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Now it’s getting serious: The first high profile cyberattack against a Local Public Administration in Germany

The first high profile cyberattack in 2021 against a Local Public Administration in Germany has now taken place. One of the affected systems is the social security payments system. The reaction was quite drastic and a state of emergency has been declared. You can read the story here. In the article it is mentioned what [...]

2021-07-15T12:18:22+00:00July 15th, 2021|Blog|

AI and Machine Learning for cybersecurity

The Center for Security and Emerging Technology has issued a new report, Machine Learning and Cybersecurity: Hype and Reality. In case you haven’t read the full report yet, Bruce Schneier sums it up quite well. What we would like to underline from our side and is confirmed also by the report is that AI in [...]

2021-06-24T09:10:06+00:00June 24th, 2021|Blog|

CS-AWARE – A European success story

Cyberwatching.eu, the European observatory of research and innovation in the field of cybersecurity and privacy, has featured CS-AWARE Corporation as a perfect example of a success story bringing European research to the market. Cyberwatching.eu is an initiative funded under the European Commission's H2020 programme, with the aim to make the Digital Single Market a safer [...]

2021-04-27T11:34:04+00:00April 27th, 2021|Blog|

The new cybersecurity strategy for Europe is here – and CS-AWARE is here to serve it!

Since publishing the first European cybersecurity strategy in 2013, the EU has been continuously creating and updating the building blocks for a collaborative European cybersecurity framework, most notably the network and information security (NIS) directive and the general data protection regulation (GDPR). In December 2020, the European Commission has pushed those efforts to the next [...]

2021-03-18T15:28:46+00:00March 18th, 2021|Blog|

What Is to Be Done? Burning questions of a hopefully cybersecure future in Europe

‘If we want a safer world for tomorrow, we have to act decidedly today and be ready to take some risks’ - Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union, My visit to Moscow and the future of EU-Russia relations Cybersecurity is not a luxury item in the agenda of only large enterprises and organisations. [...]

2021-03-11T12:59:55+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Blog|

The CS-AWARE spin out is here! Now starts the fun!

The final review of the CS-AWARE project took place on 25 November 2020. We weren’t able to meet face to face with consortium partners, the independent reviewers and our Project Officer. Our last “physical”, collocated meeting took place in Milano last February and few weeks later our interim review in Brussels. Then Corona and [...]

2021-02-16T19:51:11+00:00January 26th, 2021|Blog|

7 social media tips for local governments

In Italy, the average age of government employees is over 50 years old. While increasing in recent years, the adoption rate of social media among municipal employees has been slow.According to Hootsuite, there tend to be two types of social media accounts out there: soapboxes and dinner parties .The social media account used as a [...]

2021-02-16T19:51:11+00:00August 31st, 2020|Blog|

Social media in government is a revolution for many

On social media, people can engage directly with politicians, municipal officials, and even government agencies.We all know how important it is for governments not only to adapt to a rapidly changing world but also how to take advantage of these new forms of communication.In this post, we break down some of the benefits of using [...]

2021-02-16T19:51:11+00:00August 31st, 2020|Blog|

Cyber vs. Humans — round one

Iam tech by trade and in my heart. I spent my youth reading and writing low level code. Still, in the field of cyber security I have learned not to underestimate humans. :) This lesson was reinforced when I participated in two hackathons related to helping humans in the extraordinary times we live in. Here [...]

2021-02-16T19:51:11+00:00August 31st, 2020|Blog|

Shades of open source infosec tools

There are a lot of useful open source infosec tools for tasks like network administration, malware analysis, forensics and incident response. Sometimes analysis is done by dedicated cyber security analysts, but often one needs to use these tools only occasionally. How to serve occasional users whose profession is not cyber security per se, but who [...]

2021-02-16T19:51:11+00:00August 28th, 2020|Blog|
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