Cyborg Chart?
CO - 1 of 400
Regt 2IC - 2 of 400
Adjt - 3 of 400
RSM - 4 of 400, STAND STILL THE FIRST WAVE, TO YOUR HOMESCREENS, TURN ON.
 
So, where does this sit along 77 Bde, Joint cyber and all the other cyber bits scattered around? Tactical cyber, or broader brush?
 
Wonder what the 'Private' rank will be.

We have Craftsman, Sapper etc...

Suggestions?

'Nerd' would be suitable.
 

Hexi Bloke

Old-Salt
Back in 2013/14, I was at ATR Pirbright when the TA, (apologies, Army Reserves), began to recruit potential "Cyber Geeks", with a view to forming a small part time Unit for cyber defence. As the Duty PS, I had to meet these potential recruits at the Main Gate and escort them to D-Lines on a Friday evening. You can imagine how the majority of these 'people' looked upon arrival. Most had more metal stuck in their face than a Claymore casualty!
At the end of delivering his opening address, the OC asked if there were 'any questions?'. One geek put up its hand and asked what pay would they receive. The OC replied with, 'Approx £45 as a Pte which would of course rise with promotion ect'. At this point the geek stood up and, walking towards the door to leave said, "Im not working for £45 per hour, stuff that".
 

Dr Death

War Hero
Can they look at ModNet & JPA?
 
It's hard to know what to make of this, without knowing the threat scope to be managed (and maybe it is undestandable why that might not be published) what skills will be required.

For the really heavy duty stuff as it were, those skills are leading edge nerdlinger types whose expertise has been built over the years, as have their salaries too. Not easy to acquire for those who have to soldier in the field I guess, regardless of how dedicated and capable they might inherently be, so how to be ready at that level then?
 
It's hard to know what to make of this, without knowing the threat scope to be managed (and maybe it is undestandable why that might not be published) what skills will be required.

For the really heavy duty stuff as it were, those skills are leading edge nerdlinger types whose expertise has been built over the years, as have their salaries too. Not easy to acquire for those who have to soldier in the field I guess, regardless of how dedicated and capable they might inherently be, so how to be ready at that level then?
Closest comparison is the personnel manning the wireless intercept stations for Bletchley Park where mixed military civilian staff enabled the enemies codes to be broken
 

Cyberhacker

Old-Salt
A number of existing cyber functions are being brought together from across the Army to establish the regiment, with personnel from 15 different cap badges represented in the first intake, plus specialist Royal Navy and RAF personnel.
My bold. Gotta protect those cap badges...

FFS
 
Can they look at ModNet & JPA?
Steady on. Baby steps first, and not without a SPS Cpl with a ruler under the lines of text, supervising.

The reality is that there is a turf war between RSigs and Int Corps for domain domination within the Army, even though the vast majority of cyber defence specialists wear light blue uniform. Army contribution to joint cyber capability is small; the navy even smaller (but proportionately bigger than the Army).
 

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