The Dutch Online Trust Coalition on the EUCS
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The Dutch Online Trust Coalition on the EUCS

The OTC (Online Trust Coalition) in the Netherlands, a Private-Public partnership of 24 organizations in the Netherlands, have recently expressed their concerns in a recent letter to the EU commission, to ENISA and the EP, about the EUCS, the European Cyber Security scheme for Cloud.

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Cyber industrial safety
The French food giant Avril victim of a cyberattack
24 November 2021

The French food giant Avril victim of a cyberattack

On 3 November 2021, the Avril group, victim of a cyberattack, decided to cut its IT network, causing a slowdown of its activity
Thales strengthens its cooperation with Microsoft Azure
25 October 2021

Thales strengthens its cooperation with Microsoft Azure

Thales strengthens its cooperation with Microsoft Azure and joins MISA
Airbus CyberSecurity and Alstom signed a partnership
25 October 2021

Airbus CyberSecurity and Alstom signed a partnership

Airbus CyberSecurity and Alstom signed a partnership to strengthen rail transport cybersecurity
Nozomi Networks’ survey
25 October 2021

Nozomi Networks’ survey

OT/ICS cybersecurity threats are on the rise, according to a survey by Nozomi Networks
SCADAfence & Keysight Technologies
22 October 2021

SCADAfence & Keysight Technologies

SCADAfence partners with Keysight Technologies to improve the security of industrial OT networks
“The question is no longer whether we can fall but how to overcome such an event”
28 June 2021

“The question is no longer whether we can fall but how to overcome such an event”

Thierry Trouvé, CEO of GRTgaz describes the initiatives that the French gas transport system operator is putting in place to protect its industrial systems (OTs) from the main risks it faces, ...
Homeland security and defense
Splinternet: the inexorable dislocation of the Internet?
12 January 2022

Splinternet: the inexorable dislocation of the Internet?

The Splinternet—a contraction of “split” and “Internet”—corresponds to the Balkanisation of the network of networks under the effect of technological and political ...
Russia and the informational approach
29 December 2021

Russia and the informational approach

In recent years, Russia has been in the news for the various information operations it has carried out—with varying degrees of success and discretion—to influence the population, as it did ...
Civil war in Saudi cyberspace?
21 December 2021

Civil war in Saudi cyberspace?

The confrontation in Saudi Arabia between “the Bees” and “the Flies” was popularised by the documentary “The Dissident”[1]. This struggle between a civil ...
Washington and London use cyber deterrence. When digital warfare changes scale
21 December 2021

Washington and London use cyber deterrence. When digital warfare changes scale

Can the grammar of nuclear weapons be duplicated in cyberspace? No, say French experts. Deciphering of the latest strong message sent by the Americans and their allies to the whole world.
VKontakte comes under Kremlin control
16 December 2021

VKontakte comes under Kremlin control

Gazprom, the Russian state oil and gas giant, has become a majority shareholder in VKontakte, Russia’s leading social network, bringing it de facto under government control.
Apple’s complaint against NSO Group (Pegasus)
7 December 2021

Apple’s complaint against NSO Group (Pegasus)

The Israeli company NSO Group, publisher of the Pegasus spyware that has recently been blacklisted by the Biden administration, is targeted by a complaint from Apple.
Cybercrime
Cryptocurrency: a $200 million heist
16 December 2021

Cryptocurrency: a $200 million heist

Cryptocurrency marketplace BitMart suffered a security breach, which allowed hackers to steal $200 million from it.
How the FIN7 cyber gang is recruiting new talent
24 November 2021

How the FIN7 cyber gang is recruiting new talent

The FIN7 cyber gang poses as a cybersecurity company to recruit new hackers
Swiss tax returns available on the darknet
24 November 2021

Swiss tax returns available on the darknet

Sensitive tax documents of Swiss citizens and companies were discovered on the darknet on 8 November 2021, presumably after the ransomware hack of a trust company in the Schwyz and Zurich cantons
The French food giant Avril victim of a cyberattack
24 November 2021

The French food giant Avril victim of a cyberattack

On 3 November 2021, the Avril group, victim of a cyberattack, decided to cut its IT network, causing a slowdown of its activity
Microsoft presented its ‘Zero Trust’ strategy and cybersecurity report
2 November 2021

Microsoft presented its ‘Zero Trust’ strategy and cybersecurity report

Microsoft France detailed its ‘Zero Trust’ strategy and its report on the latest cybersecurity trends
Iran: a cyberattack paralysed fuel distribution
2 November 2021

Iran: a cyberattack paralysed fuel distribution

In Iran, a cyberattack caused the breakdown of the entire fuel distribution system
Cyber risks
How can we mitigate cryptocurrency risks with a data-driven compliance strategy?
6 January 2022

How can we mitigate cryptocurrency risks with a data-driven compliance strategy?

In 2021, some financial institutions and large companies started adopting cryptocurrencies. This is particularly the case in the US, where the example of Tesla comes to mind. However, this ...
Preparing to manage a cyber crisis and communicate
16 December 2021

Preparing to manage a cyber crisis and communicate

The multiplicity of cyberattacks, their protean impacts on the activity of structures, and the increased use of teleworking have led to a real consideration of the cyber issue by private companies ...
Maturity indicators: what framework is needed for their use?
7 December 2021

Maturity indicators: what framework is needed for their use?

How can we assess an organisation’s preparedness to cyber risks? This question has become crucial in our digital society. To try to answer it, indices such as the National Cyber Power Index and ...
Cyber insurance: a game where information must be shared
25 November 2021

Cyber insurance: a game where information must be shared

The measurement of cyber risk is currently imprecise due to the fragmentation of information, which prevents the creation of robust financial dykes.
FBI mail server hacked by ethical hacker
24 November 2021

FBI mail server hacked by ethical hacker

An ethical hacker (“white hat”) used an FBI server to send thousands of fake emails to expose a vulnerability
DNS security, key to Internet resilience?
16 November 2021

DNS security, key to Internet resilience?

Unknown to the general public and not always well protected by companies, the Domain Name System (DNS) is nevertheless a critical asset of their information system. Poorly secured, it can become a ...
Operational security
Security breaches: Joe Biden’s ultimatum to federal agencies
24 November 2021

Security breaches: Joe Biden’s ultimatum to federal agencies

U.S. President Joe Biden and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) give U.S. federal agencies six months to fix their security flaws
Data erasure: a resilient process
22 November 2021

Data erasure: a resilient process

While antivirus software has become a commonly used protection tool, the sanitization of end-of-life hardware and data is not yet a widespread practice among businesses and individuals. However, ...
Bitdefender and SFR detail their partnership
2 November 2021

Bitdefender and SFR detail their partnership

SFR has partnered with Bitdefender to deploy ‘SFR Cybersecurité’, an advanced security solution for its business and residential customers
Thales strengthens its cooperation with Microsoft Azure
25 October 2021

Thales strengthens its cooperation with Microsoft Azure

Thales strengthens its cooperation with Microsoft Azure and joins MISA
Airbus CyberSecurity and Alstom signed a partnership
25 October 2021

Airbus CyberSecurity and Alstom signed a partnership

Airbus CyberSecurity and Alstom signed a partnership to strengthen rail transport cybersecurity
Nozomi Networks’ survey
25 October 2021

Nozomi Networks’ survey

OT/ICS cybersecurity threats are on the rise, according to a survey by Nozomi Networks
Antifraud action
Russian “fraud king” cybercriminal sentenced
24 November 2021

Russian “fraud king” cybercriminal sentenced

The U.S. justice system has sentenced Aleksandr Zhukov—a Russian cybercriminal and self-proclaimed “king of online ad fraud—,” to 10 years in prison
U.S. seeks to strengthen global cooperation against cybercrime
25 October 2021

U.S. seeks to strengthen global cooperation against cybercrime

On 13-14 October 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden convened a virtual summit with officials from about 30 countries to accelerate cooperation in the fight against cybercrime, including on the issue of ...
Crypto-assets – New technologies can help combat AML/CFT
27 July 2021

Crypto-assets – New technologies can help combat AML/CFT

While Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism international standards are in place, most jurisdictions have just begun to implement and enforce them. The supervision of ...
2020: A record year for data leaks
20 July 2021

2020: A record year for data leaks

Data leaks have taken off like never before in 2020. Such is the conclusion of the new Data Breach Barometer. This study has been unveiled during a thematic breakfast hosted by the International ...
The future of digital autonomy of the EU
16 July 2021

The future of digital autonomy of the EU

In the face of the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underlined how much, “as we recover and rebuild, digital technology will be more prominent and more important ...
Digital identity
Estonia supports UNHCR’s digital identity for refugees
16 December 2021

Estonia supports UNHCR’s digital identity for refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) detailed on 6 December 2021 how Estonia provided it with a digital identity specialist to accelerate its digital transformation.
UK to launch digital identity in April 2022
24 November 2021

UK to launch digital identity in April 2022

The UK government has said that the first version of its digital identity service—called One Login—is expected to go live in April 2022
Senator wants to control digital identity on social media
24 November 2021

Senator wants to control digital identity on social media

Senator proposes law to control digital identity of social media users
Monaco: a new digital identity document
25 October 2021

Monaco: a new digital identity document

Monaco: 70% of those who applied for a new identity document opted for the digital version
Doctolib, COVID vaccination appointment and GDRP
14 April 2021

Doctolib, COVID vaccination appointment and GDRP

According to the Council of State, the processing of appointments for the Covid 19 vaccination by the Doctolib website, although hosted by a subsidiary of an American company, is not contrary to the ...
Legal issues
Towards an international regulation of algorithms?
6 January 2022

Towards an international regulation of algorithms?

By disrupting organisations, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms have revealed previously unknown vulnerabilities. For this reason, there is a growing demand for a legislative framework governing ...
The Dutch Online Trust Coalition on the EUCS
21 December 2021

The Dutch Online Trust Coalition on the EUCS

The OTC (Online Trust Coalition) in the Netherlands, a Private-Public partnership of 24 organizations in the Netherlands, have recently expressed their concerns in a recent letter to the EU ...
[Budapest Convention] A second protocol to fight cybercrime
16 December 2021

[Budapest Convention] A second protocol to fight cybercrime

Almost 20 years to the day after the Budapest Convention was opened for signature, a second additional protocol was adopted on 17 November by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. ...
Act No. 2021-1485 to reduce the environmental footprint of the digital sector in France
16 December 2021

Act No. 2021-1485 to reduce the environmental footprint of the digital sector in France

The law is an illustration of the convergence between the digital transformation and the ecological transition. It is inspired by the information report drawn up by two senators, dated 24 June ...
UK to end default passwords
7 December 2021

UK to end default passwords

A government bill in the UK aims to make electronic devices more resilient to cyberattacks, including by banning default passwords.
Alert on the most sensitive ‘STAD’!
16 November 2021

Alert on the most sensitive ‘STAD’!

In 2007, the theme of the 1st FIC was premonitory: “Cybercrime: Crime of the 21st century.” Nearly 15 years later, the facts prove the simultaneous migration of delinquency and ...
Digital transition
Splinternet: the inexorable dislocation of the Internet?
12 January 2022

Splinternet: the inexorable dislocation of the Internet?

The Splinternet—a contraction of “split” and “Internet”—corresponds to the Balkanisation of the network of networks under the effect of technological and political ...
All about the metaverse
23 December 2021

All about the metaverse

If you don’t live on a deserted island without Internet, you have been exposed since this summer—certainly many times—to this new U.S. concept: the metaverse. But what exactly is it?
After Scaleway, Hosteur also leaves Gaia-X
16 December 2021

After Scaleway, Hosteur also leaves Gaia-X

The French cloud host Hosteur has decided to leave the European cloud project Gaia-X, believing its principles betrayed by the omnipresence of American and Chinese players.
Estonia supports UNHCR’s digital identity for refugees
16 December 2021

Estonia supports UNHCR’s digital identity for refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) detailed on 6 December 2021 how Estonia provided it with a digital identity specialist to accelerate its digital transformation.
Scaleway slams the door on Gaia-X
7 December 2021

Scaleway slams the door on Gaia-X

In the face of the omnipresence of the Gafa, Scaleway has announced that it is leaving Gaia-X, the European cloud infrastructure project.
Cybersecurity investment: can Europe catch up?
7 December 2021

Cybersecurity investment: can Europe catch up?

The available comparisons disqualify Europe. However, French experts remain hopeful that a national and European digital trust will emerge.

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