CEO Pay Should Be Linked to Cyber Defenses, Say UK MPs

The report has emerged as a result of the inquiry into the October 2015 hack of mobile company TalkTalk.

By Steve Evans

MPs have recommended sweeping changes to the way the UK deals with cybercrime, from defenses to punishment.

Among the changes suggested in the Culture, Media and Sport select committee report are two-year custodial sentences for anyone convicted of cyber offences, fines for businesses that fail to adequately defend themselves from cyber-attacks, and CEO pay that is linked to the quality of the organization’s cyber defenses.

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