Seems to me like she much more clued up on what is out there than many, Lewis, for there is nothing false or misleading in her speech.
Does the Cyber Security Operations Centre have any leading assets or are they just Reactionary Virtual Terrain Team Players which would then extraordinarily render them as puppets to third party controlled circumstances, which in Spooks jargon would be, irregular and unconventional events? A question prompted by this paragraph in her speech ...."Finally, underpinning each of the components I have outlined must be an increase in cyber awareness, expertise and forensic skills across the private and public sectors. Operators seldom have enough understanding of their systems to know when something is going wrong or how to defend effectively. So we all need to know a lot more about our cyber assets and to monitor what they - and users - are doing."
And the following is very much the case, and that is very much the way it may remain, such is the beast's nature ...... "People are often not aware of events in cyber space - at least not until they have happened, and even then not always the case [sic]."
Oh and you can be sure, even if it is not assuring/reassuring, that every new day brings ever more cyber opportunities and/or vulnerabilities to exploit, for IT is a whole New SurReal World in which to remotely project Order for Power on Earth although she did miss that possibility, Orderly Command and Virtual Control, in her concentration on Negativity ....."First, actions in cyber space can have a range of purposes, from destruction, to data manipulation, to crime and espionage, to creating chaos and confusion. It is very difficult to determine the purpose of a cyber event until it is completed." .....although she does acknowledge that it is very early days and things have only just started, and for most, the ignorance is bliss ....... "I think we all recognise that there is a long way to go..." ....... for it is a field in which Jack Nicholson said it perfectly ....... "YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH"