Last Friday, GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming declared that it was vital to invest in developing sovereign technologies, work with other countries to build cyber defences as well as establish standards, and foster market conditions in order to ensure the future of the UK.
Indeed, Fleming stated that the UK was already a world-leading responsible cyber power, with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the new National Cyber Force (NCF).
Yet, with the growing cyber threat, it is becoming essential to be even more careful to ensure the freedom of the internet, the security of future technologies, and adherence to security standards. Hence, he called for the country to use all the levers and tools at their disposal to share and grow key technologies and markets.
Fleming added that the UK needs to keep on developing and fostering new technology as well as new policies that can keep the digital space safe and secure. Moreover, he called for universities to keep on training the next generation in science and tech.
Investing in cybersecurity will help the UK develop a strategic advantage.