Cybersecurity: legislation is coming...
The European Union took a step closer to having specific cybersecurity legislation in March 2014 when the European Parliament voted through, with some amendments, the previously proposed draft ‘cybersecurity’ directive.
Cybersecurity is the melding of technologies, processes and practices that protect networks, computer equipment and data from unintended and unauthorised access.
A variety of industry bodies and specific legislation seek to place obligations on businesses (and the government) in relation to the security of their networks, systems and data. There has been a growing clamour for legislative guidance as to what levels of cybersecurity would be considered adequate to meet various regulatory and statutory obligations and how trust in IT security can be improved…
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