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by Jon Surmacz

Infosecurity Showgoers Place Law Above Technology

Apr 26, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Police with Policy… Some information security experts believe that good policy will fare better than new technology in the battle to protect data from hackers. Computerworld reports that in the U.K., where this week’s Infosecurity Europe show is taking place, an estimated $4.5 billion per year is lost to businesses because of cybercrime. Said Peter Watts, information security manager for IMB U.K. Ltd., “I want to see more cooperation on data privacy and policy. There’s too much technology at this show.

Botnets are emerging as the top threat, according to the story. Many botnets are originating from Russian organized crime outfits, experts said.

Learn security lessons from your British colleagues by reading “Lessons from Across the Pond” from the March 2005 issue of CSO.