Political Ramblings of @AndyKinsey, Community Campaigner in Hyde, Tameside
Earlier today the BBC reported:
Over 40,000 firms, including energy providers, banks and hospitals could be required to report cyber-break-ins under new rules proposed by the EU.
firms are concerned that reporting online attacks and security breaches might damage their reputations.
This is a move I welcome in general though would look to ensure that those who report hacking, unless on a huge scale (as seen recently by twitter), should be kept confidential - at least in terms of naming those hacked. All hacks should be made public, including how the hacking happened and what is happening within that company and the IT security community to prevent such future hacking.
This is not just an issue which effects business but also public sector facilities such as electricity generation facilities, one such facility in the USA was recently infected with a virus.
This is a move I do welcome and hope comes to fruition, as it is for the greater good of the web society.