RUSI JournalVolume 160Issue 5members only

Using Reserves in Support of Cyber-Resilience for Critical National Infrastructure: US and UK Approaches


The UK must develop robust methods to select and deploy cyber-reservists across the board of capability requirements to respond to threats to Critical National Infrastructure

Critical National Infrastructure in the UK and US faces a series of cyber-threats and vulnerabilities. Noel K Hannan examines the US resources available to combat the problem, in particular the concept of cyber-reserves, and looks at the detail of the Cyberguard series of exercises. He then assesses UK doctrine, methodology and involvement in these exercises as well as the problems facing the use of cyber-reserves under the current operating model.

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