Cyber Cops

The NZ Herald reports that ” Cyber police are among measures being considered by the Government in a new discussion paper aimed at improving security in information and communications technology.”

This is just one aspect of their report which is online here.

Personally I would find it useful to have more Police who can deal with issues. The e-crime unit are pretty knowledgable but they are very few in number and vastly over worked. Having at least a couple of officers in each police region who are up with the play would be good.

There is also a suggestion NZ looks at setting up a CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team), as most other countries have. By coincidence an issue InternetNZ has been exploring for a while.

You can make submissions at the link provided until 13 April.

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