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Director’s Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) released an updated edition of its “Director’s Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight.” The Handbook is part of the NACD’s Director Handbook series, which reports and comments on widespread governance practices to help directors discharge their duties appropriately.

The 2017 edition improves on the previous version by clarifying several points for board directors to help them understand the strategic importance of cyber risks and the complexity of threats.

Italy's top bank targeted in cyber attacks

UniCredit, Italy's largest bank has been hit by major cyber attacks in the past 10 months in which data of 400,000 customers have been impacted.

No passwords were stolen in the attacks, which first occurred in September and October of 2016 and again in June and July of this year, but personal and banking details could have been accessed, UniCredit said in a statement, although none of the data accessed by the attackers allowed any financial transaction to be carried out.

NCSC to help public sector to improve basic cyber security

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is presenting 4 steps to improve basic cyber security across the public sector.

The measures are part of the Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme which aims to make infrastructure, products and services automatically safer and easier to use safely by organisations and individuals.

1. Blocking bad things from being accessed from government systems (Protected DNS)

The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) & ENTSO-E join forces against cyber attacks

The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop state of the art cyber security regulation, practices & standards for the electricity transmission system.

ENCS will provide its expertise with technical information and support on cybersecurity issues, while share insights into the European transmission system and the challenges faced by its operators.

Direktiva NIS za varnost omrežij in informacij – vodič in pogosta vprašanja

Direktiva za varnost omrežij in informacij (NIS – Network and Information Security) je poenotila uredbe o kibernetski varnosti na nivoju celotne Evropske Unije.
Veljati je začela avgusta 2016. Države članice imajo za izvajanje Direktive in vpeljevanje v nacionalno zakonodajo na voljo 21 mesecev in 5 dodatnih mesecev za identifikacijo administratorjev kritične infrastrukture.

Direktiva želi zagotoviti visoko raven varnosti omrežij in informacij v EU. Cilji Direktive so naslednji:

Cisco and IBM Join Cybersecurity Forces

IBM and Cisco are joining forces to tackle cybercrime. The two companies will collaborate across certain products and services, sharing their expertise on threat intelligence.

The goal of this collaborative effort is to increase interoperability in security tools. A recent Cisco survey of 3,000 chief security officers found that 65% of their organizations use between six and 50 different security products.