Cyber Security Institute

§ Current Worries

Top 3 Worries

  • Regulations
  • Old Firewall Configurations
  • Security Awareness

§ Listening

For the best information

  • The underground
  • Audible
  • Executive Excellence
  • Music (to keep me sane)

§ Watching

For early warnings

  • 150 Security Websites
  • AP Newsfeeds
  • Vendors

Thursday, February 07, 2013

BBC News - EU proposes new cybercrime reporting rules

Over 40,000 firms, including energy providers, banks and hospitals could be required to report cyber-break-ins under new rules proposed by the EU. The EU is keen that member states share information about attacks and shore up their cyber-defences. Under the proposals, each country would have to appoint a Computer Emergency Response Team and create an authority to whom companies would report breaches. These new bodies would decide whether to make the breaches public and whether to fine companies.

Announcing the changes, Ms Kroes said: “Europe needs resilient networks and systems and failing to act would would impose significant costs on consumers, businesses and society.”

According to the EU, only one in four European companies has a regularly-reviewed, formal ICT security policy.

A recent study by accountants PwC suggested that three quarters of UK small businesses, and 93% of large ones, had recently suffered a cybersecurity breach.

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21366366

Posted on 02/07
RegulationsPermalink