“The National Cyber Force: Directions and Implications for the UK”, Danny Steed (Elcano, Spain)

The establishment of the National Cyber Force (NCF) raises significant questions about the directions that the cybersecurity of the United Kingdom will now take, and what the implications are.

The creation of the National Cyber Force (NCF) is a new watershed in British cyber capability. Signalling a clear intent to carry out offensive cyber operations, the NCF raises questions about the direction of British cyber strategy moving ahead. Examining the implications of the NCF, this ARI details some of the key legislative, doctrinal, and strategic challenges that need to be resolved by policymakers.

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