Following the news that the National Cyber Security Programme is facing criticism over the way it was set up in 2016, and therefore is unlikely to meet its targets, Jake Moore, Cyber Security Specialist at ESET commented below.
Jake Moore, Cyber Security Specialist at ESET:
“In 2016, £1.9billion may have sounded like a huge financial injection but cyber security needs a constant flow of resources, both people and financial support. If this money were to simply dry up in 2021 then over a short period of time all the good work done thus far could unravel. Admittedly, the government set itself some tough goals but they were achievable and it has been largely successful. Great Britain has been no safe haven for cyber criminals and the NCSC is known across the world as a solid force against cyber criminality.
However, cyber security requires a multi layered approach and shouldn’t be left to the NCSC alone. We all need to adapt to this rapidly changing digital space and must remember that cyber security is an investment, not an expense.”