IT bosses back call for review of the law

A resounding 93% of the IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question poll have backed our call...

A resounding 93% of the IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question poll have backed our call for the UK's cybercrime laws to be reviewed and updated.

Computer Weekly is campaigning to get the 1990 Computer Misuse Act updated to encompass denial of service attacks and other hacking activities that damage Internet businesses.

Although IT managers are clearly concerned about denial of service attacks, many companies have yet to address the issue.

Last week 53% of Big Question respondents admitted that their company has not carried out risk assessment on the potential of denial of service attacks to harm Internet operations.

US security organisation Cert recently warned that large sections of the Internet could be blacked out if key routing companies fail to patch a series of vulnerabilities in the Simple Network Management Protocol.

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