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Dstl strengthens cyber defences with new facility

Working to defend national infrastructure against cyber- attack.

By CBR Staff Writer

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has opened a new facility to evaluate and assess cyber threats that threaten the UK.

Dstl is also working with several UK government departments to develop cutting edge cyber capabilities for the military and is creating best practice advice for protecting UK critical national infrastructure.

Cyber-attack has been identified as one of the top risks in the UK, and Dstl is playing a key role in reducing the cyber-attacks risk against the UK.

Dstl’s Cyber and Information Systems Division head Professor Penelope Endersby said: "Cyber security is vital to the nation and defence.

"Dstl is proud of its record in helping to defend our critical national infrastructure and also in developing new and novel capabilities to preserve the freedom of our armed forces to operate on a digital battlefield.

"Our adversaries present a real threat and it is therefore important that we too have the option to achieve military effects through and in cyberspace."

Previously, APMG International announced that it is working with Dstl and Ploughshare Innovations to distribute a new Cyber Defence Capability Assessment Tool, which will allow businesses to assess their own cyber defence capabilities.

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