Impact of Brexit on cybersecurity far reaching, says expert

The British exit from the European Union will have a huge impact on cybersecurity in the western world, according to an international writer on the issue.

“Britain is the key country which links the intelligence network of the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand with the European Union and if Britain goes, that intelligence link goes,” said Misha Glenny, journalist, author and international expert on cyber and information security issues.

Speaking at the Festival of Writing and Ideas in Borris, Co Carlow on Saturday, Glenny said the world is in a “state of controlled mayhem in cyber” with no international agreement between the major powers of the world.

“It’s really important that countries like the United States, Russia and China get around the table and come to an agreement because not only will they get into trouble with each other but terrorist groups can start to play a

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