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.

The Cyber Range Platform and Training Environment – where IT specialists become highly-skilled, multi-disciplined cyber security professionals

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. Plenary Session

All 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 initiative.
Discussions will revolve around requirements elicitation for the innovative cyber range platform.

'Basic IT security' could have stopped NHS WannaCry hack

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.

New BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting services aim to help business towards GDPR

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.