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The SAINT project aims at tackling the issue of failures in cybersecurity through a multifaceted approach that goes beyond the sole technical standpoint. Building upon the valuable oucomes and research of previous projects, Saint combines these insights together to further advance into economic, behavioural, societal and institutional views with a view to pursue new methodologies to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness of cybersecurity.

DSM Cloud Stakeholder Meeting - Brussels - 12/12/2017

12/12/2017

The Digital Single Market (DSM) Cloud Stakeholder meeting is going to take place on the next 12th of December in Brussels. The meeting will gather the most prominent cloud experts and professionals. This is going to be the continuation of the work already started during the last Net Futures Conference on 29 june 2017.

Small businesses may consider themselves too little to appeal as an inviting target for cyber-attacks. They could not be more mistaken. Indeed, they face the same (if not greater) risk of being a victim of cyber-crime. Surprisingly, two out of three UK small firms suffered hacker’s attacks between 2014-2016 (as reported from Federation of Small Businesses).

Ransomware attacks have become an increasing trend worldwide over the past two years. Just six months ago, for example, a ransomware called "Wannacry" stormed the entire web wrecking most damages in Europe. The ways in which any individual can be affected by this kind of virus are multiple: through email attachments, malicious links, a compromised ad or an exploit kits. Exploit kits act as true Trojan horses by searching for any weakness or entry point in a computer (usually old or not updated software) to install the ransomware.

We live in an increasingly interconnected world of both citizens and public infrastructures with a growing associated risk of cyber-attacks. Robust protection is no longer just an option. Today, cyber-risk is one of the major concerns sitting at the top of the international agenda of any government, as hacker’s attacks or security breaches have the potential to jeopardize the global economy.

Numerous companies and organisations struggle when it comes to understanding how to deal with cybersecurity and data protection issues. However, the vast majority are aware that they have to put effective strategies in place to safeguard their business from cybercriminal attacks.

The amount of online services and the ensuing exchange of personal data are constantly on the rise, with present business models relying on cutting-edge IT services and connectivity to meet consumer demand. With connectivity comes potential threats from external sources.

Under Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), controllers must only appoint processors who can provide “sufficient guarantees” to meet the requirements of the GDPR. Processors must only act on the documented instructions of the controller and they can be held directly responsible for non-compliance with the GDPR obligations, or the instructions provided by the controller, and may be subject to administrative fines or other sanctions and liable to pay compensation to data subjects.

On 8 September 2017, the Council of the European Union reviewed the draft of the new e-Privacy Regulation (“EPR”) – previously published by the European Commission on 10 January 2017 -, which allows the use of first-party and third-party analytic cookies without express consent of the end-user.

The Internet landscape has significantly changed over the last few years impacting on how we communicate with each other and on our everyday lives. With more and more personal shared online and high-profile cyber security scandals hitting the headlines, companies and individuals need better guidelines on how to deal with cyber attacks which threaten data security. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looks to do address this need.

Today, the 25th of October 2017, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance and cyberwatching.eu organized the first SME workshop on cybersecurity research and innovation at ENISE, Spain’s most important event on cybersecurity. Aimed at ‘Bridging R&I with the business world’, the workshop was the first of 10 similar events that will take place across Europe until 2020.

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SerIoT project have launched a dedicated section on innovation at the SerIoT website. This section is providing an overview of SerIoT results and highlights.

Future Events

On Thursday April 15, 2021 at 14:00 CEST, CUREXPANACEAProTegoASCLEPIOS, and SPHINX projects are co-organizing the online workshop "Human-Centric Cyber Hygiene in Healthcare".

15/04/2021

he EnergyShield Consortium is preparing an online workshop to promote the EnergyShield project and engage different stakeholders in cross-domain topics.

15/04/2021