The new £5bn digital warfare centre which is capable of launching “offensive” cyber attacks against hostile powers such as Russia, announced this week by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, is being hailed by industry leaders as a positive step in terms of cyber awareness, boosting the UK’s security economy, and creating thousands of jobs.
The new National Cyber Force headquarters will be built in the North West – in Samlesbury, Lancashire – the heart of the so-called “red wall” of traditional Labour seats which the Tories took in the 2019 general election. The initiative was backed by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his annual conference speech in Manchester this week.
The Defence Secretary said that cyber had become “a new domain in battle” and that it was essential Britain was able to operate there against potential adversaries.
Mr Wallace said the creation of the new centre – which will be … Read more