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A recent Unisys Security Index shows the willingness by not just the young to use the digital world as a democratic tool. This raises a wider question as to whether we are doing enough to create the right avenues for people to easily express their objections to online crime rather than create their own “campaigns” of outrage.
The November 2011 Unisys Security Index revealed that almost half of respondents in the UK felt that the law enforcement authorities were playing catch up and needed more resources to monitor criminal behaviour online. This suggests that there is an increased expectation from the public about how law enforcement responds to cyber-security concerns and whether the authorities have access to the skills and resources they required. Based on our work with governments and businesses around the world, we feel there are three key areas which can help progress the debate.
In this ever connected world, the public want to know that they and their data are being protected. The conclusions from a Unisys Security Index survey show that the public expect law enforcement to have the legal framework to act swiftly to protect society online and that they, the People, are ready to act if they feel they have become a victim of data and online crime.
Cyber criminals remain relatively free to cause disruption and alarm while stoking tensions across borders because of the lack of harmonisation of cyber law.
In military parlance, there are now considered five potential theatres for conflict – land, sea, air, outer space and now cyberspace.
Unisys supported East West Institute’s Second Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit in London. The Summit brought together 400 of the world’s leading policy makers, academics and experts to define new approaches and best practice in tackling cyber security threats.
There’s a sea change underway in how society uses information. But there is something not immediately obvious about this change: How society’s dependencies are migrating from the real (analog) world to the network-connected digital world.
As we approach the anniversary of the failed Christmas bomber attack, it seems an appropriate time to look back at what has proved a challenging year in aviation security.
It’s my pleasure to congratulate my esteemed colleague, Dr. Gerhard Knecht, on his appointment by SC Magazine as 10th most influential Security Professional in the UK.
The UK Government’s recent review of national defence and security spending has highlighted an interesting global trend.