Recommendation in Australia for ISPs to force user security?

Gadi Evron ge at linuxbox.org
Tue Jun 22 13:30:12 CDT 2010


http://www.zdnet.com.au/make-zombie-code-mandatory-govt-report-339304001.htm

"A government report into cybercrime has recommended that internet 
service providers (ISPs) force customers to use antivirus and firewall 
software or risk being disconnected.
security

Committee chair Belinda Neal said in her introduction to the 262-page 
report titled "Hackers, Fraudsters and Botnets: Tackling the Problem of 
Cyber Crime" that due to the exponential growth of malware and other 
forms of cybercrime in recent years, "the expectation that end users 
should or can bear the sole responsibility for their own personal online 
security is no longer a tenable proposition".

"We need to apply the same energy and commitment given to national 
security and the protection of critical infrastructure to the cybercrime 
threats that impact on society more generally," she said."




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