OECD publishes cyber-security guidelines

Thursday, 8 August 2002, 9:54 AM EST

The new guidelines, which were adopted as a recommendation of the OECD Council in late July, were published this week and represent the first time in 10 years that the 30-member inter-governmental group has updated its cyber-security guidelines. The first noticeable change comes in the title, "Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks," which adds recognition for network security.

The new principles seek to recognize the growing reliance on information networks and the increasing number of threats against the security of those networks. They have already been commended by the U.S. State Department as helping to mark a "new international understanding of the need to safeguard the information systems on which we increasingly depend for our way of life."

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