Dr. Liam Fox will today call for cyber security to come under the remit of a single minister in the government, and add his voice to growing calls for the introduction of a new law that would force companies to inform shareholders and other stakeholders, such as customers with accounts, if it is hacked.
Speaking at the defence and security think tank the Royal United Servicse Institute (RUSI), the former defence secretary will say: “Although we talk about cybercrime, cyber espionage, and cyber warfare as being separate entities they are in fact part of a continuum.”
He will say that firms that do not adequately protect themselves against cyber attacks are not just putting themselves at risk, but are a risk to national security.
Original Source: Computer Business Review
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