Experts are warning there is a fear of change that is driving a wedge between those who are trying to change and those who remain entrenched.
The world is going through a phase where we’re going to have to find ways of thinking differently about cyber security and the role of governments and businesses,” says Dr James Wainwright, who heads the research unit at consultancy Cybersecurity Consulta.
He says a new generation of cyber security experts are being drawn to the issue and there is “no place in the UK for those who say they are going to ‘do what they know best'”.”
You have a huge amount of scepticism about the idea that you can fix the problems that people are having and you have a lot of people who say that this is all about people and the government, it’s about private sector expertise and private sector technology,” he said.
Dr Wainwood said he was not surprised the number of people in their 30s and 40s working in security and privacy services was on the rise.”
The question is what are we going to do about that?” he said, adding the “new generation” of cyber-security professionals are looking at a “new paradigm”.”
We need to have a new paradigm of thinking, and what we are finding is that it’s going to be a big change.
“We’re going from the idea of being able to do things with our hands to thinking in terms of a digital world.”
There are going for a big shift in the future and we need to think about what we can do.
“Dr Wainsworth said while he would like to see the UK adopt the same mindset as other developed countries, it was not possible.”
I think it is an open question as to whether or not we will do it,” he added.”
This is a long way away and we don’t know what the future holds.
“That’s what worries me and that’s why I think the government needs to be in a position to act now.”