US shows way for security

Monday, 19 April 2004, 4:00 PM EST

UK firms could soon find themselves under pressure to comply with tough security standards introduced in the US last week. The Information Security Governance proposals, designed by a taskforce appointed by the US government, could form the basis of new rules in the UK.

Bill Conner, head of security firm Entrust and co-chairman of the US taskforce, said that Whitehall was considering a similar scheme to make organisations more accountable for their IT defences.

By Madeline Bennett at vnunet.

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