IT security sheriffs to police the web

Friday, 3 December 2004, 8:28 AM EST

The government today unveiled plans for UK IT security special constables to police the web. The proposals came from Eurim, the parliamentary working group that examines the use of IT in society.

Among its recommendations are the creation of a plain English guide to security that could be distributed to all computer users, better risk assessment by companies and government, and the possible deputisation of people within the IT industry under the Special Constables scheme.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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