By Marcus Leach

Findings from a survey at the recent Trusted Computing Seminar in London, showing that 88% of top businesses and organisations attending back UK Government plans to lead the fight against the growing threat of data crime lead, with a focus on data regulation and compliance.

The seminar brought together leading figures from business and Government with some of the world’s preeminent information security experts. It offered an opportunity for IT professionals to discuss the rapidly growing threats to networks, future policies and the expanding role of hardware embedded security built on Trusted Computing Group (TCG) open industry standards.

The survey further shows that 69% of respondents admit that they do not feel that their network is adequately protected by their current security framework. The seminar was attended by a range of leading companies and organisations.

Around half the organisations attending said they were actively deploying solutions based on Trusted Computing standards and of those that did not, 86% stated that they would be exploring the deployment of Trusted Computing solutions within the next 12 months.

“The global security environment is entering a new and dangerous period. We are facing a perfect storm with an exploding number of Internet devices that need to be secured, a failure of compliance and reporting models, and over-complex, increasingly expensive network security based on fragile software layers," Joseph Souren, General Manager of Wave Systems EMEA, said.

“Against this, we have the threat from well-funded and professional cyber-criminals intent on gaining both immediate financial gains and longer-term benefit from IP theft. It has taken us almost 15 years to admit to the truth, but it is clear that layered security is not the solution. It does not provide adequate protection. It offers only partial compliance and uncertain defence.”

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