Rob Cotton, CEO of NCC Group, comments: "Jim Murphy's push for cyber security education is the correct
line to be taking. Human error is always the weakest link in a
security set up, so teaching from the bottom up will ensure tighter
perimeters in the long run. An advertising campaign would be a
great way to raisepublic and end-user awareness. End-users need
more control, more education and more empowerment. Educating the
public on cyber risks is the ideal platform from which to improve
business security. One will naturally follow the other.
"He's also absolutely right in calling for the introduction of
a cyber security standard for businesses. We need a concerted
effort from the policy makers to push these regulations through,
otherwise both the private and public sectors will continue to
leave themselves wide open.
"It's something that we've looked to kickstart with the
creation of a Cyber Insurance Working Group and our .secure
initiative - but we need others to be proactive too. Jim Murphy
should be applauded for the stance that he's taking."
Cyber Insurance Working Group Earlier this month the company launched the Cyber
Insurance Working Group, a forum to lead the march towards a
minimum security standard for the uptake of cyber insurance. The
firm has applied to register the domain .secure, which businesses
can use if they have complied to a strict and specific code of