Click Fraud Protection

Connecting...

BCS: Areas of the internet will always be dangerous

News | Internet | Risk | Safety

W1siziisijiwmtcvmduvmdqvmdkvntkvntivoty3l0fyzwfzig9mihrozsbpbnrlcm5ldcb3awxsigfsd2f5cybizsbkyw5nzxjvdxmuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcixmdawedqwmcmixv0

Areas of the internet will always pose a risk to the safety of web users, a new report has indicated.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has released a new report entitled “Aspects of Identity”, which has advised that people must accept areas of the web will always be the “Wild West”.

The study has outlined new priorities for internet governance and identity assurance, taking into account the risks that come with working in the industry.

Researchers from the group have advised internet users to become more educated about online threats and the security and sharing of information, with the BCS noting that identity exists as “currency” on the internet, while free content and services arrive in exchange for sharing personal information.

Individuals who share information must also have the confidence to do so, the group has emphasised.

It added that trust-building mechanisms such as the disclosure of information about service providers and their information management is necessary.

As well as this, a mechanism for users to challenge a service provider’s information handling practices is also required.

Louise Bennett, chair of BCS Security, a community of security experts, said: “We have to accept that parts of the internet will always be the ‘Wild West’.

“However, that shouldn’t stop people using it. It is important to educate users so that they understand the risks they are taking and know how to protect themselves when undertaking any transactions where security, privacy or anonymity are necessary.”

Ms Bennett also explained that users require trusted sources of help and advice to access the right information for their internet use, which will enable them to understand the level of risk.

She added that there is a lot which needs to be done in a number of areas, including the need to tackle digital exclusion and educate users about security.


Posted by Jon Aspinell on 17th May 2013

SHARE

RECENT CONTENT
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdcvmtavmtavndcvntgvmjy1l1cxc2laaulzswpjd01uy3znrff2twprdk1urxznelv2turrdk5etxhmm2rwy21vdwfulmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Graduate IT Support Analyst - Surrey ...

Redhill, Surrey

£20000 - £25000 per annum

Graduate Desktop Support Analyst - Redhill, Surrey. A small IT Managed Services provider is looking for a passionate ...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdcvmtavmtavndcvntgvmjy1l1cxc2laaulzswpjd01uy3znrff2twprdk1urxznelv2turrdk5etxhmm2rwy21vdwfulmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Desktop Support Analyst - Surrey - £2...

Redhill, Surrey

£25000 - £28000 per annum

Desktop Support Analyst - Redhill, Surrey. A small IT Managed Services provider is looking for a passionate technolog...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmjqvmtevmzmvndavnty5l21hcmsxlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Communications Executive - Wallingfor...

Wallingford, Oxfordshire

£27000 - £33000 per annum + generous benefits

Communications Executive (International, Online, Offline, Adobe) - Wallingford - £33,000 A large global organisation ...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdcvmtavmtavndcvntgvmjy1l1cxc2laaulzswpjd01uy3znrff2twprdk1urxznelv2turrdk5etxhmm2rwy21vdwfulmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Junior- Mid Weight Developer - Bristol

Bristol, England

£35000 - £45000 per annum

Junior- Mid Weight Developer - Bristol C# Developer, ASO.Net, MVC, Web API, SQL A Bristol based software house has a ...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdcvmtavmtavndcvntgvmjy1l1cxc2laaulzswpjd01uy3znrff2twprdk1urxznelv2turrdk5etxhmm2rwy21vdwfulmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Network Engineer - City of London - £...

City of London, London

£400 - £430 per day

Network Administrator - City of London. A large multinational firm based in the heart of London is looking for an art...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdcvmtavmtavntavmdavnde5l1cxc2laaulzswpjd01uy3znrff2twprdk1urxznemd2tkrzdk1qttjmmjfoy21zeuxtlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Branch Administrator - Financial Serv...

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Up to £19000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension

Branch Administrator - Financial Services / Investment A leading financial services company who specialise in wealth ...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtgvmdevmjqvmdgvntkvmtavndyyl2ltywdlmtqtbwlulmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mcnuzsjdxq
Insight

Can HR tech ease workplace conflict?

Workplace conflict is mostly unavoidable - particularly when businesses hire strong-minded talent with big ideas. Ego...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdevmtyvmdgvntcvmzcvmtk5l1dlbgwxyi1taw4uanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmzv4mtcwi25lil1d
Insight

What to prioritise in your employee experience

The candidate experience has long been valued by employers looking to attract fresh talent. Now, however, companies a...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdevmtavmtyvmdavntmvmtyzl0ltywdlntatbwluicgxks5wbmcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijmznxgxnzajbmuixv0
Insight

What can HR expect in 2018?

HR departments are set to face many new challenges in 2018, from the technological to the traditional. Among the most...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtcvmtevmjgvmtcvmdevndqvnzivaw1hz2uyni1taw4ucg5nil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmzv4mtcwi25lil1d
Advice

From communication to drive: The importance of soft skills

Soft skills are often difficult to quantify, yet they can become an absolute necessity for your business to reach its...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtcvmtevmdgvmtavntqvmzivotuvaw1hz2uxns1taw4uanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmzv4mtcwi25lil1d
News

Only one in three workers say their employers offer training

Just one-third of workers report that their employer offers regular training opportunities, a new poll by the Trades ...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtcvmtevmdgvmtavmzivntuvndgzl0ryaw5rlw1pbi5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijmznxgxnzajbmuixv0
Advice

How can you encourage an inclusive work environment?

Inclusivity in the workplace is an ideal most astute businesses strive for. Making employees feel comfortable and val...

READ STORY