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UK ISPs Want Govt To Streamline Regulatory System To Boost Cybersecurity

A survey of ISPA members shows that the Government needs to streamline the complicated regulatory system to safeguard UK cyber security. ISPs expressed concern about the risk of creating unnecessary complicated rules and duplication of reporting and responsibilities across regulatory bodies. They also highlighted the important role of the Government in promoting good cyber security practice by setting minimum standards and raising awareness of new regulations.

The latest ISPA cyber security survey shows that 94 percent of UK ISPs expect to increase their cyber security investment over the next three years, on average by 25 percent. A total of 88 percent of ISPs said they suffer regular cyber attacks, with 44 percent experiencing daily attacks. Over three quarters (78%) offer dedicated cyber security services to customers, highlighting the proactive role played by ISPs in cyber security.

Almost two thirds (62%) of ISPs believe that handling of cyber crime could be considerably improved if a more co-ordinated approach was adopted by law enforcement agencies, and 31 percent believe that better cyber crime training was necessary for law enforcement officers. – Telecom Paper

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