Top Australian Cybercop Laments Slow Official Evidence Exchange; Don't Feel Ashamed Reporting Data Breaches
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 14/08/2012 17:31
Australia generally doesn't pursue obtaining evidence in cybercrime cases using mutual legal assistance treaties due to long lag times in receiving court-certified evidence.
It can take up to two years to receive evidence using a mutual legal assistance treaty, said Brad Marden, coordinator of cybercrime operations for the Australian Federal Police, at an IBM security event in Sydney on Tuesday. In the Australian legal system, police have just three months to present a brief to a court on someone who has been arrested.
Don't feel too ashamed to report data breaches: AFP
If businesses are putting in place the right security, they shouldn't feel ashamed about reporting their data breaches, according to Australian Federal Police (AFP) High Tech Crime Operations detective superintendent Brad Marden.
Speaking at IBM's Security Symposium in Sydney today, Marden said that it was still very early days yet, but the public was beginning to see that organisations, in many cases, aren't to blame for security breaches. Marden likened a breach to a home robbery, where if an organisation had taken the right steps to protect themselves, they shouldn't have an issue letting others know.