NCSC advocates Security by Design at Launch of Third Annual Review today in London

The National Cyber Security Centre (“NCSC“) emphasised the need for security by design at the launch of its Annual Review 2019 in London this morning. Many legacy systems are “accidentally insecure”, noted NCSC CEO Ciaran Martin, but now we can see the major trends developing and plan strategically. The Secure by Design Code of Conduct … Read more

EU Regulation on cyber security now in force

As we previously reported, the EU reached political agreement on the new EU Cybersecurity Act (the “Act“) in March 2019. The Act has now been published in the Official Journal and the majority of its provisions came into effect on 27 June 2019. Read more

US Senate confirms Permanent Ombudsman for the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement

On 20 June 2019, the US Senate confirmed Keith Krach as the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. As part of that role, Krach will serve as the permanent Ombudsman for the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. The EU-US Privacy Shield is a framework that regulates transatlantic exchanges of personal data … Read more

EU adopts new sanctions framework targeting external cyber attacks

On 17 May, the EU adopted legislation which will enable it to impose sanctions against persons and entities who engage in cyber-attacks against the EU and its member states. The sanctions will be designed β€œto deter and respond to cyber-attacks with a significant effect which constitute an external threat to the EU and its Member … Read more