We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,818 News Articles

Reporting of security breaches should be mandatory

Internet security agency calls for law similar to US

Companies should be forced to reveal details of when their computer systems have been breached, claims a European internet security body.

According to the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the EU would benefit from a system similar to US where reporting security breaches is mandatory.

The recommendation was made in ENISA's General Report 2007, which also highlights the need to increase the number of Computer Emergency Response Teams (Certs) that help countries combat distributed denial-of-service attacks and spam generated by hijacked botnet computers from eight to 14 EU states.

Andrea Pirotti, executive director of ENISA, said: "Europe must take security threats more seriously and invest more resources in NIS [network and information security]. Therefore, ENISA calls for the EU to introduce mandatory reporting on security breaches and incidents for business."

"The member states should undertake concerted efforts to reduce the imbalances in security levels, with more cross-border co-operation," he added.

See also: Facebook photos are a privacy threat


IDG UK Sites

Nokia Lumia 530 review: £60 smartphone offers decent build and performance, awful screen and...

IDG UK Sites

Apps watch: What the NFL can teach UK sports such as cricket and rugby

IDG UK Sites

VFX Emmy: Game of Thrones work garners gong for Rodeo FX

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 release date, rumours, video, UK price & images: Video shows 'new, reversable iPhone 6 cha'......