The British decision to leave the European Union seems to have surprised everyone and caused knee-jerk reactions around the world. The immediate response has sent the pound tumbling and raised suggestions that Britain is now a sitting target for cyber criminals. Let’s start with the facts. Firstly, Britain is not yet leaving the EU. The referendum has only advisory status on the government, and only the government can choose to leave.
The primary security concerns revolve around General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) issues, a loss of threat intelligence cooperation with Europe, an increasing cost of security (because of the falling value of the pound), and the loss of access to European technical expertise. Each one of these should be considered rationally.
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