By Ellyne Phneah
Security spend on antivirus should not be limited in favor of more law enforcement due to difficulties keeping up with cybercriminals and the large amount of sensitive data, note security watchers, who advise a holistic allocation of resources to budget, international laws and education.
While detection and enforcement need to be "dramatically improved", cybercrime is often conducted in jurisdiction where timely extradition, trial and punishment in a cost-effective manner are difficult and, hence, ineffective as a deterrent, noted Mark Bower, vice president of Voltage Security.
The criminals know this and exploit the situation, operating at arm's length of the law, he added. As such, the public should not expect too much of governments regarding how fast they react to cybercrimes, how operations should be funded to detect and respond to such activities, and how law enforcement keep up with the innovation criminals have access to, Bower explained.
Source: ZD Net