The topic of cyber security is ever present and ever increasing as we transfer more of our daily activity to the world wide web than ever before. From photos of your weekend party at the in-laws, to businesses holding information about their customer's bank details, home addresses and more, there's a flurry of information hanging out in the cloud which needs to be protected.

We know from incidents like that of Talk Talk this year that incidents of hacking happen. Without a backdoor. This move by the Information Technology Industry Council makes a big stand in showing that creating a way in for the Intelligence services, is simply making it easier for those who can get in without.

Really, the question is no longer how to stop the inevitable issue of hacking, but more how encryption and rapid response to a breach can be utilised to limit damage.

Let's not take a step back by making it easier to get past the defences in the first place.