On computer security day we pay tribute to Ada Lovelace, the forgotten mother of the computer. Often described as the first computer programmer — before computers were even invented — Ada was a real visionary. Imagine what she might have achieved had Babbage actually built his “computer” and she hadn’t died at the age of 36.
So, your company has decided to make ICT life easier by migrating to the cloud. Easy pie, just ring a reputable cloud provider? Unfortunately, there may be some data protection and privacy hurdles to jump, as we learned at the 2021 Belgian Cyber Security Convention.
The fast changing threat landscape is countered by an equally fast changing security. So what is today’s ‘state-of-the-art’ security technology, and what more can we expect? At the 2021 Belgian Cyber Security Convention, top companies drew a picture of today’s security ‘art’.
Cyber security remains an urgent and complex challenge for companies of all sizes. But how to instill this urgency in top-management and board levels, with appropriate information? Who better to answer this question than top-cyber security practitioners, at the 2021 Belgian Cyber Security Convention ?
The second webinar of the Privacy Focus Group on the subject of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) tackles a major challenge: how to reconcile the use of AI with the demands of GDPR, particularly regarding data protection? It is still very much unknown territory for developers, users and privacy protection officers. This webinar helps you find your way!
API’s (Application Programming Interfaces) are ubiquitous and used to interconnect all our popular web applications. Without API’s, applications cannot communicate and we would simply not be able to use the majority of the current cloud and web applications. But at the same time, because of these API’s, security threats are greater than ever. API attacks are different compared to traditional attacks: they target vulnerabilities in the business logic, and hackers exploit these zero-day vulnerabilities.
This webinar organized by the Privacy Focus Group in cooperation with KU Leuven helps you gain a much-needed insight in the hot topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It gives an overview of the different types of AI applications and points to the ethical and societal implications of the use of such applications. It is a splendid starting point to delve deeper into the fascinating world of AI.
During the last Privacy Focus Group meeting, the VBO-FEB explained the functioning and the advantages of the interactive DPO Connect platform which was set up by the Data Protection Authority (DPA) in collaboration with DPO-Pro and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) with the support of the European Commission.
During the first in-person meeting since the Corona pandemic broke out, the Privacy Focus Group engaged into a lively discussion on the effectiveness and strategic role of the DPO and addressed the question whether one single person can wear the hat of both CISO and DPO.
How do you develop cyber security awareness? The Cyber Security Coalition and the CCB created a training programme that you can apply in your own organisation.
Though still very much a work in progress, with no enforcement expected before 2024, organizations would do well to start evaluating the impact of the draft NIS.2 directive proposal on their current security posture. The presentation of Mr. Pieter Byttebier (Centre for Cyber Security Belgium) is a very good start for this exercise.
The GOVERN&LAW experts share the do's and don'ts when setting up a whistleblowing system in your organization and demonstrate how such an effective and robust system can help you self-detect incidents before they become scandals.