[ISN] Novell Sponsors UK Internet Computer Crime Report

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Date: Wed May 12 1999 - 01:39:21 PDT

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    Novell Sponsors UK Internet Computer Crime Report
    By Sylvia Dennis, Newsbytes.
    Novell's [NASDAQ:NOVL] UK operation has entered into a major sponsorship
    arrangement with the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) for the
    publication of NCIS's Trawler Report, a strategic criminal assessment on
    Internet and computer crime. Plans call for the report to be published in
    mid-June.The NCIS is an offshoot of the British government and the UK
    police authority, and was originally set up to offer high technology and
    other leading edge advice to the various arms of police forces across the
    The NCIS is now at the forefront of the fight against serious and
    organized crime in the UK and throughout the world. Developing
    intelligence on serious criminality, NCIS works with law enforcement
    agencies, governments, and other relevant agencies, both nationally and
    Normally, its activities are shrouded in secrecy. However, the sponsorship
    agreement, set up between Mark Steele, head of corporate communications at
    NCIS, and Martin Smith, Novell's licensing manager for the Europe, Middle
    East & Africa regions, will allow for the publication of an unclassified
    version of the report, in addition to the restricted document aimed at law
    enforcement practitioners. 
    Smith said that the public interest in this field of criminality is
    "The report will give an eye-opening account of how new technology is
    being abused for criminal ends and will stimulate debate about the ways in
    which such activity may be eliminated or contained," he said. 
    Novell's Web site is at http://www.novell.com/uk . 
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