Etienne Greeff comments on the UK Autumn Budget
News Feature: Budget: tech & skills investment welcome, why no mention of cyber-security?
Etienne Greeff, CTO and co-founder, Orange Cyberdefense questions, “Is the investment in the right place? Could it be better spent educating organisations and the general public on the risks we face online today and providing the knowledge and skills to create a more united cyber front?
While Hammond has promised significant funding to secure ‘the UK’s position as a world leader in transformational technologies’, barely any of this is wholeheartedly reserved for cybersecurity.
The more tech innovation we create, the more we need to recognise the fact that security (or lack of) will make or break its success and safety. It’s time the UK government acknowledged this with more concerted efforts towards protecting British business and its citizens.”