Kaspersky boss calls for Internet security body


Kaspersky boss calls for Internet security body

Microscope contributor


The CEO of anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Labs has added his voice to calls to take cybercrime more seriously warning that it is straying into the territory of cyber-terrorism.


Speaking to MicroScope at the InfoSec show in London, Eugene Kaspersky said that governments had started to listen to concerns from the security industry but there was still a great deal more that could be done.


He called for an international organisation, potentially part of the United Nations, to be set up with responsibility for securing and policing the web.


"The Internet is a different country, it is international, and it doesn't have borders but has a population of millions and neds to have more accreditations, with people carrying internet passports and an Internet version of Interpol," he said. 


His remarks come just hours after former Home Secretary David Blunkett MP used his keynote speech at InfoSec to call for more government action against cyber criminals.


Kaspersky said that there would have to be more regulation: "There is more cybercrime around the globe and it is getting too close to cyber-terrorism."

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