Cyber Wales in the Press – BBC – 28 March 2018

Cyber Wales in the Press – BBC – 28 March 2018

The prime minister Teresa May was in South Wales as part of her whistle-stop tour around the UK to mark one year to go until Brexit. BBC Wales political correspondent James Williams interviewed key industry leaders in various sectors to highlight the anticipated impact of Brexit.

In a news article which featured interviews with Rob Wainwright the Director of Europol, Alun Michael the Police Commissioner for South Wales Police and John Davies of Cyber Wales and Co-founder & Chair of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster, the BBC asked how efforts to fight cyber crime might be effected post-Brexit.

Speaking about the need for close collaborative links between law enforcement agencies and cyber experts around the world, John said “a hacker sitting at a laptop in Bulgaria can attack a specialist company in Blaengarw, so the effort we all need to put in to tackle cyber crime is going to rise above any political boundaries”.

Rob Wainwright from Europol said “Wales plays its part in a very strong UK commitment in cyber and we are very pleased to have that association which we hope will continue in the future”.

Mr Wainwright, who is stepping down as the Head of Europol later this year also said that he was “personally very proud of the Welsh cyber commitment” as he himself comes from Carmarthenshire.

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