What the IT industry thinks of the UK government’s cyber security plan

The new Chancellor continues where the old left; so what does the industry think of his cyber security spending plans?

In a speech at the Microsoft ‘Future Decoded’ conference in London this week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond MP has set out his plans on how best to spend £1.9 billion defending the UK against cyber attacks. Despite our reservations here about the differences between blowing a lot of hot air and actually delivering concrete results that make a bloody difference, there is no denying that how just shy of £2 billion is spent is a big deal.

So, are you sitting comfortably? Good, then we’ll begin. IT Security Thing has put together what is almost certainly the most comprehensive cross section of opinion and analysis regarding the speech from the great and the good of the IT security industry. We present it without any further bells and whistles…

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