31 July 2013
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, believes that the £850M promised by the Government for tackling e-crime should be focused on basic education and training of the public as a whole and not simply on "developing and maintaining cutting edge capabilities". The move comes in light of the recent publication of the Home Affairs Committee report on e-crime.
The Institute, as part of Engineering the Future (EtF) alliance, gave evidence to the Home Affairs Committee on e-crime earlier this year.
In its evidence, the alliance, comprised of engineering institutions and professional bodies led by The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, called for a three-fold initiative to re-energise the UK approach to e-crime.
Professor Jim Norton, FREng FBCS FIET, who represented EtF at the witness session on of e-crime says of the report: “The report helps to highlight the need to implement a multi-faceted approach to tackling this issue and this includes education of the public.”
The EtF’s evidence recommended that focus should be on:
Background on Engineering the Future: Engineering the Future (EtF), is an alliance of the engineering institutions and professional bodies led by The Royal Academy of Engineering. It includes: Royal Academy of Engineering working together with Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
EtF was established as a way to provide high quality coordinated engineering advice and evidence to government. EtF undertakes a broad range of policy projects, submissions to consultations and calls for evidence and topic based events.
The key partners involved in leading this workstream were The IET and BCS.