In December 2020 the European Commission published a proposal to repeal the current NIS Directive (European Directive on Network and Information Systems) and to replace it with a new Directive: the so-called NIS-2 Directive. This post will give an update on the status of negotiations of NIS-2, and will outline the aspects we already know and don’t know about the upcoming Directive’s final form.
Ransomware – today’s universal cyberworry – is but one aspect of a crime: cyber extortion. Orange Cyberdefense provides some insights into this scourge, based on its ‘Security Navigator 2022’-report.
The Cyber Security Coalition and top cybersecurity trainer SANS Institute joined forces to provide specially needed insights and recommendations on successful cloud security, as well as how to handle cyber security in these times of war.
It is easy to drown in the sea of dire warnings about the danger of AI, in particular to our privacy. The main point is that AI in good trust is possible, but requires solid, long term and well-structured approaches. This session of the Privacy focus group offers some crucial insights and welcome examples.
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.