Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Europe Is Vulnerable To Cyber Crimes

Europe is particularly exposed to cybercrime because of its very success in connecting its citizens to the internet. It is now a top EU priority to roll out high-speed broadband to all 500m citizens wherever they are. An equally compelling priority must be to hand pan-European agencies the powers and means to combat growing criminal abuse of networks.


Cyber Command Set Up By US Military

A Cyber Command is being set up by the US Military to oversee efforts to protect its computer networks. A new headquarters for the unit is to be established with the responsibility of defending US military systems. The command will be capable of launching offensive operations against attacks from hackers. Pentagon officials have recently become more concerned about military vulnerability to computer encroachments. The US Department of Defence runs over 15,000 electronic networks and 7 million computers and technology devices. US defence networks are constantly probed by outsiders, with millions of scans every day from from terrorist groups, organised crime and hacker activists. The White House last month said another office would be set up to protect government and essential private networks.