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.
On 10 December 2018, the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission approved the Cybersecurity Act which reinforces the mandate of the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, (European Union Agency for Network and Information and Security, ENISA) to better support Member States in tackling cybersecurity threats and attacks.
The Act also sets up an EU framework for cybersecurity certification, boosting the cybersecurity of online services and consumer devices.
The world is more digitally connected than ever. Technology is changing and improving our lives. But we face new challenges. Cybercrime is a major obstacle in our path to a networked society with huge costs to the economy and society.
All CYBERWISER.eu partners coordinated by ATOS will convene for a two-day plenary session in Madrid next october (3rd and 4th) to define next 6 months strategy of the CYBERWISER.eu initiative.
Discussions will revolve around requirements elicitation for the innovative cyber range platform.
The National Audit Office (NAO) has led an investigation into NHS response to the WannaCry hack in May this year, which was the most widespread to hit the healthcare service.
According to investigation the the attack led to disruption in at least 34% of trusts in England although the Department and NHS England do not know the full extent of the disruption.
GDPR will enter into force on May 2018. The new regulation demands major changes to the ways organisations may collect, use, and store PII about customers and employees and could have a major effect upon the their business.
During the BlackBerry Security Summit in London, the company has announced the introduction of cyber security consulting services to guide organisations through GDPR compliance: the services will help organisations to understand how to manage company data, how GDPR applies to their data, and how to achieve a competitive readiness posture.