UK still to ratify Euro Cybercrime pact ten years on
A decade of European cybercrime sort-of cooperation
The European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström is celebrating the ten year birthday of the Budapest Convention against cybercrime.
Speaking in Hungary, she said much had been achieved, but cyber attacks were still increasing. She noted recent attacks against carbon trading systems, and a wider attack on EC email systems which left her without email on a trip to Cairo.
Malmström said she expects the Computer Emergency Response Team to be ready by the end of May. She said Europol was playing an increasing role in supporting member states.
She said she was open to ideas about the need for better training which will include a European Cybercrime Centre by 2013. Malmström said there would be a feasibilty study next year to decide what it should do and where it should be based.
Malmström said although the convention was begun in the mid-90s it had still not been ratified by ten countries. She said she hoped Belgium and the UK would sign up soon, leaving Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland and Sweden as refuseniks. She urged all of them to speed up their efforts.
The Commissioner also said that co-operation with the US was vital to the fight against online crime. The Commission is setting up a working group to discuss common issues with US authorities - it should report back within a year.
Oops ....... Almost perfect, which is a good start for anything
That alien title should read ..."Deny it if you will, prevent it you cannot" But if that is the only mistake, it is not bad for an AI Program, methinks.
Deny it if will, but prevent it you cannot.
All those who dabble in cyber security need, in order to be in any way effective and relevant in the field, to understand the significance and the overwhelming power which control in the following discipline delivers to Controllers .......... " Governments of all ideological persuasions spend a great deal of time worrying about how the economy will develop in the short term, over the next couple of years…. But our representatives do not merely contemplate the short-term future, they seek to influence it. Elaborate forecasts are prepared, not just by governments but by academic institutions and commercial companies. Advice is freely offered as to how the prospects for the economy can be improved, by an alteration to income tax rates here, or a touch of public expenditure there. But the control which governments believe they have—in their ability to make reasonably accurate forecasts and to understand the consequences of policy changes designed to alter their outcome—is largely illusory."....Paul Ormerod, Butterfly Economics: A New General Theory of Social and Economic Behavior.
Of course, that was written twelve years ago at least, and things have changed considerably in that space of time, and one is better advised to accept that the control which governments believe they have, and which they would wish the masses to believe they have, is quite delusional and a large illusion supplied/afforded to them by IT and Media Space Controllers who would be tailoring reality virtually and feeding new seeds with novel needs and source streams.
Grooming the EU ..... an Innovative Master Plan for Imaginative Master Pilots
"The European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström is celebrating the ten year birthday of the Budapest Convention against cybercrime.
Speaking in Hungary, she said much had been achieved, but cyber attacks were still increasing. " ...... That is an odd measure of achievement to be celebrating if one is against cybercrime but then it is always a reactive field in which security follows novel business leadership.