Regulating Cybersecurity: The EDPS Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulating  Cybersecurity and the Creation of a High Common Standard for EUIs (European Union Institutions)

The Proposed European Commission Proposal for Cybersecurity Regulation lays down measures for a high common level of cybersecurity at the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union (EUIs). The Proposal constitutes one of the regulatory initiatives of the EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade from 16 December 2020. It will impact EUIs and […]

ENISA’s Cybersecurity Certification

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On 2nd–3rd June, ENISA held the 2022 edition of its Cybersecurity Certification Conference. The conference focused on the future of certification and how certification schemes will be developed and implemented as part of the EU’s certification approach. The ENISA Cybersecurity Certification Conference provided insightful presentations and panel discussions from cybersecurity experts, service providers, Conformity Assessment […]

What the Public Sector Cyber Security Baseline Standards Mean for your Organisation

The cyber-attack on the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) in 2021 brought cybersecurity into sharp focus, particularly for public service bodies (PSBs). If the likelihood of cyber incidents of this nature and impact seemed remote to many within the public sector prior to this attack, they were now fully aware of their vulnerability. The introduction […]

Analysing the human-factor-based aspects of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has been a topic of great interest over recent years, in the news, legal policies, and within research, while also gaining prominence in both our personal and professional lives. The financial sector is a critical industry in terms of cybersecurity due to the economic and reputational repercussions if attacked. The NIS Directive, an EU-wide […]

Protecting the water sector from cyber-security risks

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Water services are increasingly finding new pathways to reduce water insecurity, through technical and organisational innovations. ‘Smart city’ measures, such as interconnected sensor technologies, deployment of drones, and the collection of citizen-generated information on water anomalies can bolster our ability to prevent and respond to harms in the water network, for example, detect pollutants, leakages […]

Cybersecurity Risk and Data Protection Compliance

A recent article by Boston Consulting Group outlined how organisations should assess cybersecurity risks in order to target spending on the risks most likely to have a significant financial impact. It noted that cybersecurity attacks and cybersecurity spending are on the rise with the latter being driven by real and perceived risk, as well as […]

Setting new benchmarks for cybersecurity in the financial sector

We are living in the era of digitalization where digital applications across all business sectors are increasing. Unfortunately, cyber-attacks are alarmingly on the rise as well, which sets new challenges for the management of secure internal and external data flows. These are but some of the challenges that SOTER, the newly launched EU funded project, […]

Working together to design new technologies to fight crime and terrorism

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Organized crime and terrorist organisations are often at the forefront of technological innovation in planning, executing and concealing their criminal activities and the revenues stemming from them. Trilateral Research has worked in many projects aiming to develop solutions to tackle cybercrime, terrorist activities and understand their use or novel technologies. We would like now to […]