UK planning 'Cyber Reserve' defence force

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It's obviously right for the MOD to lead this, as they've been so successful over the years implementing major IT projects......
 
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This strikes me as long overdue. Our potential adversaries may choose to adopt alternative weapons and unconventional (or asymmetric) strategies, perhaps attacking us through vulnerabilities in our open civil societies. What is needed is a specialist unit formed by volunteers with all manner of professional and personal backgrounds, selected for their professional skills. This will reduce the training burden on the military such that only military skills need to be provided to these volunteers - their technical skills would be the main selection criteria.
 
#4
I'd rather they get their shit in one Sock reference MOSS and DII first!
 
#5
Cyber Reserve! Did someone call me!
 
#8
the BBC has had a cyber reserve for years...



Rodney2q
 
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And as we all know, only the SLR was gun enough to deal with these beggars!


Jeez, is this another attempt to copy the American National Guard - Following the battles fought by the NY National Guard (Rainbow Div) aliens i.e. 2007 I am Legend. 2008 Cloverfield, etc...

and so back to the formed TA units argument.
 
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GCHQ is bigger than SIS and MI5 combined. They recruit the best we have a put them to work at Cheltenham. In what wacky world would the TA be able to resource and equip such professionals on a national level?! If you are buying into the impending cyber doom narrative surely you would want to be protected by people with the requisite aptitude to fill a tea urn? I'm not being self effacing I just don't see the capability or skills set needed in the Army outside of the Sigs/ECM field.


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GCHQ is bigger than SIS and MI5 combined. They recruit the best we have a put them to work at Cheltenham. In what wacky world would the TA be able to resource and equip such professionals on a national level?! If you are buying into the impending cyber doom narrative surely you would want to be protected by people with the requisite aptitude to fill a tea urn? I'm not being self effacing I just don't see the capability or skills set needed in the Army outside of the Sigs/ECM field.
Perhaps you should open your eyes. Just because GCHQ is bigger than your trainset, that doesn't mean they have the monopoly on clever people or technical excellence. Quite the reverse in fact...

You're not being self-effacing, just a bit of a knob. Sorry.

m-s-r
 
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Seriously don't hold your breath. Only the very vaguest of vague details have been sketched out; a good deal of the chat is - as one might expect with the Army - about the rank these 'Cyber Specialists' will hold.
Which shows how out of date/touch the army is... Most of these guys would do it for the lulz ;)
 
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Perhaps you should open your eyes. Just because GCHQ is bigger than your trainset, that doesn't mean they have the monopoly on clever people or technical excellence. Quite the reverse in fact...

You're not being self-effacing, just a bit of a knob. Sorry.

m-s-r
Who took the jam out of your donut? They seem to be doing a fairly good job and proportionately I imagine the UK is fairly well endowed. Where do you imagine this capability will come from? It certainly will never be an organic capability so why duplicate the work of the civilian sector? Would it not be more efficient to expand existing organisations on say a consultative basis? If there was ever a 'cyber warfare' Regiment they would be too busy getting their cnuts kicked in by every man and his dog to do anything.


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You might be having difficulties keeping PAWPERSO in your brain, but the rest of us have realised that the TA is a great way for the army to have qualifications and skills on tap that they cannot afford to maintain in the regulars.

Do fat medics 'get kicked in the ****?'

Oh look, GCHQ have had their budget cut too: Golden handshakes at GCHQ with £23m staff exodus | This is Gloucestershire i wonder how they are going to make up for lost skills, given the shite wages they offer?
 
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You might be having difficulties keeping PAWPERSO in your brain, but the rest of us have realised that the TA is a great way for the army to have qualifications and skills on tap that they cannot afford to maintain in the regulars.

Do fat medics 'get kicked in the ****?'

Oh look, GCHQ have had their budget cut too: Golden handshakes at GCHQ with £23m staff exodus | This is Gloucestershire i wonder how they are going to make up for lost skills, given the shite wages they offer?

If they are turning their noses up at those wages I imagine they will jump all over ~£60 a day for twenty days a year. The point is the skills are expensive to gain in the first place; a Masters Degree , multiple trips to Vegas for conferences like matey boy in the bag. The Army certainly can't afford to develop such personnel and as you have outlined such practitioners represent a significant flight risk. Fat medics do, and should get their cnuts kicked in on a regular basis.

And whilst your puerile ad hominem makes for amusing reading its hardly constructive.


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