UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The SDA's cyber-security initiative is supported by a coalition of public and private partners:
Fifteen soldiers were awarded the newest U.S. Army military occupational specialty, cyber network defender, during a graduation ceremony on November 27th, held at Fort Gordon. The soldiers completed a 14-week course on cyber warfare, writes Defence Talk.
The world's leading technology companies have united to demand sweeping changes to U.S. surveillance laws, urging an international ban on bulk collection of data to help preserve the public's “trust in the internet”.
The three heads of the UK’s security services – Sir John Sawers of MI6; Sir Iain Lobban of GCHQ; and Andrew Parker of MI5 – will appear live on TV before Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) on Thursday, November 7th at 2 PM, local time.
EU Commissioner Viviane Reding has said the EU should create its own intelligence service by 2020.
The Swedish armed forces want to attack other countries’ computer networks, if need be. In a recent report, the armed forces stress the need to go on the offensive as part of its cyber defences.