Cyber security is fascinating, high-tech and critical to the world as we know it. However, the reality is often very different to how it is portrayed in movies and television.
As intriguing as it looks, green characters cascading down a black screen only happens in films like The Matrix. At NHS Digital, we have six large screens with dashboards on a big wall and a couple of monitors on our desks – it’s high tech, but it’s not the Minority Report.
Here’s a few more examples of when television and movies got cyber wrong – and what actually happens in a cyber security centre.