Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Short of Funds

I'm chairing the ecrime congress this week and normal service will be resumed shortly.

Having met the Under Secretary of State, Vernon Coaker, this morning, it appears that while government is supportive of the good work being carried out against online criminals by the Serious & Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), no money will be forthcoming to do more to address the worrying scale of a problem sketched-out today by APACS, Barclays, Paypal, Symantec and others today.

To be honest, we are up the creek without the price of a small paddle and there's a waterfall ahead!


Anonymous said...

This Government had an aim that every house in the land should have a pc and be on line. This should have been matched with policing resources to police the 'world' its citizens, often like me naive and unaware of criminal threats, were joining. It is a disgrace when a senior officer can say that net criminals have nothing to fear from her and her team!

Michael Child said...

If as a default, when the padlock is not displayed in the status bar, there was a note saying “it is dangerous to enter personal information” displayed I think this would be a cheap easy way of reducing e-crime. Those with better IT skills could have the option to remove it. Talking to the people I know who bank or buy directly online, it would seem that it’s the padlock that most of them aren’t aware of.