This is an interesting article - not in the sense that it’s well written and concise, but it shows both sides of the coin - one side proudly announces that they are winning the war against cybercrime by collating critical information and passing it down the line to slow others to better protect themselves, whilst another side refutes this claim.
Raef Meeuwisse, author of Cybersecurity for Beginners, disagreed.
“The general standard of cybersecurity deployed by most commercial enterprises and government functions in the UK continues to be woefully inadequate. Yet, if we were to believe this report from the NCSC, everything is coming together just fine,” he said.
“This report appears to be a self-congratulatory pat on the back at a time when the revenue from cybercrime is continuing to rise to new highs.”
And herein (my view) lies the truth. It’s hard to argue with Meeuwisse, and it’s a claim he stakes extremely well. The bottom line is that we aren’t winning the war at all - we may have minor “victories”, but these are simply “won battles” - not the actual war itself - which rages on a daily basis, changing its shape and form and leaving complete chaos in it’s wake.
If it were truly the case of winning, we’d see the plethora of daily breaches reduce to a trickle as I’ve highlighted here;
You’d think that for all the huge technological advances we have made in this world, the almost daily plethora of corporate security breaches, high profile data loss, and individuals being scammed every day would have dropped down to nothing more than a trickle - even to the point where they became virtually non-existent.
The above is an extract from the “about” page of this site - https://discuss.infosecforge.io/p/2-about
There’s plenty to discuss here - mostly centered around the clearly differing views on how the war on cybercrime is taking shape.