The first edition of Olswang’s Cyber Alert, a regular round up of regulation, best practice and news from our international cyber breach and crisis management team has been published.
Please click here for a printable PDF version. In this first edition we cover:
- analysis of cyber breaches in the retail world and the impact of the Target data breach;
- updates on the latest security standards and benchmarks;
- the latest from the UK regulator on top security threats and how to avoid them; and
- progress of the controversial draft EU General Data Protection Regulation and the Network and Information Security Directive and regulatory updates from Asia and the US.
In the last few months we have seen news headlines ranging from the international operation against the GameOver Zeus botnet, to state-sponsored hacking, arrests over the BlackShades malware, and the release of the latest Information Security Breaches Survey, not to mention continued concern over the Heartbleed vulnerability, so there is much for businesses to consider. Click here for a summary of some of the latest headlines.
It is also worth mentioning the European Court of Justice’s Google Spainruling in May, which is arguably the most profound internet case of this decade and which continues to send shockwaves through the tech sector. Whilst Google Spain does not relate to cybersecurity specifically, it does establish that in some circumstances a non-European company is answerable to the European courts and accountable under European data protection laws, including the requirement for appropriate technical and organisational measures to be in place to protect personal data. Read Olswang’s analysis of Google Spain here.