Norway blasted for lack of efforts against cyber attacks

Norwegian Office of the Auditor General (OAG) criticized the country’s police authority for the lack of efforts against cyber attacks, news agency NTB reported last night.

In its annual report for 2018, OAG considered the deficiencies they have found in the police to be “highly critical”.

“The police are not working systematically to plan and follow up information security, and the work is made difficult by complex organization and fragmented responsibilities,” the OAG wrote in the report.

According to OAG, the police have not secured critical ICT systems against intelligence gathering and digital attacks in accordance with the requirements of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act.

“If the police are affected by a serious computer attack, this can have consequences for life and health, the police’s operational ability and privacy,” said OAG.