Cybersecurity

23-03-2021

Council adopts cybersecurity strategy conclusions

The Council of the European Union (EU), currently chaired by Portugal, on Monday (22 March) adopted conclusions on the EU cybersecurity strategy, particularly about fifth-generation mobile networks (5G), aimed at protecting against cyber threats.
Europe's East 23-02-2021

Ukraine accuses Russian networks of new massive cyber attacks

Ukraine on Monday (22 February) accused unnamed Russian internet networks of massive attacks on Ukrainian security and defence websites, but gave no details of any damage done or say who it believed was behind the assault.
Russia continues to be the 'primary threat' to the EU in cyberspace, presenting intensifying dangers in terms of online espionage, cyberattacks, and also a likely turn to deepfake technology in the near future, a new report from the Estonian intelligence services says.
18-02-2021

Estonian Intelligence: Russians will develop deepfake threats

Russia continues to be the 'primary threat' to the EU in cyberspace, presenting intensifying dangers in terms of online espionage, cyberattacks, and also a likely turn to deepfake technology in the near future, a new report from the Estonian intelligence services says.
OpinionStakeholder Opinion
04-02-2021

Without the Right Partnerships, EU Legislation is Dead on Arrival

Despite major progress towards new mandatory frameworks aimed at tackling sustainability and ethical issues in supply chains coming into Europe, the EU’s ambitious legislation will see little impact if not backed up by deep and long-lasting partnerships with producing countries....
Global Europe 12-01-2021

FBI probes Russian-linked postcard sent to FireEye CEO

The FBI is investigating a mysterious postcard sent to the home of cybersecurity firm FireEye’s chief executive days after it found initial evidence of a suspected Russian hacking operation on dozens of US government agencies and private American companies.
China 06-01-2021

Trump bars US transactions with eight Chinese apps including Alipay

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (5 January) signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, the White House said, escalating tensions with Beijing two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
EU-China 05-01-2021

Ericsson worried about Chinese retaliation after Huawei ban

The head of Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson, Bjorn Ekholm, is worried about Chinese reprisals after Sweden banned Huawei from taking part in the rollout of 5G networks, he said Monday (4 January).
Global Europe 29-12-2020

Moscow expands list of German officials banned from Russia

Moscow on Tuesday (29 December) expanded a list of German officials who are banned from entering Russia in response to EU sanctions that the bloc imposed over Russian cyber-attacks on the German parliament.
Global Europe 23-12-2020

Trump must blame Russia for cyber-attack on US, Biden says

President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday (22 December) he had seen no evidence that a massive cyber-attack against the United States is under control and warned that the breach will not go unanswered once he takes office on 20 January.
16-12-2020

‘We are a prime target,’ Schinas says, as Commission strives to bolster cyber resilience

The EU has been identified as a "prime target" by malicious global cyber attackers and the bloc needs to reinforce its capabilities to defend itself amid this new threat landscape, the European Commission has said.
Global Europe 14-12-2020

Suspected Russian hackers spied on US Treasury emails

Hackers believed to be working for Russia have been monitoring internal email traffic at the US Treasury and Commerce departments, according to people familiar with the matter.
10-12-2020

Bucharest to host EU’s new cybersecurity centre

Bucharest was selected by EU governments on Wednesday (9 December) to host the EU's new cyber-centre, beating six other candidate cities. It will be the first EU agency based in Romania.
10-12-2020

Vaccine documents hacked at EU medicines agency

Two pharmaceutical companies in line for first conditional approval for their Covid-19 vaccine by the EU's medicine regulator said Wednesday (9 December) their documents were "unlawfully accessed" during a cyberattack on a European Medicines Agency server.
09-12-2020

Leading US cybersecurity firm hacked, likely by a government

FireEye, one of the largest cybersecurity companies in the United States, said that it had been hacked, likely by a government, and that an arsenal of hacking tools used to test the defenses of its clients had been stolen.
OpinionPromoted content
08-12-2020

To Ensure a Green Future, We Need Big Data and Smart Mobility

The European Green Deal has set the EU on a course to become the first climate-neutral region on the planet which will position it as a global leader in sustainability and the green economy. The EU’s quest to become climate-neutral will require innovative new technologies, and sustainable manufacturing processes that support them. Investment in environmentally friendly technologies will be critical as today’s technology companies search for solutions to our society’s problems. A focus on smart mobility, technology, big data and big society will lay the foundations for a climate-neutral future.
The European Commission will attempt to bolster the bloc's cybersecurity rules as part of an upcoming review of the network and information security (NIS) directive, it has been revealed.
04-12-2020

Commission reveals details on bolstered cybersecurity rules

The European Commission will attempt to bolster the bloc's cybersecurity rules as part of an upcoming review of the network and information security (NIS) directive, it has been revealed.
Spain has begun jockeying for its candidacy to host the new European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre (ECCC), noting that the country's track record in 5G is one reason why it should be considered a frontrunner.
19-11-2020

5G security a priority in our EU cyber centre bid, Spain says

Spain has begun jockeying for its candidacy to host the new European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre (ECCC), noting that the country’s track record in 5G and connectivity as reasons why it should be considered a frontrunner. A...
Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki has been attempting to make the case for his country to host the new European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Center (ECCC), in a letter sent to EU leaders seen by EURACTIV.
18-11-2020

Poland makes case for new EU cyber centre seat

Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki has been attempting to make the case for his country to host the new European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Center (ECCC), in a letter sent to EU leaders seen by EURACTIV. In 2018, the...
Connected devices in use across the EU should be subject to new cybersecurity standards throughout a product's "entire life cycle," draft Council Conclusions on the subject obtained by EURACTIV say.
05-11-2020

German EU presidency pushes for cybersecurity ‘by design’ in connected devices

Laptops, smart phones and other connected devices in Europe should be subject to new cybersecurity standards throughout the "entire life cycle" of products, according to draft EU Council conclusions on the subject, obtained by EURACTIV.
12-10-2020

‘Five Eyes’ alliance demands ways to access encrypted apps

The "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance demanded Sunday that tech companies insert "backdoors" in encrypted apps to allow law enforcement agencies the access they say they need to police online criminality.
OpinionPromoted content
07-10-2020

The importance of collaborative partnerships in achieving responsible minerals supply chains

In 2016, as the EU responsible minerals regulation was being finalised, the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) was established. It is a not-for-profit public-private partnership bringing governments, supply chains actors as well as civil society together to accompany the EU Regulation.
Global Europe 14-08-2020

NSA, FBI expose Russian intelligence hacking tool

The US National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have exposed a sophisticated Russian hacking tool, they said on Thursday (13 August) in a rare public report offering new insight on Russia’s arsenal of digital weapons.
05-08-2020

Suspected Russian hackers stole contents of ex-UK trade minister’s email account

Suspected state-backed Russian hackers are believed to have stolen the entire contents of a personal email account used by former British trade minister Liam Fox as part of an attempt to sway the 2019 UK election, two sources told Reuters.
Politics 24-07-2020

Commission presents security strategy to tackle Europe’s evolving threat landscape

Better cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure, doubling down on tackling terrorism and organized crime, and preparing the bloc for emerging threats in “real and digital” environments, dominated the European Commission’s new EU Security Union strategy, presented on Friday (24 July)....

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