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South Korea signals cyber investment

09 August 2018

South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has pledged to invest in developing cyber-defence capability as part of wider military reforms.

The MND said on 9 August that its new ‘cyber-security enhancement plan’ features the restructuring of its existing cyber-defence systems as well as new investment priorities and initiatives to enhance the country’s capability to deal and respond to cyber attacks.

The MND said, “Safeguarding cyber space is a core task of a sovereign state as is the defence of land and sea territory and airspace.

“Many countries in the world are investing heavily in order to strengthen their cyber capabilities [and] we believe that the South Korean military should also start to improve [these capabilities].”

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