Of Special Interest
- Financial wellness affects half of peoples’ mental or physical health, finds report
- Study finds traditional financial institutions embrace Fintech disruption
- Grass is greener for environmentally friendly businesses, finds Barclays
- Prospective homeowners would consider a 40-year mortgage to escape renting, finds Santander
- Millennials’ needs are changing the face of banking industry, says new report
- FS is putting consumer data at risk by failing to protect mobile apps, says Arxan
- A lack of belief in their ability holds 28% women back in work, says Cambridge & Counties
- ‘Which?’ reveals Scotland has lost over a third of its bank branches in eight years
- Next downturn unlikely to be as bad as 2008, according to S&P
- FCA reveals findings from first cryptoassets consumer research
- US consumers favour single mobile app for banking and payments
- Banks suffering major IT shutdowns every day, ‘Which?’ reveals
- The US will be a key offshore centre in 2019, says GlobalData
- Debit industry changes markedly in 10 years of the Debit Issuer Study
- UK's ‘Big Five’ face ‘too big to compete’ as small challengers secure stellar returns
- Banks as vulnerable now as before crash, says new study
- Leverage ratio a constant conundrum for European and US banks, says SNL
8th July 2011
Business & law enforcement form new anti-Cybercrime org.
The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) has been set up to fight cybercrime on a global scale. The alliance has the opportunity to make a worthwhile contribution as it includes business, government bodies, law enforcement agencies and security companies. The alliance is based in the UK and is chaired by former Home Secretary David Blunkett. UK Crime Prevention Minister James Brokenshire said:
"Cybercrime is a truly global problem and to tackle it we need strong partnership between countries and across private and public sectors."
Whilst to date mainly a British initiative Rik Ferguson,director for security research at Trend Micro made the point:
"You've got to go beyond Europe. We need to make sure this doesn't turn into an all-English club. For a country like China, where infrastructure is being abused, there's no reason why they would not become a big part of ICSPA."