It's beyond the power of FTSE-100 companies ...
Who can forget that 5 September 2012 press release issued jointly by BIS and the Cabinet Office (prop. F. Maude) Business leaders urged to step up response to cyber threats? That's when they wheeled in Sir Iain Lobban, the Director of GCHQ at the time, to tell the assembled chairmen of the UK's top 100 companies that they were no good at cybersecurity.
Every day, all around the world, thousands of IT systems are compromised. Some are attacked purely for the kudos of doing so, others for political motives, but most commonly they are attacked to steal money or commercial secrets. My experience suggests that in practice, few companies have got this right.
You'd better forget it now because otherwise Mr Maude's comments don't make sense. Security – particularly in the cloud – is a unicorn. A lovely idea, but it doesn't exist.
If you can't forget it, then the question is what are those dreadful bullies at GDS going to make poor Mr Maude say next? Whitehall can't afford not to use consultants?