Government pushes for tougher IT security

Friday, 6 September 2002, 11:10 AM EST

E-commerce minister Stephen Timms on Thursday launched tough new security guidelines, which the government claims could make businesses much more secure against computer viruses and malicious hackers.

The OECD guidelines on information and network security, which update an earlier set released in 1992, try to raise awareness of the importance of security in IT within the business community. They attempt to put security at the heart of information system management, and enforce the point that networks can only be secure if every user takes security seriously.

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