Friday, November 20, 2015
George Osborne's understanding of cybersecurity is worrying
George Osborne said the word 'cyber' 134 times in his 45-minute speech to GCHQ earlier this week. They say that talk is cheap, but in this case it could turn out to be quite expensive. Not only does Osborne plan to double cybersecurity spending to £1.9 billion over the next five years, but the proposals he set out in his speech will be expensive in terms of protecting our data and our critical national infrastructure. If you include the Snooper’s Charter in all this, the government’s measures could ultimately could cost us our freedom.