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2019/07/24The “Mole” from the Power Grid (by Yugo Neumorni, Cybersecurity Council Chairman, European CIO Association)

When the financial institutions were defeated by the cyber-attacks in the early years of the 21st century the industrial sector was not so much concerned. It was obvious that the cybercriminals were looking for money and credit cards details, and they had little or no interest in the operational field of heavy industry. Why would a…

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2019/05/07An overview of the European Union’s current strategies, policies and concepts on cyber (by Caitríona Heinl, EXEDEC)

The first EU-Singapore Security Think Tank Dialogue was held in Singapore at the end of January at the initiative of the EU Delegation to Singapore in order to promote greater EU-Singapore political and security cooperation [1]. Three policy areas were chosen for discussion, namely maritime security, cybersecurity, and counter-terrorism. While cyber-related questions also cut across maritime…

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2019/05/07Is the Human Resources Department in the Blind Spot of Cybersecurity? (by Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, Secretary to the FIC Advisory Board)

From FIC 2019[i] to PWC[ii] and Kaspersky[iii] —to mention only the most recent sources— it is now widely acknowledged that the techno-centric approach to cybersecurity has had its day. According to Deloitte[iv], 63% of security incidents within a company are linked to a malicious action or to an error made by an employee. It is therefore…

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2019/04/08Attack on the domain name system: the priority is to protect your access

Last weekend, the media has widely communicated on the consequences of an unprecedented attack that targeted the domain names. Indeed, during the night of 22-23 February ICANN reported the large-scale attacks on the domain names: it is DNS hijacking. These attacks consist in “replacing the authorized servers addresses with addresses of machines controlled by the…

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