Top 10 security holes

Charles, Barrie
April 2004
IT Training;Apr2004, p28
Trade Publication
The ultimate cost of computer-enabled crime to UK businesses runs to billions of pounds, according to the Department of Trade and Industry. Ben Lafon is the technical director of Hackcess, a Great Britain company of white hackers, dedicated to developing skills to combat cyber-crime. John Lyons is a crime reduction coordinator with the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, a part of the National Crime Squad. Claire Sellick is the event director of Infosecurity Europe, the premier European forum on security, and draws on the views of its 25-member advisory council of security experts within banking, manufacturing, government and other sectors. In addition, spam, which is already a major headache for UK business, has been made even worse by unsolicited mail sent with malicious intent. Within the UK, the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit is the main law-enforcement agency and is composed of investigative officers, forensic experts and computer consultants who work closely with the National Crime Squad, the National Criminal Intelligence Service, Customs & Excise, and other agencies. INSET: Government responses.


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