Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive

Last month, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a response to the government’s call for views and evidence on the draft EU Directive on Network and Information Security (NIS Directive). The ICO’s criticism stemmed from its experience with mandatory data breach notifications from the telecoms sector and included suggestions for modifying the proposed NIS Directive.

The European Network and Information Security Agency (“ENISA”) has published its first independent overview of how the cyberthreat landscape has evolved over the past few years. The report identifies the most common and dangerous cyberthreats, the methods used by malicious users and potential avoidance measures for web users. ENISA’s findings have ramifications from both an

On Monday, 11 February, Greg Clark, Financial Secretary to the UK Treasury, announced in the House of Commons that the Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) will head up a new government benchmarking scheme regarding cybersecurity for the UK financial services sector.

The financial sector is coming under increased scrutiny in recent months with the European Central

On 7 February, the European Commission published an EU Cyber Security Strategy encompassing a proposed Directive on Network and Information Security. The aim of the Strategy and Directive is to ensure a secure and trustworthy digital environment while promoting and protecting fundamental rights, including data protection, democracy and the rule of law. The proposed NIS