Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill given Royal Assent

New laws which gives the give the UK greater powers to crackdown on hostile state activity, have today received Royal Assent. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 also ensures sentencing for certain terrorism offences can properly reflect the severity of the Read More …

Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill passes into law

The Australian government has passed the controversial Access and Assistance Bill 2018 into law. Since it gives authorities the right to demand access to encrypted forms of communication and to slap companies that refuse to cooperate with fines up to $7.3 million, it prompted Read More …

Senators Push for Data Breach and Privacy Legislation Following Marriot Breach

U.S. Democrat Senators Mark Warne, Ed Markey, and Richard Blumenthal published statements asking for the passage of data security and consumer privacy legislation by the Congress following the Marriot International hotel chain breach. The Marriott hotel chain disclosed a huge Read More …

Ex spy bosses: Cyber-warfare needs rules of engagement

OpenWorld Former intelligence leaders have called for international terms of engagement in cyber warfare and greater collaboration between the public and private sectors to defend critical infrastructure. The comments came at a security-focused keynote at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld conference in Read More …

The Cybersecurity 202: The U.S. needs a law that requires companies to disclose data breaches quickly, cybersecurity experts say

A slight majority of digital security experts surveyed by The Cybersecurity 202 say the United States should follow in the European Union’s footsteps and pass a law that requires companies to disclose data breaches quickly. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation requires Read More …