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Looking to reduce GDPR liability, Facebook ports 1.5B non-US users to HQ

In an effort to reduce its liability under Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to take effect in May, Facebook has transferred responsibility for more than 1.5 billion users in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Top 6 steps for GDPR compliance

Effective 25 May, 2018, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, commonly called GDPR, will become not only the law of the land in Europe but across the globe.

FIC 2018: Defending France - 5 year plan to operate on a larger scale

Gérard Collomb Ministre de l'Intérieur de France: France is currently developing its five year strategy to fight cyber-crime on a large scale. The new ambition is to protect France. 800 extra police dedicated to cyber. Increased spend.

FIC 2018: Cooperation key to security Europe-wide

At the 10th Forum International de la Cybersecurite in Lille, France, this week the key themes were cooperation and resilience - with the former - pan-European, global, cross sector, public and private, to achieve the latter.

Why are cyber-criminals dumping Bitcoin?

Cyber-crime players are not stupid, which is probably why they are dumping Bitcoin and going with the smart(er) money...

Half of IT professionals question the safety of their personal data

IT decision makers across Europe are worried about how many organisations can access their personal data and have low levels of trust in the IT security capabilities of their industry peers.

PM May calls for European cyber-cooperation; Norway joins Nato CCD COE

At the Tallinn Digital Summit, UK Prime Minster Theresa May calls for greater global cooperation to tackle the growing threat of hostile cyber-activity; Norway announces it is joining Nato CCD COE

CYBERSEC 2016: Cyber-security in the heart of Europe [Video]

The challenges facing the central and eastern Europe (CEE) region are revealed in these three video interviews with speakers at CYBERSEC 2016 in Krakow, Poland last week.

Lithuania launches National Cyber-Security Centre as Eastern Europe ramps up cyber-defences

The Lithuanian government has officially launched the country's National Cyber-Security Centre (NKSC) amid increased efforts by Eastern European countries to protect themselves against potential cyber-attacks.

More cyber-crime but no one know the true cost, claims ENISA

An EU cyber-security body calls for harmonised method of determining losses from rampant cyber-crime, but struggles to even measure it

1.5m T-Mobile records likely exposed in Czech Republic

Customers are at risk of marketers using the data to approach them with unsolicited offers.

GozNym banking malware spotted in Europe

IBM's X-Force reported today the actors behind the hybrid GozNym banking trojan have released a new configuration that is targeting European banks.

Python malware slithers its way into European organisations

A strain of malicious code written entirely in Python, dubbed PWOBot, has been discovered infecting a number of organisations based in Europe, specifically in Poland.

Scammers exploit EU cookie law

European cookie law might sound delicious but it's being hijacked by cyber-criminals

Cyber London reveals second programme start-ups

The eight start-ups that are participating in Cyber London's second programme have been announced today at a private event in the Cyber London offices in West London.

ENISA puts smart devices and IoT on top of European security agenda

EU infosec body broadens remit with funding into car, healthcare and airport IT security research.

Pre-empt the regulations and safeguard your data NOW!

Take steps now to protect your data ahead of changes to the General Data Protection Regulations in Europe, says Andy Hardy.

EU relaxes Data Protection Regulation reform

Less stick more carrot: EU relaxation of Data Protection Regulation reform is a positive development, says James Henry.

Most European businesses don't trust cloud services

Recent research suggests European business are very concerned about the security and transparency of cloud services, which they blame for increased data breaches.

CosmicDuke malware may hit European governments

A complex variant of the MiniDuke malware - first seen almost 18 months ago and which targets NATO and other European government IT systems - has been spotted.

More Chinese army hackers hit European firms

European satellite and aerospace companies have been targeted by yet another Chinese military hacker group intent on stealing trade secrets, according to cyber security firm CrowdStrike.

'Molerats' attack European governments with spear-phishing

The Molerats cyber-criminal gang has returned and is targeting various European governments, a US financial institution and the BBC with readily available remote access Trojans (RATs).

100 hackers arrested over Blackshades Trojan

Law enforcement agencies in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia have been praised after they worked together to arrest almost 100 hackers - including 17 from the UK - allegedly associated with the Blackshades Remote Access Trojan.

EU approves data protection law but critics remain

The European Parliament approved a draft law on data protection on Wednesday, but the mooted changes are still to win universal approval from all in the infosec community.