CMA shows how to cut risks

The main user organisation in telecoms, the Communications Management Association (CMA), is to launch a major risk and security...

The main user organisation in telecoms, the Communications Management Association (CMA), is to launch a major risk and security awareness campaign in the autumn with a series of meetings and conferences.

The CMA’s Risks and Security special interest group (SIG) is concerned about the lack of business continuity planning among firms, and is hoping “top-level” company representatives will attend its programme up and down the country over the next few months.

SIG leader Don Breadner said, “The issues around security have to be addressed in a holistic way by enabling the cross-fertilisation of ideas across industry.”

The first event will take place in early October in London and will be titled “Maintaining the integrity of the enterprise”. This event will cover the threats and risks organisations now face, the legal and regulatory aspects of these and technology that can be used to fight them. A panel discussion will follow.

Other events include an IP Network Security conference in early November, which is sponsored by 3Com. And other planned meetings include wireless and web issues, forensics and “fightback technologies”, and always-on security.

Breadner said, “There is a lack of risk assessment and business continuity planning throughout industry, and our CMA events are designed to help alleviate these failings.”

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