Tuesday, November 21, 2006

UK Businesses Failing to Report Security Breaches

Fiona Raisbeck writes on SC Magazine Online:

Cyber criminals are escaping punishment because companies are failing to report security breaches according to Detective Inspector Chris Simpson, former head of the Metropolitan Police Computer Crime Unit.

Speaking at an IT security event at the House of Lords on Monday, Simpson said businesses are reluctant to report cases of hacking, DOS attacks and other computer crimes for fear of negative publicity. He argued that the UK should adopt a similar law to the California Security Breach Information Act (SB-1386) where organisations are required to divulge details of security crimes and inform individuals if the security of private information has been compromised.

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