Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of endpoint protection and response, security and compliance solutions, today announced the results of a survey of 278 information security professionals attending Infosecurity Europe 2016. The conference took place June 7–9, 2016, at the Olympia Conference Centre in London.
On June 23rd, a referendum will be held to determine whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the European Union (EU). If the U.K. decides to leave the EU, it could reconsider national implementation of several recent EU data privacy and cyber security regulations. In addition, according to Tripwire’s survey, when asked if an exit from the EU would change the ability of the U.K. to defend itself from cyber attacks 64 percent of information security professionals thought there would be no change.
“Most information security professionals appear unconcerned with the impact of this referendum on UK cyber security,” said Neil Harvey, vice president of EMEA for Tripwire. “This could mean that they believe that the UK’s approach to cyber security won’t change significantly either way, but it’s also possible that EU hasn’t provided enough transparency around the impact of new regulations in the near term to make a difference to professionals that grapple with these issues every day.”
“Cyber threats and attacks transcend national boundaries and politics and the only way we can defend ourselves is to share information and collaborate,” said Dr. Adrian Davis, regional managing director for ISACA, a global IT and cyber security association. “I’m confident that, as a profession, we will continue to help each other regardless of whether our nation is in or out.”