Resellers set to benefit from political hacking fears


Resellers set to benefit from political hacking fears

Simon Quicke

Those resellers wondering if the Chinese Google hack attack is going to be a spur for business might well find it does raise the urgency of discussions about protecting data with public sector organisations.

There appears to be no let-up in the temperature of the debate around the idea of politically motivated hacking with the US this week urging other countries to collaborate more closely to fend off similar attacks.

Speaking to MicroScope yesterday the CEO of McAfee David DeWalt described the Chinese Google attack as "the most sophisticated we have ever seen" and added that more needed to be done by governments to raise the drawbridge against further problems.

He highlighted the need for key parts of a national infrastructure, including transport and utilities, to increase the strength and depth of their internet security.

That call has been echoed by US Deputy Defence Secretary William Lynn who arrived in London yesterday to encourage Nato allies to work more closely together to protect information.

DeWalt said the proven ability of existing solutions to fend of attacks provided the channel with a tremendous opportunity to talk up products.

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