Professor John Goodacre, challenge director – Digital Security by Design, UKRI, and Professor of Computer Architectures, The University of Manchester, told attendees at the last leg of the DSbD roadshow in Wales that the UK is on the path to “cyber disaster”.

He claimed that the current approach of discovering and patching vulnerabilities is growing unsustainable as the digital revolution storms on – particularly in regards to the growth of IoT devices.

“Even with the huge effort going into mitigating vulnerabilities, we’re seeing a huge exponential growth in the number of reported vulnerabilities,” he said.

He went on to argue that today’s cybersecurity is around the point of use of the software, with “the person responsible for that security is the person who is using it.” The DSbD initiative aims to change this trajectory, putting far more responsibility for the security of technologies “in the hands of those that build it” and creating a culture of “secure by default.”

 

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