Information Security Experts commissum Welcomes the Cyber Crime Classification But Warns Businesses May Not Be Able to Improve
Released on: October 22, 2010, 5:03 am
The National Security Council has released its security
strategy that classifies cyber crime as one of the four highest
Titled ‘A strong Britain in an age of uncertainty', the 39-page document looks at
and evaluates all levels of national defences. It claims that the four highest
priority risks for the next five years include: ‘international terrorism, cyber
attack by other states and by organised crime and terrorists, international military
crises and major accidents or natural hazards'.
commissum’s Managing Director Martin Finch made the
“Attacks to the national infrastructure are now becoming more sophisticated. These
are not being just initiated by teenagers looking for a challenge but by groups of
state sponsored professionals in a number of countries that are using the complex
connectivity of modern systems to access information or systems for economic
advantage or hostile aims.
“Therefore more needs to be done to protect us from the increasing cyber attacks but
the current economic climate, or even the perception of this may make it difficult
for many organisations to increase or even maintain expenditure for information and
This has also been recognised by the Centre for the Protection of National
Infrastructure (CPNI) which is providing organisations and companies with protective
security advice to reduce risks. Their top ten security guidelines provide protective security points which have
not changed for some time, but are still valid and are becoming much more important
with the increasing sophistication of attacks.
The CPNI have established a unique partnership program with expert security
consultancy companies such as commissum to work with businesses to help find
innovative and holistic ways to address vulnerabilities and increase security with
minimum investment or, in some cases, decreasing operational costs.
The commissum information security advisory services which include risk assessments, audits and
security health checks, will help organisations to prioritise the selection and
deployment of defensive measures in the context of the risk attitude and culture of
commissum services ensure that the selected measures or controls are working
cohesively, taking account of cross-functional business requirements to create a
system of integrated controls, tools and processes, all implemented, monitored and
managed to maintain effectiveness at reduced operating costs and investment.
With 20 years of experience, commissum is adept at offering practical advice and
recommending cost-effective solutions, to deliver a joined-up, coherent approach to
protecting an organisation's information assets.
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