UK fights back against cybercrime

    Date14 May 2002
    CategoryGovernment
    3137
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Business organisations are gearing up to help firms combat the danger posed by hi-tech crime, which is thought to cost Britain billions of pounds each year Attempts to encourage more UK firms to embrace e-business are at risk of being thwarted by the threat of cybercrime. . . . Business organisations are gearing up to help firms combat the danger posed by hi-tech crime, which is thought to cost Britain billions of pounds each year Attempts to encourage more UK firms to embrace e-business are at risk of being thwarted by the threat of cybercrime.

    Despite a number of high-profile virus attacks, and the well-publicised threat that malicious hackers can pose to computer systems, business leaders are concerned that some companies aren't doing enough to protect themselves from the threat of hi-tech crime.

    Two organisations, the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) and the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), are planning to take action.

    The BCC, which represents 135,000 small and medium-sized businesses, announced on Tuesday that it is launching a campaign to boost awareness of the threat of cybercrime.

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