Australia’s low adoption rate of effective security filters amongst ISPs is making it a soft target for ecommerce abuse, according to one industry figure.
John Debrincat, managing director of ebusiness solution provider eCorner, says that ISPs must shoulder some of the responsibility for Australia’s vulnerability.
“The lack of high-quality spam and phishing filtering in Australia is one of the major inhibitors to successful ecommerce adoption in this country,” Debrincat claims.
“It’s leaving ISPs and their customers exposed to risk of existing and emerging messaging threats.”
Debrincat is calling for a greater pool of information that smaller ISPs can access in regards to security threats.
“Local ISPs need access to a global pool of data to protect their customer base and their businesses from existing and new classes of messaging threats,” he says.