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FTSE companies demand common security standards

UK users seize the initiative as suppliers fail to deliver. Ten FTSE 100 companies have joined forces in an effort to drive home their IT security concerns to IT suppliers. The organisations, which include ICI, BP and some of the UK’s biggest banks and financial services companies, along with Royal Mail, are concerned that suppliers’ existing products will not support their future business strategies, such as B2B web services. The group, which has emerged over the past year, will present its case at IT security conferences in a bid to drum up wider support from the user community. The group is collaborating on an open standards security architecture that was originally developed internally by Royal Mail. The architecture aims to overcome the limitations of current IT security, where products from rival suppliers are unable to share security information in a standard way. Full Story

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