Security professionals back tougher laws for hackers

The IT security industry has almost unanimously given its backing to government plans to update the Computer Misuse Act (CMA) and introduce more severe custodial sentences for cyber criminals.

And many are urging the government to now 'go the distance' and ensure the bill is passed and the new laws come into effect as soon as possible - and are policed effectively.

Mike Dalton, EMEA president at McAfee, told "It's essential that the CMA is amended to both consider specifically the sheer variety of ways computers can be abused for illicit gain and to impose meaningful penalties on those that operate on the wrong side of the tracks." Security professionals back tougher laws for hackers - Security Strategy - Breaking Business and Technology News at

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 26th January 2006 10:43PM