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By Jo Platt  

GCHQ partnered with industry to create “cyber games,” introducing young people to cybersecurity. Photo: LONDON NEWS PICTURES/SHUTTERSTOCK

The issue of Huawei’s involvement in our 5G telecoms network has prompted growing public curiosity about cybersecurity; the Chinese technology firm was even raised on the doorstep in my constituency a few weeks ago. We are all becoming more alert to the ways in which our lives are dependent on—and affected by—technology.

From household appliances connected to public 5G networks to states developing offensive cyber-capabilities, the world around us is changing—and so…

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