C4iSR & Missions Systems

Brazil announces establishment of new cyber defence command

29 December 2016

The Brazilian Army has approved the establishment of a cyber defence command, known as Comando de Defesa Cibernética (ComDCiber), to help protect the country's online infrastructure.

Essentially, the move creates regulatory measures needed to establish the command and prescribes responsibilities for different committed bodies. ComDCiber will be subordinated to the Department of Science and Technology. Brazil activated in July 2015 the command's initial cell, the NuComDCiber, which will become ComDCiber.

Brazil previously highlighted cyber space as one of its new strategic areas, along with nuclear and space.

ComDCiber's mission is to co-ordinate and integrate activities of the national cyber defence sector, in line with cyber defence policy, guidelines, and strategies established by the 2008 National Defense Strategy and 2012 Defense White Paper, the head of Army Strategic Project for Defesa Cibernética, General Angelo Kawakami Okamura, told IHS Jane's on 29 December.

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