EU cyber resilience regulation could translate into millions in fines

The EU Commission’s Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) is intended to close the digital fragmentation problem surrounding devices and systems with network connections – from printers and routers to smart household appliances and industrial control systems. Industrial networks and critical infrastructures require special protection. According to the European Union, there is currently a ransomware attack every […]

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Google is calling EU cybersecurity founders

Google announced that the Google for Startups Growth Academy: Cybersecurity program now accepts applications from EU companies. The three-month program, announced last fall, will start in April and connect the finest of Google with the top European cybersecurity firms. From seed level to Series A, the chosen companies will participate in workshops led by a […]

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How companies time data leak disclosures

Every year the personal data of millions of people, such as passwords, credit card details, or health details, fall into the hands of unauthorized persons through hacking or data processing errors by companies. The consequences for those affected can be devastating, from financial losses to identity theft. To protect their customers, companies in many countries […]

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EU Council adopts the NIS2 directive

The European Council adopted legislation for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union, to further improve the resilience and incident response capacities of both the public and private sector and the EU as a whole. The new directive, called “NIS2“, will replace the current directive on security of network and information systems (the […]

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Updated TikTok Privacy Policy confirms that Chinese staff can access European users’ data

TikTok updated its privacy policy for European Economic Area (“EEA”) and confirmed that its Chinese staff can access their users’ data. The short-form video-sharing service TikTok updated its privacy policy for European Economic Area (“EEA”), the UK, and Switzerland and confirmed that its users’ data can be accessed by its personnel, including Chinese employees. European user data […]

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Fine-tuning Germany’s cybersecurity strategy

Recently, Eileen Walther, Northwave’s Country Manager for Germany and specialized in information security, was elected the new Vice President of the Cyber Security Council Germany (Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland). Before joining Northwave, she was head of the Dutch High Tech Crime Team and strategic advisor at the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA – Bundeskriminalambt). The Cyber […]

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