Cybersecurity and #Brexit: What does it #mean for the #fight against #hackers?

Source: National Cyber Security News

Brexit could mean new challenges in the fight against cybercrime, from changes to international police agencies and more headaches for companies recruiting security staff.

Brexit means Brexit, according to the prime minister, but with little more than a year until 29 March 2019 — the date the UK is due to depart the European Union — there are still many questions to be answered for cybersecurity professionals.

One thing that is certain is that the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will still apply to the UK after Brexit, but aside from that, there’s little solid detail on the sort of deal that’s going to be reached with the European Union; much will depend on the ongoing negotiations.

The cybersecurity industry shares many of the same concerns over Brexit as the wider technology sector does, including a fear of skill shortages, but there’s also the looming issue of what happens in the fight against cybercrime if Brexit means the UK is no longer part of Europol.

As the European Union’s law enforcement agency, Europol helps foster cooperation between law enforcement agencies across Europe in the fight against crime, including cybercrime.

It’s not clear what the UK’s relationship with Europol will be after Brexit.

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