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NCSC CTO: Broken market must be fixed to usher in new tech

May 16, 2024

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) CTO Ollie Whitehouse kicked off day two of Britain’s cyber watchdog’s annual shindig, CYBERUK, with a tirade about the tech market, pulling it apart to demonstrate why he believes it’s at fault for many of the security problems the industry is facing today.

In a speech-cum-call to industry, one which echoed many of the points made by CISA director Jen Easterly at RSA last week, Whitehouse thundered: “We know how to build cyber resilient technology. If you look at CHERI, there’s a mechanism of addressing memory safety and legacy codebases through to rust and similar. We know how to do it technically.

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