Fergus Ewing named ‘cyber minister’ to tackle Scottish computer crime

Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing is to be responsible for the Scottish Government’s new plan to improve cyber security. The announcement came at the eCrime Scotland summit in Edinburgh. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill told delegates it was vital to tackle the problem, which is said to cost Scottish businesses an estimated £5 billion a year. A group set up to tackle crime against businesses said the Scottish Government action would help put the country at the “forefront in the fight to halt e-crime”…

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