20 Feb 2020

The Triple Threat Of Terrorism In The U.K.: Will Emergency Legislation Work?

Sudesh Amman was convicted of stabbing a man and woman in broad daylight while counter-terrorism officers watched. The act of terrorism made Amman the second offender in the Uk to go on to commit a terrorist attack after being previously released from jail after serving a half-sentence. After the incident,

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17 Feb 2020

Brexit: France warns UK of bitter trade negotiation

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Britain to expect bitter trade negotiations following Britain’s exit from the European Union earlier this month. The Drian made it clear at a recent conference in Munich that Brussels would defend its best interests when talks over trade negotiations begin next month. He

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31 Jan 2020

Pompeo reassures Britain on US relations after Brexit

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reassured Britain that the US would continue and enhance their relationship with the UK once they depart from the European Union today. Pompeo also stated that the US’s discontent with the British decision to allow Huawei to operate its 5G network within the

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30 Jan 2020

European Parliament Overwhelmingly Approves Brexit Divorce Deal

On Wednesday, lawmakers in the European Parliament voted in support of Brexit, a deal in which the UK will leave the European Union. This means that the country will depart from the bloc on Friday, fulfilling the outcome of a 2016 vote on EU membership. When the European Council approves

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23 Jan 2020

Brexit Divorce Deal Clears U.K. Parliament

As of Wednesday evening, the Brexit deal has passed through the UK Parliament. This confirms that the UK will leave the European Union at the end of the month. The deal only requires the signature of the Queen to become British law, after passing through both chambers of the parliamentary

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19 Dec 2019

Europe is not done regulating Google and other US tech giants

After the EU imposed its largest fine ever on Google in 2018, which totaled $5 billion, the organization does not plan to stop cracking down on US tech giants in 2020. As the US edges closer to regulating its tech companies, lawmakers in DC clash with the likes of companies

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05 Nov 2019

Europol: Spear phishing the most prevalent cyber threat affecting orgs across the EU

A new report[pdf] by Europol identifies spear phishing, i.e. targeted phishing, as the top threat to organizations in European Union (EU) member states. According to the study, spear phishing is the most common attack vector used by cybercriminals to compromise organizations. Steven Wilson of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre added that

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01 Nov 2019

Why The EU Is About To Seize The Global Lead On Cybersecurity

In the past six months, the European Union (EU) has made significant strides toward manifesting itself as a global leader in terms of cybersecurity regulation, Global Cyber Risk CEO Jody Westby believes. Among the EU’s major accomplishments in this area are the establishment of cybersecurity requirements for critical infrastructure firms

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30 Oct 2019

Major vulnerability patched in the EU’s eIDAS authentication system

The European Union’s electronic IDentification, Authentication and trust Services (eIDAS) system that is used by EU member states, citizens and companies to manage electronic transactions and signatures, contained two major security vulnerabilities that could have allowed threat actors to impersonate EU citizens or firms in transactions. The flaws, which were 

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23 Oct 2019

Czech authorities dismantle alleged Russian cyber-espionage network

In late 2018, Czech law enforcement took down a Russian cyber espionage network set up by Russia’s intelligence agency (the FSB) and Russia’s embassy in Prague, the Czech government announced earlier this week. Russian spies had established a number of hardware and software firms in the country and used the

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