The government-backed Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) launched a new roadmap today intended to kick-start an international effort to engineer security into products from their inception.

Building in Information Security, Privacy and Assurance (PDF) aims to overcome the siloed approach to security taken by many countries, according to Cyber Security KTN director Nigel Jones.

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"We are trying to get international co-operation on building security in from the start, because the problem still remains and it is still unclear what the best way to do it is," he said.

The roadmap covers how industry, governments and consumers can improve security and privacy, and includes a number of principal recommendations.

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