Thu, Dec 11th 2008 6:48pm
You might have noticed that the economy is in the tank. Something about this "credit crunch" and "recession" and whatnot. But the amount of attention governments around the world are paying to these issues is giving cybercrime a foothold, according to a new study from a -- yep, you guessed it -- security vendor. This is the same vendor that's been saying the government needs to create new laws to combat cybercrime for at least a year. While their consistency is notable, their implication that the government is in the best position to fight cybercrime seems misguided. The best solutions remain technical and market-based in nature, while the usual mess governments make out of this sort of thing are hardly a ringing endorsement of their abilities to solve technological problems. All this makes you wonder if maybe the vendors see some way for themselves to gain from cybercrime legislation. Surely that's not right...
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