Grid Asset Management - An interview with EDP Distribuição

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 fined €50 million for first major violation of GDPR

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.

Top Cyber Security Breaches 2018

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.

EU negotiators agree on strengthening Europe's cybersecurity

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.