[LINK] Comply with Cybercrime Act: Aust companies warned
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 07:49:38 +1000
At hundreds of dollars per hour, surely the senior consultants are part of
the compliance cost our SMEs are hesitant about?
It's hard to credit even the opening of the story. SME's aren't hesitant:
mostly, they probably don't know about the Cybercrime Act, and they
certainly don't know whether it means anything to them.
My bet is that if an SME (lets pick off a definition, between 20 and 200
staff for eg) is aware of the legislation, they have a sort of dim
perception that it's something aimed at criminals. They certainly don't see
it as something they need to comply with.
They're fearful of the size of the bill, says Meta? They ain't even read the
bill. Get real: the corner store, or the Western Sydney manufacturer with
100 people do not read legislation for recreation.
(Yes, there are real issues. But skip SMEs: nobody, including those that
drafted the bill, has a clear understanding either of the implications of
the bill, nor of how to comply.)
Yesterday, Bernard posted a story about the relationship between analysts
and media ... they still seem quite cozy in Australia, unfortunately!
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> Comply with Cybercrime Act: Aust companies warned
> Australian SMEs are hesitant about complying with the new Cybercrimes
> Act due to fears over cost, according to Michael Warrilow, senior
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