Website security problems 'set to continue'
25 July 2011
Posted by Samuel Couratin
Problems relating to website security will continue to be seen in the UK, an expert has forecast.
According to MWR InfoSecurity, lapses of protection are unlikely to diminish, as the problem appears to be growing and firms become more reliant upon assurances provided by second parties.
Director at the company, Alex Fidgen, explained the problem is "industry-wide", adding: "There isn't a common benchmark that will give the user any confidence in sites."
He suggested a universal standard is required, with the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers drawing up a solution in the past 12 months to provide some level of technical assurance, but insisted more is needed in order to combat the growing threat.
Mr Fidgen was commenting after recent hacking attacks were reported against businesses including Amazon and Paypal, with authorities carrying out investigations into the alleged incidents and more than 20 people detained around the world in connection with them.