As IT²EC 2020 heads to London the UK continues to invest in its military capabilities and, in the face of modern security threats, is strengthening its civil resilience. In common with many countries these investments are not only in advanced technologies, but also in training those who are to employ these advanced capabilities both individually and collectively.
The UK’s armed forces, in common with many other armed forces around the world emphasise that all current and future uses of military force will be conducted as joint operations, and more often than not in close collaboration with other international partners. The glue that binds individual domains or environments is provided by the joint enablers, and over-arching capabilities including training and education. Many of these capabilities in the realm of digital information are relatively new and untested. The technology is both a key enabler and a potential vulnerability.