The European Union has set up a task force to explore what its 25 member states are doing in the area of combating cyber threats against the region's critical infrastructure. As part of the EU's Critical Information Infrastructure Research Coordination (CI2RCO) project, announced Friday, the task force aims to identify research groups and programs focused on IT security in critical infrastructures, such as telecommunications networks and power grids.
The Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) specification was released in April, and so far nearly 20 per cent of the top 500 Web sites are making use of it. But the rate of new adoptions is now moving glacially: about 1 per cent per month among leading sites.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Princeton University have opened investigations involving a Princeton admission official who improperly logged into a Web site for students applying to rival Yale University.
The 2001 Alberta Technology Report, released earlier this week found that the province faces ongoing problems relating to skill shortages and is in desperate need of an influx of venture capital dollars.