Sweden to scale up cyberwar defense funding
“Plans to reinforce spending on cyberwarfare defense programs comes as the National Defence Radio Establishment, the Swedish Defense Forces’ central signals intelligence wing also known as FRA, warns of increasingly aggressive cyber-based assaults by state-backed foreign powers.
The warning by the FRA is contained in the organization’s 2016 report. The agency described the frequency of attacks as both ‘increasing’ and ‘technically more sophisticated.’
The potential scale of cyberthreats faced by Sweden’s military platforms became evident recently when the Ministry of Defence confirmed that an extensive cyberattack had forced the shutdown of the Swedish Defense Forces’ Caxcis IT system, which is used to plan, manage and monitor military exercises.”