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Late yesterday (7 December) the EU institutions reached a deal on the Network and Information Security Directive. The Directive will introduce new cyber security requirements for providers of key infrastructure, and oblige them to report details of cyber attacks to the authorities.  The deadline for bringing the new rules into force will be in Q3 2017. Businesses which fall within the Directive’s definition of “digital service providers” – including online market places, cloud computing and search engines – will also be subject to security and breach notification requirements. The final text of the Directive is still awaited. Datonomy will provide further analysis once the text becomes available. What’s new? On 7 December, after many months of trilogue negotiations, the EU institutions reached a compromise on the text of the NISD. The European Commission issued this press release and the Council of the European Union followed suit swiftly with this … Continue Reading ››
The latest round up of legal and regulatory developments and other news on cybersecurity from the Datonomy blogging team at Olswang LLP. UK policy and regulatory developments
  • Election special: It will be interesting to see what the new Conservative Government means for cybersecurity. The Conservative manifesto pledged to continue investment in cyber defence capabilities and improve response to cyber crime with reforms to police training (including the use of volunteer  “Cyber Specials”).  Datonomy will be looking out for new policy announcements - the state opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech will be on 27 May.  In terms of ministerial appointments which may have a bearing on cyber policy, these include: Matt Hancock, who has replaced Francis Maude as Minister for the Cabinet Office, Oliver Letwin who is in overall charge of the Cabinet Office and Sajid Javid, the new  Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.
  • On 7 May the … Continue Reading ››
The latest round up of legal and regulatory developments and other news on cybersecurity from the Datonomy blogging team at Olswang LLP. UK policy and regulatory developments
  • According to SC Magazine, the Bank of England has approved its first commercial provider of CBEST threat intelligence and penetration testing (read more from Datonomy about the financial sector CBEST programme here).  The company now approved to assess financial sector companies’ preparedness for a cyber attack is BAE Systems.
EU policy and regulatory developments
  • Network and Information Security Directive (NISD):  as we reported in last week’s update, the next trilogue meeting on the draft Directive was reportedly taking place on 30 April.  As yet we have been unable to find any progress reports in the public domain, other than a headline on the EU Issues Tracker Service (subscription required) indicating that the Council’s permanent representatives are due to receive a debrief today, 5 May, indicating … Continue Reading ››