Collaboration Needed to Fight Cybercrime

As technology moves much faster than security laws and policies, cybercrime continues to overwhelm the wired world. Key players addressed the challenge at the East West Institute’s Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit in Dallas last week.

In an article on the USA Today website, Byron Acohido says Michael Dell, CEO of Dell, is taking a more visible role in fighting cybercrime and is encouraging others in the industry and government to join the fight.

Dell is now a member of the Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council, an organization sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security to help shape technology-industry activities related to protecting U.S. infrastructure, says the article.

“Governments and private industry need to work collaboratively to develop the appropriate international framework to secure cyberspace,” said Dell.

Howard Schmidt, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, opened the summit with a keynote address that called for policies that don’t stifle speech or innovation on the Internet. “We have to look at this not only from the technology perspective but also the economic perspective,” he said.

To read the article, click here:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2010/05/

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