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Your chance to shape new cyber-security rules

Amid the noise about the introduction of data privacy reforms under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, less attention has been paid to the Network and Information Systems Directive . The NIS Directive calls on EU member states to introduce cyber-security requirements for “Operators of Essential Services” (OESs), with a less stringent set of obligations for certain groups of “Digital Services Providers” (DSPs).

Source: Your chance to shape new cyber-security rules

Russia-linked hackers targeted hotel guests across Europe

A cyber-spying group with suspected links to Russian military intelligence was probably behind a campaign targeting hotel guests in eight mostly European countries last month, researchers at security firm FireEye said on Friday.

Source: Russia-linked hackers targeted hotel guests across Europe: security firm

Preventing Data Loss When Employees Leave

According to Osterman Research’s “Best Practices for Protecting Your Data When Employees Leave Your Company”, 69 percent of organizations have experienced data loss from employee movements (departure, changing roles, re-location), and 50 percent of employees who left their jobs in the last 12 months kept confidential corporate data.

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Biometrics changing the way governments address data security, privacy

Accenture has published a new research report that finds that biometrics and advanced analytics are helping to revolutionize the way governments and public service agencies are addressing data security and privacy concerns.

Source: Biometrics changing the way governments address data security, privacy | BiometricUpdate

Blockchain’s brilliant approach to cybersecurity

Hackers can shut down entire networks, tamper with data, lure unwary users into cybertraps, steal and spoof identities, and carry out other devious attacks by leveraging centralized repositories and single points of failure.

Source: Blockchain’s brilliant approach to cybersecurity | VentureBeat | Security | by Ben Dickson, TechTalks

The Behavioral Economics of Why Executives Underinvest in Cybersecurity

The digital threat landscape changes constantly, and it’s very difficult to know the probability of any given attack succeeding — or how big the potential losses might be. Even the known costs, such as penalties for data breaches in highly regulated industries like health care, are a small piece of the ROI calculation. In the absence of good data, decision makers must use something less than perfect to weigh the options: their judgment.

Source: The Behavioral Economics of Why Executives Underinvest in Cybersecurity

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