Conroy responds to report on cyber crime

Standing Committee on Communications, Hackers, Fraudsters and Botnets releases 34 recommendations

Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, and Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, have backed a standing committee report on cyber crime.

The report, Tackling the Problem of Cyber Crime, contained 34 recommendations from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications, Hackers, Fraudsters and Botnets on how the federal government could develop a more strategic approach to cyber crime.

The report was received positively by Conroy, who said it pointed out a number of internet security risks.

“The digital economy is essential to Australia's productivity, global competitive standing and social well-being,” he said in a statement. “While the internet offers many benefits, there are also a range of safety and security risks associated with its use.”

Cyber crime was not the only thing on the government’s IT agenda this week, with the release of a 36-page summary of the NBN Co’s business case being publicly revealed to some criticism from industry analysts.

Earlier this week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a report that found Internet service providers (ISPs) are important control points in the ongoing effort to control spam and botnets.

The tabling of the report comes as the government-established Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) opened its doors in Brisbane last month, and as May’s Attorney-General’s meeting focused on cybercrime.

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