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Expect more intrusive IT regulation, security chiefs warned

The rising tide of cybercrime could result in more intrusive regulation and legislation of IT, corporate security chiefs have been warned. Speaking at Compsec, the UK’s main IT security conference, Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, chair of defence technology agency Qinetiq, said advances in networking technology had raised new headaches over IT security and how to improve it. Neville-Jones, who was a recent chair of the government’s Joint Intelligence Committee, said that rising fears over cybercrime increased the likelihood of government intervention in a bid to bolster trust in e-business. “I am not advocating tighter regulation,” she said, arguing that better dialogue between security specialists, lawyers and legislators would lead to more resilient systems and less intrusive legislation. Full Story

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