Online maturity

by Mark Rowe

With one third of the world’s population conducting their lives online, according to The Nielson Company, privacy is becoming the biggest concern as cybercrime reaches proportionately higher levels; so writes an information security awareness consultancy. According to a recent report in the Daily Mail £21.6m was stolen from UK bank accounts in just six months in 2012 by exploiting weak privacy settings.

European Privacy Day, held recently on January 28, was designed to draw attention to data privacy issues. To coincide with this, The Security Company has released advice to companies to help with such concerns, and draw attention to the human behavioural element largely responsible for security breaches. The report is now online at: .

Bernadette Palmer of The Security Company says: “Some companies have already recognised the level of maturity in the online behaviour of consumers and provided good practice security advice and guidance for their customers. It’s about giving people enough information to make informed decisions … the rest is down to them.”

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