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Governments and cyber threat

Date: November 01, 2007
Source: ZDNet UK

The UK government has failed to understand the threat to the continued growth of the internet posed by cybercrime, according to the influential House of Lords Science and Technology Committee.

Lord Erroll, a member of the committee, hit out at the government's reaction to the committee's report into personal internet security, saying that the government had failed to react appropriately.

"Throughout our inquiry we tried to think outside the box, to look ahead 10 years at what the internet might be like, taking into account the emerging risks and challenges today," Lord Erroll stated. "That's why our recommendations concentrated on incentives; we must ensure that everyone is motivated to improve security. Unfortunately, the government dismissed every recommendation out of hand, and their approach seems to solely consist of putting their head in the sand."
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