Britain and France have put all their Brexit differences aside to form a digital alliance to bolster their respective digital defenses. Representatives from both countries who joined the one day conference on Cybersecurity at the UK’s embassy in Paris today said that the event has allowed them to explore opportunities for Franco-British commercial, academic, and research collaboration in the cyberspace.
Matt Hancock, the Digital Defense minister for the UK said that such conferences were extremely vital to retain ties even after Britain decides to make an exit from the European Union in 2019.
Hancock added that some countries were launching cyber attacks in order to hurt the integrity of developed nations. And events such as these will help mitigate those cyber threats with ease.
UK’s Digital Minister said that the UK hopes to maintain a cordial relationship with France to banish the losses incurred through cyber attacks.
“Neighbors are neighbors who always are and will be in future even after Brexit”, said the Minister.
Recently, GCHQ’s cyber wing NCSC revealed that the nation is witnessing 600 cyber attacks of all forms each day. And half of them are being sponsored by state actors.
Thus, Hancock wants to work with Emmanuel Macron’s government to combat cyberattacks by sharing information and challenges related to cyber threats from time to time. This will help both the governments react to cyber attacks in a proactive manner and will ensure cyber safety to both the governments.
Note- On March 30th, 2019, United Kingdom will leave the European Union and this led to the word Brexit- British Exit.