Saturday, June 11, 2011

NATO to Develop Cyber-Warfare Group Called "Cyber Red Team"

The Chinese have the "Blue Army" and now NATO will have the "Cyber Red Team". NATO's team sounds like a dedicated defense force, but I find it hard to believe that they do not already have something in place for that already.

"NATO has now said it will develop a special cyber force.

It’s even getting a cool name: the “Cyber Red Team.” But the urgency that name implies might not carry over to the force’s actual functions. For the most part, it sounds like the Red Team would simulate threats to manage readiness and response, probe networks for potential security vulnerabilities, assess the damage of cyber attacks against member states, and carry out the occasional denial of service attack.

In other words, it sounds like Cyber Team Red will be a fast reactive force rather than a proactive force meting out cyber punishment to nations that step out of cyber-line.

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