The UK's 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy reaches its conclusion in 2021. At the midway point of the current strategy, and with an upcoming Spending Review, the focus should now be on building the next strategy. This Briefing Paper poses a series of questions to help frame this debate.
Debate continues as to how governments should manage the presence of Chinese technology in 5G telecommunications networks. But the argument risks obscuring the critical question of how states such as the UK will best achieve the cyber security they need.
A British defence secretary has been dismissed over allegations that he leaked a government discussion about the market access which China’s telecommunication giant Huawei may obtain in the UK. But there are other lessons from this episode.