A group of Internet service providers have formed a consortium focusing on security, the National Computer Security Association has announced.
Charter members of the Internet Service Providers Security Consortium (ISPSEC) include BBN Planet Corp. CompuServe, Digex, MCI, Sprint and UUNet Technologies, National Computer Security Association officials said.
ISPSEC aims to increase awareness of the risks associated with information processing over public and private networks, officials said. In addition, the consortium will focus on accelerating the growth of Internet services by building consumer trust through educational seminars.
The consortium will also provide a forum for discussion through Web site discussion groups and an information security update service, officials said.
For more information, visit the National Computer Security Association Web site at http://www.ncsa.com/.