The UK government has announced plans for the latest force in their national cyber defence, the Joint Cyber Reserve Unit.
The new team will comprise of current military and government employees and skilled civilians who will work on a reserve basis alongside existing cyber protections units. The unit will join the force in safeguarding networks and protecting data.
The need for a further defence mechanism to protect the United Kingdom’s digital world comes after figures showing that existing cyber experts blocked a total of 400,000 malicious threats from UK government networks last year. Approximately 93% of large British businesses have fallen victim to some kind of cyber attack or another.
The Joint Cyber Reserve Unit will begin recruiting for reserves next month.