FTSE firms address IT security in new forum

The heads of IT security at organisations with a combined IT budget of more than £10bn have formed a forum to drive forward a new...

The heads of IT security at organisations with a combined IT budget of more than £10bn have formed a forum to drive forward a new approach to security.

Ten organisations, including the BBC, BP, ICI, Royal Mail and the government, were represented at the inaugural meeting of the Jericho Forum earlier this month.

The group was formed to bring together the latest thinking on user-driven approaches to security, also known as radical externalisation, boundaryless network security and deperimeterisation.

Paul Simmonds, global information security director at ICI, said the group would work on defining the problem of de-perimeterisation so that members could evaluate how it fitted within their own IT strategies.

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