Police fail to cope with e-crime

Wednesday, 20 April 2005, 3:43 PM EST

Firms need to step up their IT security to prevent attacks, as police are unable to cope with the growing problem of computer crime. This was the message given to delegates at April?s E-Crime Congress in London.

Howard Schmidt, eBay's chief security strategist and a former security advisor to the White House, warned delegates that law enforcement agencies do not have enough resources to cope with the increasing amount of electronic crime.

By Phil Muncaster at vnunet.

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