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Henry Harrison is Co-founder and CTO of Garrison Technology, developers of revolutionary hardware-level cyber security technology that provides ultra-secure web browsing for government organisations and enterprises internationally

Remember: Cyber Security Training Is An Overhead

Writing in 1776, in the first chapter of the Wealth of Nations, economist Adam Smith identified the primary driver of progress as “the effects of the division of labour.” Smith’s Wealth of Nations still generates furious debate today – particularly around the “invisible hand” of capitalism. But on the division of labour, it is hard to argue. Smith’s example was the eighteenth century pin factory, where “One man draws out the wire, another straights it, a third cuts it, a fourth points it, a fifth grinds it at the top for receiving the head … and the important business of making a pin is, in this manner, divided into about eighteen distinct operations, which … are all performed by distinct hands”. Today’s workplace is rather different from a pin factory, but we still depend on the division ...