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Six cyber security concerns from European cyber security professionals

The 2017 Black Hat Europe Attendee Survey reveals cyber security professionals’ concerns about the current European cyber security environment. These concerns highlight why the introduction of the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) in May 2018 is so vital to protecting the EU’s infrastructures from security breaches. Source: The 2017 Black Hat Europe Attendee … [Read more...]

How can you validate a vendor that claims to be ISO 27001 certified?

As the number of cyber attacks continues to grow, many companies are adding ISO 27001 certification as a requirement on their supplier set-up forms. This is a good idea, especially as the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) focuses on vendor management. If a vendor has an ISO 27001-compliant information security management system (ISMS) in place, this provides concrete evidence … [Read more...]

How ISO 27001 can help with your GDPR project

Coming into effect on 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will supersede all EU member states’ current national data protection laws, bringing a standardised approach to data protection throughout the EU. The Regulation also brings with it a new suite of enforcement powers for supervisory authorities throughout Europe to penalise companies that are found to be … [Read more...]

Finland adjusts its information security plans to prepare for compliance with the NIS Directive

On 19 December, the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communication submitted a proposal to parliament laying out amendments to the nation’s current cyber security legislation that may be necessary in order to comply with the upcoming EU Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive). The NIS Directive – what is expected? The NIS Directive will be transposed into law by … [Read more...]