More online, more open to attack

While the Government should be applauded for its desire to get every UK citizen online, I fear its approach to doing so will leave a lot to be admired, and plenty to be concerned about.

Will this digital migration be managed responsibly with every household walked through the security measures they need to have in place in order to surf the web in safety? Or will speed and best intentions leave security a hostage to fortune?

Criminals will target anyone with a computer and an internet connection, but the less security savvy that person, the more attractive a victim they become.

Out of a 237-page Digital Britain report, a mere 394 words are dedicated to online child security.

Simply flooding the web with more vulnerable people will be a recipe for disaster, unless you happen to be a cyber-criminal. It’s easy to make a statement of intent that looks good politically. What we need to see is education underpinning investment, so we can move towards a more secure digital future. David Stanley, Managing director EMEA, Proofpoin

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