Hi-tech suppliers link up to fight cyber-crime

Several high-tech companies link up to set world wide best practices that governments can use as a reference point in setting standards or laws to prevent cyber crime. The idea behind this is that if governments set a national standard, they will be different and harder to implement for internationally operating businesses. A world standard, to them, is far more preferable.

E.g. They want to look at ways to prevent cyber criminals to intervene at the production level. This is a problem that Misha Glenny wrote on in his book McMafia, describing that low level incomes generate opportunities for bribes and crime. E.g., computers get infected with viruses in the factory. (As a whole this book is very worth while to read.)

To my mind this initiative would be a very good component in the across the board approach I envision and one of the ways that Industry can lead other partners on topics where Industry has competence and knowledge over others.

Here’s the link to the article.

Wout de Natris

Leiderdorp, 23 December 2010

About Wout de Natris

As a consultant I specialise in establishing new and different relationships between industry, governments and law enforcement where internet safety and the fight against cyber crime are concerned. This makes me a bridge builder. Hence the blogs name. In this blog I intend to stress the need for interaction, cooperation and exchange of information in order to change the mentioned relationships. On offer: a comprehensive training on all non-technical aspects of spam enforcement and a cyber awareness presentation for companies and institutions
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