cybersecurity

Commission proposes EU digital programme : European Commission

Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

European Commission

Published, 6 June 2018

The European Commission has proposed plans to set up a Digital Europe Programme.

The programme will receive €9.2 billion and will aim to strengthen digital transformation and tackle digital challenges in five main areas: supercomputers, AI, cybersecurity and trust, digital skills and use of digital technology across society and the economy.

 

Global business influencers 'overconfident' around cybercrime risks : Ipsos MORI

Global business influencers 'overconfident' around cybercrime risks

Ipsos MORI

Published, 22 May 2018

Ipsos MORI presents results from its Global Business Influencers survey which gained responses from senior executives from a number of companies in Europe, Asia and the United States.

The survey shows that cybersecurity is one of the leading challenges faced by businesses resulting in executives feeling concerned about data security threats. Although they have the concerns, the report shows that senior individuals are overconfident about their businesses’ capabilities and capacity to deal with the risks of cybercrime.

AIOTI responds to cyber proposal : Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation

AIOTI position on the EU Cybersecurity Act Proposal

Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation

Published, 16 May 2018

This report outlines the AIOTI's position on the EU Cybersecurity Act Proposal. It outlines the need for trust, transparency and openness and involvement from a range of stakeholders, including industry.

Managing cyber risks : Organization of American States

Managing National Cyber Risk

Organization of American States

Published, 17 May 2018

This white paper aims to support political leaders improve their use of the digital economy whilst minimising the risk of cyber threats. It provides governments with an understanding of cyber risks and how they can effectively assess and evaluate these threats.

Securing digital dividends : New America Cybersecurity Initiative

Securing digital dividends

New America Cybersecurity Initiative

Published, 23 April 2018

This New America Cybersecurity Initiative report makes a case for mainstreaming cybersecurity in international development.

This report suggests there is a need to support cybersecurity capacity building for aid recipients, carry out digital risk assessments for development projects, bring long-term cybersecurity expertise to donor institutions and more.

WannaCry cyber attack and the NHS : National Audit Office

Investigation: WannaCry cyber attack and the NHS

National Audit Office

Published, 24 April 2018

The National Audit Office releases an updated report on the reasons why NHS data were compromised by hackers through the WannaCry computer virus in May 2017. The investigation covers the period immediately before the attack and several months following.

The report highlights lessons learned from the incident including that relatively simple actions could have protected a number of computer systems and that response plans and communication plans should be put in place now to overcome the challenges faced by any future cyber breaches.

Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 : DCMS

Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018

DCMS

 Published, 25 April 2018

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport publishes a number of reports and infographics showing the number of cyber security breaches experienced by a variety of businesses and charities in 2017.

The findings of the survey and interviews underpinning the report state that as most businesses rely on online services, many have been subjected to a cyber attack in the last 12 months. The report outlines the costs of these breaches as well as some discussion about the training and awareness guidance organisations could better adopt to reduce their risk.

Data protection: toolkit for schools : Department of Education

Data protection: toolkit for schools

Department of Education

Published, 23 April 2018

The UK Department for Education publishes a set of guidelines for schools to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will begin to be enforced in May 2018.

The guidelines will help ensure that schools are ready to properly handle personal and sensitive data and quickly respond to cyber attacks.