Monthly Archives: December 2018

March deadline approaches in call for views on government cyber security skills stategy

The UK Government recently launched a Call for Views on its Initial National Cyber Security Skills Strategy. The closing date for stakeholder responses is 1 March 2019, with the final strategy document expected to be published late in 2019.

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Filed under Brexit, Cyber Security

Online advertisers face French data probe

Earlier this year, the French Competition Authority (“FCA“) published the results of its 2-year inquiry into the online advertising sector, identifying competition concerns in the sector. The inquiry concluded that two major global players hold “overwhelming” market power and generated … Continue reading

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Filed under Data Protection, Data subject rights, Marketing

New Mirai based malware variants – BrickerBot and a Bitcoin miner

The Mirai malware gained its infamy in October 2016 following its record breaking attack on systems operated by domain name system provider Dyn, using unsecured Internet of Things (“IoT“) enabled “smart” devices (such as CCTV recorders, webcams and routers). It … Continue reading

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Filed under Cyber Security, Data Protection, Uncategorized