UK gov't security expert: Balance cybersecurity risks

Thursday, 28 September 2006, 1:17 AM EST

Governments and businesses face a variety of cybersecurity threats, but they also need to allow for increasing demands from computer users across the globe, the former information security advisor for the U.K. Ministry of Defense said Wednesday.

David Longhurst, who retired this week, called for businesses and governments to take a risk-based approach to cybersecurity by balancing the advantages of new applications and capabilities with the security risks. Too often, Longhurst found himself between the U.K. military, which wanted new networked capabilities, and in-house cybersecurity experts, who wanted no new networking functionality.

At InfoWorld.

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