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“Some 96 per cent of attacks could be stopped if people followed the practices that their employer laid down, but a lot of best practice involves bureaucratic processes that people don’t or can’t follow”.

 

ED SAVAGE, PA CYBER SECURITY EXPERT

Regulation: The public jealously guards its web freedoms

Alan Cane
Financial Times
1 June 2012

 

Ed Savage, a cyber security expert at PA Consulting Group, is quoted in an article in the Financial Times on cyber security and how the world of cyber space can be regulated.

Ed explains: “A government attempting to legislate or regulate in cyberspace has got to tread carefully, because the public largely regards the freedoms of the internet as non-negotiable.”

Ed also explains PA’s view that a sensible course for governments is to support best practice and safer ways of doing business on the internet.

“For the past year, a group of companies concerned with security ... has been working to establish a standard, initially for the UK but with the hope that it will be adopted round the world.

“The new standard, currently going through approval in the UK, will tell organisations how to protect themselves and how to measure how safe they are.”

Ed says: “We are saying ‘Here is our best advice on what companies need to do.’ Many organisations are confused and focus on technology at the expense of people risk and physical security.

“Some 96 per cent of attacks could be stopped if people followed the practices that their employer laid down, but a lot of best practice involves bureaucratic processes that people don’t or can’t follow”.

You can read the article in full here.


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