Stopping Online Crime

Last Updated Feb 29, 2008 10:55 PM EST

Hardly a day seems to go by without some kind of major data loss incident occurring, despite companies spending billions of dollars on security technology. How does this happen?

CSO Online has an excerpt, Famous for Fifteen Minutes, from Philip Hallam-Baker's new book, dotcrime Manifesto: How to Stop Internet Crime. Impatient executives should search for 'Professor Moriarty' and read the section underneath that heading, then go to 'Turning the Tide.' That will give them the short summary of the reason why spending a lot of money doesn't work and what Hallam-Baker, a Verisign security executive, thinks will work.

Or just take my two-point summary: businesses must do better risk management and government must do a better job of fighting cyber crime.

I guess to get something useful for your company, you'll have to buy the book.

  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Michael Fitzgerald writes about innovation and other big ideas in business for publications like the New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, Inc. and CIO. He’s worked as a writer or editor at Red Herring, ZDNet, TechTV and Computerworld, and has received numerous awards as a writer and editor. Most recently, his piece on the hacker collective the l0pht won the 2008 award for best trade piece from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He was also a 2007 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion.