Tag Archives: cyber attacks

Cyber Security Takes Centre Stage in UK Government’s Strategy

The UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport recently released a statement on cyber security, in which it urged businesses to take better care to protect against cyber criminals. This statement follows publication of its Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016, which revealed that two-thirds of large businesses had suffered a cyber attack in the preceding … Continue Reading

The Network and Information Security Directive: Serious Cyber Attacks Will Require Notification

The Council of the European Union adopted the EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive (the ‘Directive’) 17 May, ready for final adoption by the European Parliament. The Directive, initially proposed in 2013, has been progressing through the EU legislative procedure for some time. As we reported in December last year, the Directive covers the … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity & Other Risks: OCC Outlines Key Examination Areas for 2016

As the technology world is on the upswing, organizations may be at an increased risk for data breaches and cybersecurity incidents. “The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency examiners will be using the agency’s new Cybersecurity Assessment Tool in conjunction with information security and operational risk supervisory activities to determine an institution’s ability to … Continue Reading

Tech giants caught between EU disagreements on scope of Proposed Network and Information Security Directive

U.S. tech giants, like Google and Facebook, found themselves caught between the European Parliament and the European Commission as disagreements continue as to whether Internet service providers should be included within the definition of ‘market operators’ in the Proposed Directive on Network and Information Security (IP/13/94) (the ‘Directive’). Currently, the EU Commission would like to … Continue Reading

UK offers improved cyber security training to boost procurement profession

On 23 June, the UK government introduced a new online cyber security training course designed to assist the procurement profession to stay safe online. After a recent government survey found that half of the worst breaches were caused by human error, the government aims to increase awareness and help organisations reduce risk. The course, freely … Continue Reading

Into the Future

The oracle of Silicon Valley, Mary Meeker – a partner at Kleiner Perkins – just published her highly anticipated 2015 Internet Trends Report.  Meeker’s report is the ultimate compilation of essential technology statistics, and is one of the most widely read and respected insights into the future of the Internet and technology trends. Encompassing everything … Continue Reading

One Step Closer to Defining ‘Reasonable’ Data Security Measures?

This post was also written by Frederick Lah. The concept of “reasonableness” is found throughout the law and tends to develop slowly through the common law in a variety of geographies and commercial contexts. This uneven and unpredictable development of case-by-case rulings ultimately provides resilient standards, but at a great interim cost of uncertainty and litigation. The … Continue Reading
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