The UK’s long-awaited National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2016 to 2021 was released this month after a delay due to Britain’s EU referendum and change in government. What does it say and what does it leave unanswered?
With growing evidence pointing to convergence in criminal activities, and the emergence of fluid criminal networks with transient membership, it is time to consider whether the UK’s approach to tackling organised crime is suitably matched to the threats it faces.
A new Request for Information, a standard business process for collecting written information about the capabilities of various suppliers, has been issued by the Indian Air Force. It will whet the appetite of many foreign producers, although only a few stand any chance of winning the future contract.
The Ministry of Defence has indicated the need for reservists to become integral to all defence tasks, resulting in the significant rebalancing of the structure of the armed forces by 2020. Undoubtedly there will be risks involved, but these are manageable provided there is political and institutional willingness to develop a more sophisticated approach to force generation.
The government's latest counter-terrorism strategy once again places an importance on the interoperability of the police and other agencies to respond to emergencies such as terrorist attacks. Yet, without placing a proper framework, and with constrained finances, it will be difficulty to see how interoperability will be achieved.