We’re still waiting for UK government to get strategic about cybersecurity

The Government investment announcements in cybersecurity are great, but what really matters of course is where the money actually goes

The Queen has opened the new British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and chief executive Ciaran Martin insisted it’s the “perfect place to coordinate our cybersecurity and manage incidents across the UK”.

He also said that “initiatives will disappoint” and “things will go wrong” which pretty much sums up the UK government’s cybersecurity strategy thus far. Which you may think is an odd statement, given that Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, stated at the NCSC opening that it will cement our position as a “world leader in cybersecurity”. This, frankly, is an odd statement.

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