The Culture, Media and Sport Committee this week launched an inquiry into cyber security following the recent cyber-attack of TalkTalk’s website.
In particular, the Committee is interested to receive views in response to the following areas:
The nature of the cyber-attacks on TalkTalk’s website and TalkTalk’s response to the latest incident
The robustness of measures that telecoms and internet service providers are putting in place to maintain the security of their customers’ personal data and the level of investment being made to ensure their systems remain secure and anticipate future threats
The nature, role and importance of encryption in protecting personal data
The adequacy of the supervisory, regulatory and enforcement regimes currently in place to ensure companies are responding sufficiently to cyber-crime
The adequacy of the redress mechanisms and compensatory measures for consumers when security breaches occur and individuals’ personal data are compromised
Likely future trends in hacking, technology and security