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.
The Top 10 Focus Points for Security in 2020 – Webinar 26 June 2020
26 juni 2020 – Cyber Security Coalition
As cloud services play an ever more integral role in core IT solutions, their security offerings grow equally in importance. Referencing to ‘top 10 focus points for security in 2020’, Esteban Hernández, specialist solutions architect for security and compliance at Amazon EMEA, provided very specific insights into the security services and provisions of AWS. In particular, he stressed the “democratization of security” through cloud services, as the advances made in solving security needs in all kinds of verticals generate enterprise grade security for all service customers, large and small. Indeed, today Amazon offers “230 security, compliance and governance services and key features.”
The presentation of Esteban Hernández takes you under the bonnet of AWS services, with clear examples how security is provided. It provides pointers how to make maximum use of available AWS data (e.g. logs), and how to avoid security weaknesses caused by inadequate access measures. He made clear how to protect data, by making use of storage policies and services, as well as solid encryption practices (including safe key management). Added to all this are possibilities of going for deep granularity, as well as taking measures at regional area level, or security group level.
A cloud journey presumes a growing understanding of both complexities and opportunities offered by those services. In his presentation, Esteban Hernandez combined both security advice and specific AWS service information, of use by both present and prospective users of these Amazon services, in particular for security practitioners.
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.