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Defense ministry to establish cyber policy department
By Kim Eun-jung
SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's defense ministry will establish a new department to oversee cyber deterrence policies and prepare information security measures to better deal with the emerging form of threats, a senior military official said Tuesday.
The South Korean military launched the Cyber Command in early 2010 to handle cyber security issues along with different military and intelligence organizations, but there is no control tower to integrate the policies and strategies that defend military networks.

The ministry plans to launch the cyber team within the first half of this year, which will be tasked with developing defensive cyber warfare methods and recruiting more forces to carry out cyber space operations, the official said.