What is it? The Network and Information Security directive or NIS for short is a measure being brought forward by the European Union to safeguard against attacks targeting critical infrastructure in essential services. The NIS came into effect on the 6th July 2016 and the deadline for complete implementation is on the 9th of May.
The US energy sector is almost wholly privately-owned, with over 8,000 power plants spread across the country. But in a decentralised market such as this, how is it kept secure? Well, the Department for Energy sets regulations and policy for the entire sector, and has 93,000 employees and an annual budget of almost $28bn. They
Unsurprisingly, top of ENISA’s list for 2017 is malware. Unchanged for the past year, the top three are: Malware Web based attacks Web application attacks Obviously, two major attacks dominated the media in 2017 – both using leaked NSA tools. The WannaCry and NotPetya attacks were among the most destructive ever seen, and hit indiscriminate
A new FireEye report shows IT teams in the APAC region lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to intrusion detection: median dwell time in APAC is 172 days. Their report, titled Cyber Evolution: En Route to Strengthening Resilience in Asia-Pacific, shows the average number of days between initial network breach and
OK, what’s gone on? Early on Tuesday, June 27, reports started coming in of a sustained cyber attack initially believed to be a state-sponsored attack on Ukraine, billed as a more sophisticated version of the WannaCry ransomware that wrought havoc across the world only last month. One of Ukraine’s deputy prime ministers tweeted a picture
Last week, President Donald Trump signed his much-leaked and heavily delayed executive order on cyber security. We take you through some key points, why they matter and how the new measures have gone down with industry, agencies and others. First up: More direct accountability for agency heads. The President will hold heads of executive departments
We took time out with Nicola Sotira, who looks after digital security at Gruppo Poste Italiane as well as heads up the Global Cyber Security Center. Read on to find out what he’s got to say after three decades in the industry. Nicola will be speaking at the ItaliaSec Summit, held in Rome on the
With the first in a series of speaker profiles ahead of the ItaliaSec Summit, we are delighted to present a short interview with Franco Cerutti, IT Operational Security Director at the Costa Group. The Costa Group is Europe’s largest cruise operator, with 26 ships at sea with capacity for 77,000 beds, and another seven ships commissioned
It’s that time of year again – the Internet is awash with rumours, predictions, talk and more. We don’t like feeling left out, so here are ours. Do you disagree? Let us know. IoT Security will become a real issue According to John Vladimir Slamecka, EMEA President, AT&T, IoT security will dominate the landscape, and
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the first publicly acknowledged cyberattack that took down portions of a state power grid, in a carefully planned, meticulously executed attack that has had serious repercussions on the cybersecurity industry.On December 23, 2015, around 225,000 customers of three electricity suppliers in western Ukraine were cut off from power.