By Ian Grant
03 Jun 2009
The Conservative Party will push for a cybersecurity minister to raise
awareness of the importance of fighting computer crime, the shadow home
affairs minister said yesterday.
Conservative MP James Brokenshire said computer crime was the
fastest-growing crime in Britain. But there was too little appreciation
in Westminster of its impact on businesses and the public.
Brokenshire was speaking to 200 police and law enforcement officials at
a three-day course on computer forensics hosted by Microsoft.
It is essential to make cybercrime a mainstream issue, he said. "This is
not just for techies."
In the US, president Barack Obama has produced a cybersecurity review,
and delegates at the Davos World Economic Forum debated cybersecurity in
"But it is still not in the hearts of British politicians. We do not
have the appropriate attitude," said Brokenshire.
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