Cyber Insights for 12th October 2016 from The National Cyber Skills Centre
When the political history books are written the comment by the former Justice Secretary, Michael Gove given during the Brexit campaign that “Britain has had enough of experts” may just be his professional epitaph.
I disagree with Mr Gove on this point and that when making decisions of great magnitude the wise course of action to take is to assimilate the facts from experts in the particular field of interest in order to arrive at a satisfactory conclusion.
It is however relatively rare that you get to ask such an expert and when the opportunity arises it has to be taken. Fortunately for me such an opportunity arose earlier this week at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. The annual festival brings together a wide variety of authors, some well knowns, others less so into a ten-day smorgasbord of literary themed events. One such event was titled ‘How Big Is Big Brother’ and covered off the topic of how intelligence agencies have to balance surveillance with civil liberties.