INFORMATION technology and telecommunications companies should build security from hackers, virus spreaders and cyber-terrorists into the design of their networks from the outset, rather than tacking it on later as a result of painful experience, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has advised.

In a formal set of guidelines on the Security of Information Systems and Networks, the rich nation group has urged all users of information networks, including governments, businesses and individuals, to implement ...

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