If it's going to pay Civil Service rates, then we can expect our Cyber Force will be full of Russian hackers on a second government salary...
Britain's National Cyber Force will be based in Lancashire, the government has said – though despite obvious clues neither the Ministry of Defence nor BAE Systems will confirm the force's planned new location. The offensive hacking unit will be based somewhere in Samlesbury, a semi-rural area midway between Preston and …
it'll turn into the usual government IT work that's designed intrinsically for brain-drain; you get in at ground-level pay that'll never increase, take the training and CV entry and use them to move onto a better paid private-sector job in 2 years
It's a nice stepping stone, but government work should compete to be the final objective rather than the entry level to get to somewhere serious
>you get in at ground-level pay that'll never increase,
My brief interaction with the secret-squirrels in the 90s
They needed people who could do this new fangled internet stuff - but because of security they couldn't be contractors.
But pay scales were linked rigidly to civil service grades.
So the result was a bunch new grad Java programmers were started as 9th level Mage-Lords and got to sit on all the committees as a bunch of cavalry mustached managers who had been there for 20 years (or possibly since the 1920s?)
The offensive hacking unit ....
What could possibly go wrong ...... whenever you boldly go into what are, without any shadow of a doubt, extremely revealing and unforgiving hearts and minds spaces.
Welcome to the Thunderdome, UKGBNI Ministry of Defence. Are you prepared for baptisms of fire and bonfires of the vanities? They have long been well prepared and eagerly waiting for your late arrival to the Greater IntelAIgent Game Genre.
.......fluff from GOV.UK last week. Take a read.....endless c**p about obeying the law.
Yet a week later we get this "The offensive hacking unit...", ".....hacking of the government's enemies du jour......" -- like Belgium!!!!
This year "obeying the law".....and in another year "hacking Belgacom"........
So........out here, in civilian land.......some of us don't believe ANY OF IT!!! There's the STASI in Cheltenham.....and now STASI#2 in darkest Samlesbury.
No.....it's not about "enemies"......here's a quote from last week's MOD fluff:
"POLITICAL DEMONSTRATION: Automated scanning of social media platforms (analysing key words and interactions) detects change in population sentiment."
So the MOD is "political".....really?? And from this quote, it's OBVIOUSLY much easier to spy on 60 million citizens....who might just be seen as "enemies du jour" from the windows of Main Building (or Samlesbury)!
Quote (William Burroughs): "The paranoid is a person who knows a little of what is going on."
Britain's National Cyber Force will be based in Lancashire, the government has said – though despite obvious clues neither the Ministry of Defence nor BAE Systems will confirm the force's planned new location. The offensive hacking unit will be based somewhere in Samlesbury, a semi-rural area .....blah, blah, blah, blab
Is the idea for the government/politicians/sundry elected representatives of the great ignorant and arrogant under and uneducated masses to have a spooky force which aids and feeds into leading Ministry of Defence Assets and Systems or takes over the leading of them to do their unelected puppet masters biddings?
Ye Olde Masked Divide and Conquer Ploy in ACTive Play.
And how will such services not be easily groomed and designed to order on the whim of others unbelievably expert in such exalted and exasperating and rewarding and captivating hearts and minds capturing fields.
And please, be aware the problem[s] exposed and espoused in such deliveries as are as a result of ideas cooked up in response to all of the above, in both the comments on and substance in the El Reg news report above, are universal in scope and effect, as is neatly confirmed in this parallel tale ...... https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/10/4/learning-to-lob-ideals-over-the-horizon .... from across the pond and great divide.
And all of those difficulties are only just getting started.
And all of those difficulties are only just getting started.
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And if you do lack morals and have offensive attack skills, there are many more far-out lucrative career options available, tiggity, to share boo to a goose to, and who knows who else to, too, with the options choices constantly expanding all the time ......... https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2021/10/04/national_cyber_force_hq_samlesbury/?post_received=4343709#c_4343709
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Good luck in finding people with the suitable loose morals to do offensive "cyber" (when national security enemies could be anyone the govt dislikes.
FFS I remember being on anti South Africa demos (when it was a "white apartheid state" and special branch filming us as were were obviously suspect individuals) - yet now, if you believe them, all the politicians think apartheid SA was nasty & always did (in true 1984 style)
So expect to be attacking your fellow citizens, be it mung bean munching middle class extinction rebellion hippies, a journalist revealing nasty stories about powerful people etc).
Plus, if you do lack morals and have offensive attack skills, there are far more lucrative career options available.
Plus, if you do lack morals and have offensive attack skills, there are far more lucrative career options available. ..... tiggity
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Step onto that Great Gravy Train and Going Back to the Past and Continuing to Do All Things as they are and/or were, is Never Ever a Stop made on the Journeys Ahead.
I Kid U Not. That's as Honest a Declaration and Admission as would ever be needed for ...... well, Advanced IntelAIgent Beta Testing of C42 Quantum Communication Control Systems, surely methinks.
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