It’s now only a matter of a couple of weeks until the start of the 30th Modern Olympics kicks off in London.
In the run up to the games the Home Office has warned that cyber crime is now as great a threat as terrorism to the UK’s national security.
Hackers have become more aggressive, and according to Richard Clarke (Home Office Security and Counter Terrorism Department Director) the threat is being spread across a wider area than ever and that you don’t need many people to mount a serious threat to the UK.
Ominous sounding words there, the UK has a huge amount of knowledge and experience within digital forensics, which through the use of computer forensics can (after an incident) provide vital information about the source of the attack and provide more clues in tracking the criminals down. More needs to be done in terms of proactive defence and adapting security strategies.
During the Lord Mayor’s annual defence and security lecture chief of MI5 said that the levels of cyber attacks on UK industry is already on an industrial scale and has reached an astonishing level.
Considering the world will be watching London in 2012 and the determination of cyber criminal criminals, UK businesses need to adapt their ongoing security strategies in line with an evolving threat.