Blog Posts Tagged with "European Union"

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European Commission supports research on Cyber security

November 28, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Cyber security is considered a primary target for every governments, the increase of cyber criminal activities, state-sponsored operations and the rise of hacktivism requires the use of additional resources to counteract these phenomena...

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EU Weighs in on Face Recognition Applications

July 29, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Face recognition in online applications is particularly problematic as personal data is sometimes used out of context by employers and law enforcement. Therefore, European privacy officials’ opinion recommending various practices for these applications could not have come at a better time...

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Coders Rights at Risk in the European Parliament

July 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

By identifying and disclosing vulnerabilities, coders are able to improve security for every user who depends on information systems for their daily life and work. Yet recently, European Parliament debated legislation that threatens to create legal woes for researchers who expose security flaws...

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EU-US Workshop on Cyber Security of ICS and Smart Grids

July 12, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

ICS and the smart grids are two of these priority areas identified by the EU-US WG. In the last decade, these systems have been facing a notable number of incidents, including the manifestation of Stuxnet which raised a lot of concerns and discussions among all the actors involved in the field...

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ENISA: Getting Ready for Cyber Europe 2012

June 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Cyber Europe 2012 is the 2nd pan-European exercise on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection. It ties together the extensive activities in the EU, at both national and European level, to improve the resilience of critical information infrastructures. The exercise will take place in the autumn...

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ENISA: Cybersecurity Exercises Enhance Cooperation

June 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) organized two small-scale cyber security exercises on 30th May and 6th June. The exercises were held to familiarize participants with cross-border cooperation procedures and mechanisms for dealing with large-scale cyber crises in Europe...

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EU-US Cybersecurity Awareness Meeting in Brussels

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The event is organized by the European Commission in co-operation with ENISA and the US Department of Homeland Security. The objective of the event is to bring intermediaries together in order to establish a reinforcing momentum in awareness raising and dissemination effort on topics pertaining to information security...

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ENISA Seeks Experts for Permanent Stakeholders Group

April 26, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The PSG will be composed of 30 leading experts in network and information security, and should represent the information and communications industry, consumer and user organizations, as well as academic and research institutions. Submit applications by April 30, 2012...

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European Union Set to Establish Cybercrime Center

April 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The European center will warn of major cybercrime threats and weaknesses in online defenses. It will identify organized cyber-criminal networks and will provide operational support in concrete investigations and provide forensic assistance...

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EU: Possession of Hacking Tools to Become a Criminal Offense

April 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Cyber attacks on IT systems would become a criminal offense punishable by at least two years in prison throughout the EU under a draft law backed by the Civil Liberties Committee. Possessing or distributing hacking software and tools would also be an offense...

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ENISA: Security Through a Public-Private Partnership

March 28, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Cooperation in the form of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) has evolved in many Member States. The European Commission has proposed concrete policy and regulations for improving the security and resilience of public telecommunications...

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EFF to European Parliament: Protect Coders’ Rights

March 05, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF asked Parliament to protect the rights of researchers and whistleblowers. In the course of fixing a problem they could inadvertently violate laws and by reporting a vulnerability researchers could risk exposure to a lawsuit or criminal investigation...

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New EU Data Regulations – What Companies Need to Consider

February 23, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

EU Data Protection Authorities will apply these rules even if this information is processed outside of Europe, it’s not clear today whether these new rules will have an impact on the existing Safe Harbor regulations – something to watch out for in the consultation period...

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We Have Every Right to be Furious about ACTA

February 13, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

While ACTA was only negotiated between a few countries, it has global consequences. First because it will create new rules for the Internet, and second because its standards will be applied to other countries through the U.S.’s annual Special 301 process...

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Insecurity by Way of Compliance

February 08, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

The US leads in data security breaches while the EU leads in data security. The EU has strong, uniform data security regulation, whereas the US has a quilt-work of hundreds of security directives where each agency has it’s own system for data security compliance...

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Dutch Council on Int'l Affairs' Advice on Digital Warfare

January 22, 2012 Added by:Matthijs R. Koot

In December 2011 the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs published an advisory entitled "Digitale Oorlogsvoering" (English: "Digital Warfare") intended for the Dutch government. Below is my translation of the conclusions and recommendations of the advisory...

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