SMEs need a secure and reliable method to report cybercrime, according to an industry expert. Image courtesy of: iStock
There needs to be a system in place for small businesses to report network security breaches
, an expert has said.
Kevin Wharram, independent IT security consultant, believes an arrangement of sorts needs to be made to help small businesses report breaches to network security.
"There needs to be a place where if you're a small organisation, you can contact these guys and say 'I've been compromised' and it will keep your information confidential," he explained.
"So you can correlate the information and say 'this is an attack, this is what you should look out for'."
Mr Wharram was speaking after The European Union released a report showing that citizens across the continent are increasingly concerned about the security of their online payments and personal information
In the report, the EU also announced the founding of the European Cybercrime Centre
, a decisive move into making data protection a key area of policy, reflective of the drastic changes occurring in the way people use information.
The centre, which will be established within the European Police Office in The Hague, will be the European focal point for all online activities carried out by organised crime groups.