Deputy Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting,
Alan Siu Yu-bun, has said that an agreement has been reached in
principle to create a Computer Emergency Response Team. It is
hoped that the Team will not be a government agency but will instead
form as a non-profit organization. Funding for the Team will hopefully
come from the Information and Technology Fund.
laptops have turned up missing and are presumed stolen in what
looks like an inside job at Australia's Parliament House. The
laptops have been valued at $30,000 ($17,169 U.S.D.) and could
allow intruders access to the parliamentary network.
a conference on critical infrastructure protection Sens. John
Kyl, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. announced that they
are working on a bill to increase the sentences for computer attackers.
The new bill would double the maximum jail term to ten years for
convicted computer attackers. The legislation will probably be
introduced later this week. (Increased jail time only costs the