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Tufin welcomes David Blunkett's opinions on cybercrime awareness at Infosec

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The opinions on security from former Home Secretary David Blunkett MP have been met with approval at the Infosecurity exhibition.

 

Tufin CTO Reuven Harrison claimed that Blunkett's observations that there is a woeful lack of awareness of cybercrime issues amongst companies were very welcome.

 

Harrison said: “His additional observations that, whilst a raft of legislation to tackle electronic crime exists, many companies are unaware of the legislation's existence.”

 

He claimed that Tufin is supporting Blunkett in his call for a more coherent and joined-up approach by the public and private sector in tackling the cybercrime education issue.

 

Harrison claimed that there is a need for companies involved in the development and customisation of applications software to undertake a fundamental review of the way they approach code development from an audit and compliance perspective.

 

“The fact that cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated is, as Mr Blunkett says, a danger for the economic, commercial and political life of the UK. More education, rather than more legislation, therefore needs to be carried out if the UK PLC is to weather this threat which becomes ever more powerful as the technology that drives it continues to mature,” added Harrison.

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