Brexit cybersecurity implications hold steady.

Brexit cybersecurity implications hold steady.

Almost three years after UK citizens voted to leave the European Union the day has arrived when Brexit will take place, but the change is not likely to have an immediate direct impact on that nation’s cybersecurity situation.

Two factors will help the cyber status quo be maintained. First, there is a transition period in place until December 2020 with the possibility of it being extended upon agreement from both sides. During this time most agreements currently in place will remain so, with the most visible change being the UK will lose its membership of the EU’s political institutions, including the European Parliament and European Commission the day the transition period begins. However, it will have to follow EU rules and regulations.

By Doug Olenick

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