The European Commission has launched a call to select the members of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG). The group is being formed in terms of the recently promulgated European Cybersecurity Act and will advise the Commission on strategic priorities and on the Union Rolling Work Programme on Certification.
The skills gap remains one of the biggest challenges for the cybersecurity industry.
A recent survey from Tripwire found that most organizations are experiencing more difficulty finding skilled cybersecurity professionals and that 85% of professionals currently have understaffed teams.
The European Commission has recently launched 4 new pilot projects with the aim to establish a European cybersecurity competence network.
Smart utilities are responsible for maintaining and replacing an increasing number of critical assets spread across thousands of kilometres of network. Making the right investment decisions has always been an enormous challenge but in the age of the smart grid, the stakes are higher than ever before. What's more, risk management needs to include cyber risks in a complex landscape and strict EU regulatory obligations.
Google has been fined almost €50 million ($57m) by French regulators for violating Europe’s strict data-privacy rules. The fine marks the first major penalty brought against a U.S. technology giant since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in May 2018. Under the regulation, users must be given a full, clear picture of the data collected, along with simple, specific tools for users to consent to having their personal information harnessed.
2018: Not the year for cybersecurity best practices
As 2018 shows, years of targeted hacks, epic heists, and run of the mill data breaches have not made organisations much wiser about the importance of strong cybersecurity.
In 2018, data breaches compromised the personal information of millions of people around the world.
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