UK To Strengthen Cybercrime Laws

Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 5:47 PM EST

One of the biggest problems with cybercrime in the UK remains the law. Back in 1990, the government passed the Computer Misuse Act. Unfortunately, the government has failed to keep up with changes in cybercrime and in so doing leaves many individuals and businesses with no real legal protection to fend off many attacks.

Parliament has been perusing a Police and Justice Bill, which would add too and toughen up the existing laws. The bill would make it illegal to make unauthorized modifications to computers with a penalty of ten years in prison.

By John Stith at SecurityProNews

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

What IT skills are in demand?

IT security tops the list of skills that teams need most, and one out of five reported having difficulty finding skilled talent for cloud initiatives. Companies are also looking for pros who have skills in network engineering, systems engineering, IT architecture and network operations.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Apr 17th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //