Tag Archives: cyber security

EU Announces Plans for a Cyber-Security Bill

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. At an Information Security Conference on 4 November 2012, the EU Commissioner for a Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, revealed plans to introduce legislation involving the implementation of a high level of network and information security across the EU, effectively extending the obligations to adopt risk management measures to … Continue Reading

New UK Cyber-security Initiative to Assist Organisations facing Cyber Threats

CESG, the Information Assurance arm of UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), in collaboration with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), has launched a new initiative called ‘Cyber Incident Response’. The scheme will offer organisations facing cyber threats the opportunity to contact companies certified to respond effectively to the consequences of cyber-attacks. The … Continue Reading

ENISA find deficiencies in cyber incident reporting

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has published a report on ‘Cyber Incident Reporting in the EU’, and has found that many incidents remain undetected or unreported. As a result, the lack of transparency and information on data security breaches makes it difficult for policy makers to understand the overall impact, and to … Continue Reading

Electric Grid Cyber Threat Concerns Raised Last Week During an Intense Push for General Cybersecurity Legislation

This post was also written by Amy Mushahwar. Since three cyber security bills passed the House in April (H.R.2096, H.R.3523, and H.R.3834), all eyes have been on Washington for cyber security developments in the Senate. This past week there were several. The week began with a hearing on Tuesday, July 17, by the U.S. Senate … 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