Tag Archives: cyberattack

Practical Cybersecurity Guidance from TheCityUK and Marsh

TheCityUK and Marsh have jointly published a report urging UK financial and related professional services sectors to step up their efforts to address cyber risk. The report (headed “Cyber and the City”) suggests that cybersecurity is still not being given the priority it deserves, particularly given the substantial disruption, costs and reputational damage that can … Continue Reading

European Union harmonizes the approach to sentencing cybercriminals

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. In early July, the European Parliament adopted a new directive harmonizing the criminal laws relating to cyberattacks (Directive). It will replace the current nonbinding agreement between EU countries from 2005 (Framework Decision 2005/222/JHA). The Directive aims to harmonise the approach to cybercrime, by requiring all Member States to … Continue Reading

ENISA Cybersecurity Annual Report

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, issued its Annual Incidents Report 2012. The report has been issued under Article 13a of the Common Regulatory Framework Directive (1009/140/EC) for electronic communications networks and services. The report highlights that 18 European Union countries reported 79 significant incidents during 2012. Only 9 countries reported … Continue Reading

UK Court of Appeal upholds two-year sentence for cybercriminal

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. The UK Court of Appeal, R v Martin [2013] EWCA Crim 1420, dismissed an appeal against a two-year prison sentence for various cybercrimes by the appellant, Lewys Martin. Martin previously pleaded guilty to various breaches of the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Martin was then convicted and sentenced to … Continue Reading

FCC Seeks Comments on a Cybersecurity Roadmap

This post was also written by Chris Cwalina and Amy Mushahwar. Securing information technology infrastructure has become a prominent focus of the Obama administration and the subject of several bills percolating on Capitol Hill. In step with these efforts, on Monday, August 9, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) requested public comment on its proposal to … Continue Reading