Cyber Solidarity Act to Help Build “European cyber shield”
A new EU Cyber Solidarity Act has been proposed by the European Commission with an aim to raise awareness of and help detect cybersecurity threats. The proposal is also intended to increase the cybersecurity preparedness of what the Commission terms “critical entities”.
TBD holds its 6th Cyber Security Ecosystem Development Summit
The 6th Cyber Security Ecosystem Development Summit, organised by the Informatics Association of Turkiye (TBD) was successfully held on 14-15 March 2023, at the Information Technologies and Communications Authority headquarters in Ankara, Turkiye.
German government proposes rights to access to more data for research
Recently, the German government submitted a proposal to the European Council in which an explicit right to access data for research of substantial public interest would be possible. This right would allow researchers to request access to data from companies, e.g. production data, sensor data, among others, some of which could be deemed ‘trade secrets’.
CCS joins CybARverse project
The Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) is participating in the new Erasmus+ KA2 project #CybARverse. The project supports IT as well as non-IT teachers’ and trainers’ digital skills development, through the use of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.
Dansk IT launches new tool for security awareness
The Danish Computer Society Dansk IT has created the digital tool ‘HackerStop’, which is designed to ensure online safety at the digital workplace. HackerStop is a security monitoring platform, where organisations can register to measure the level of IT-security awareness of their staff.
Join CyberSec4Europe summit event 1-2/12
The CyberSec4Europe project has announced the agenda for its two-day Summit event, Momentum!, on 1 and 2 December at the Representation of the State of Hessen in Brussels.
European Commission announces new GDPR certification
The European Commission has announced the launch of ‘Europrivacy’ – the first certification mechanism that demonstrates compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Europrivacy certification will specifically help data controllers and data processors certify that their processes are valid in all member states. Find out more on the Commission’s website.
GDPR Multistakeholder expert group meeting – 18 October in Brussels
The Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations (CEDPO) will host a webinar on the EU Data and Data Governance Act on 18 October.
Open letter against planned EU chat control
Legislation is being worked on that would require online service providers to automatically and indiscriminately monitor digital communications and data for potential child sexual exploitation material and automatically report suspicious users to law enforcement authorities. CEPIS proposes that, instead of relying on a technical solution that would enable surveillance on a massive scale, the European Commission should focus on measures such as prevention and victim protection.
New ENISA framework creates common cybersecurity skills recognition
A European Cybersecurity Skills Framework (ECSF) has been published by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA). It aims to create a common understanding of the relevant roles and facilitate cybersecurity skills recognition. It will also function as a support to design cybersecurity-related training programs.