Theresa May has no intention of returning “to the Whitehall of the past” in order to help Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn, according to the head of the Government’s Communications Agency.
Boebert said the Prime Minister had “no interest” in returning to the Whitehouse to help Corbyn “in the face of a serious challenge” in the wake of the Paris attacks, and instead was concentrating on her work as Home Secretary.
But the comments were welcomed by some of the UK’s leading experts in cybersecurity, who say the Government needs to start looking to its wider national security strategy.
It is a sign that Theresa May’s Government is taking the threat of terrorism seriously, said Professor Mark Feltgen, a senior lecturer at the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) in London.
“We need to take a more national security approach, and to the extent that this means moving to the more national and globalised internet, that is a good thing,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
He added that Theresa’s “pivot to the world of social media and the internet” was “very good news” for cybersecurity.
Theresa May, who will visit a memorial to the victims of the attacks in London on Saturday, is expected to make a major speech at a memorial in London to honour the victims, who were killed in the terror attacks.
Feltgen added that the Government was making “a significant shift” in its approach to cybersecurity, with Theresa May “playing a bigger role in shaping” it.
‘She can’t have a big role in this’ Feltgens, who spoke to Today ahead of the Prime Minster’s visit, said Theresa May was not in a position to play a “leading role” in cybersecurity.
“She can no longer have a huge role in it,” he said.
According to Feltgends assessment, Theresa May needs to look at the “globalisation” of cybersecurity and make a “big push” for “stronger and more effective policies and policies that address the vulnerabilities of our systems and the vulnerabilities we face”.
“Theresa’s job in the future will be to look after her own interests and that of the public in terms of cybersecurity.
She can’t, I think, have a lot of say in it.”
That is where the national security policy needs to be.”
‘I’ve never seen anything like it’ Professor Chris Alexander, a cyber security expert from the University of Sheffield, said he was “surprised” that Theresa had not spoken out.”
It’s not uncommon for Prime Ministers to have a personal relationship with cybersecurity experts,” he wrote on Twitter.”
I have never seen a Prime Minister so closely engaged with the threat and the response to it as Theresa May.”‘
We’re all in this together’ “We’re working very closely with our cyber security experts,” Theresa May said at a joint press conference with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, on Friday.”
We’ve been working closely together with the National Cyber Security Agency and the Home Office and they’ve been incredibly helpful.
“They are working to improve the national cyber security system, and we all are working together to make sure that we’re all on the same page.”
Cybersecurity is not a zero-sum game.”
Theresa and Boris were at odds over Brexit and the refugee crisis But Boris claimed Theresa had told him that “she was never going to get involved in Brexit” but he believed the relationship between the two leaders was “deep”.””
It seems she can’t make the final call, she has to be pushed to the edge of the cliff,” he claimed.
Theresa and Boris were at odds over Brexit and the refugee crisis But Boris claimed Theresa had told him that “she was never going to get involved in Brexit” but he believed the relationship between the two leaders was “deep”.
“There are a lot more people involved in the decision making in London than there are in Brussels,” he insisted.
‘She doesn’t want to be a role model’ Bolton University Professor Mark Fitzpatrick, who has written extensively on cybersecurity, said theresa’s approach was not a “safe” one.
“This is not about making a statement about cybersecurity, it’s about how she feels and what she thinks and says, which are different,” he explained.
“There is no safe way to approach this.
There is no sensible approach to it.”
He said Theresa was “not a role models” for the rest of the world and that it was “absolutely vital” that the UK was a leader in cybersecurity when it comes to the future of national security.
He said she was not “in a position” to “lead a global campaign”.
“I think it’s a really big challenge, and she is in a difficult position,” he added.
“But I don’t think she would be an ideal role