Cybercrime on the rise: survey

Cybercrime on the rise: survey

“The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released Wednesday.

The 12th annual survey of cybercrime trends found that online attackers determined to break into computers, steal information and interfere with business are more technologically advanced than those trying to stop them.

The survey was co-sponsored by business consulting firm PwC, the U.S. Secret Service, the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute and CSO security news magazine.”

I think that this whole problem of cybercrime and cyber security needs to be thought through.   We can no longer throw more and more technology at the problem.   We need to come up with a holistic solution to the problem of cyber crime.

There are 2 things that everyone who inhabits the digital world have to do.   Personally have a mantra “Cyber Security is my Problem” and live by it religiously.   At a business level start to implement the SME security Framework.   Use the components of technology, management, adaptability and compliance to build stronger defences around the business.

Roger Smith, is an educator. Teaching students at ADFA (UNSW) and showing them how vulnerable they are to cybercrime.

He is also CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd, an Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime and founder of the SME Security Framework. He is a Consultant who specialises in inexpensive and highly effective security strategies for small and medium businesses and not for profit organisations.

He has developed and authored the SME Security Framework and the Security Policy Training Course which are considered to be the definitive guides to helping SME's protect their organisation using the principles of Technology, Management, Adaptability and Compliance.