IT security experts have trashed Home Office plans to recruit volunteers to tackle cybercrime, saying the government is not taking the issue seriously enough. Home Secretary Theresa May plans to bolster the police’s efforts to battle digital crime by empowering police forces to sign up IT workers as volunteers. The proposal, aired again by the Home Office last week but first revealed in a consultation document last year, would allow room for volunteers to take on greater roles “as their experience grows”. But cybersecurity experts denounced the plans, saying the government should hire specialists instead of volunteers if police skills are not up to scratch.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: IT PRO