April 16, 2020

Setting up a national DDoS clearing house

Increasing the Netherlands’ DDoS resilience together, part II of III Last week, we spoke about the Dutch Anti-DDoS Coalition, how it came about and its goal of realising a cooperative DDoS mitigation strategy by using a combination of five instruments. This week, we’ll take a closer look at one of...

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April 9, 2020

Increasing the Netherlands’ DDoS resilience together

First lessons learned from setting up a national anti-DDoS initiative, part I of III The Dutch Anti-DDoS Coalition is a national consortium of seventeen organisations from various sectors (e.g. ISPs, banks, government agencies and law enforcement) committed to fighting DDoS attacks together. In this series of three blogs, we’ll first...

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April 4, 2020

Online User Tracking in Extreme Right and Left-Leaning Websites

In the era of mass Web monitoring, users are being tracked and their behavioral data collected and used, typically for ad-targeting purposes. The tracking happens when users visit a publisher (first-party) to consume content (e.g., news, video, music, etc.), but it is performed by third-party entities such as online trackers,...

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April 2, 2020

Can we trust Huawei? The need for Open Networking!

Nowadays we read in the media discussions whether or not to trust Huawei for our new 5G network. But isn’t this discussion focusing on the wrong question? Instead of questioning whether we can trust companies like Huawei, should we discuss whether we can trust 1) nation states, and 2) “boxes”...

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March 20, 2020

Stay secure during Home Office

Almost overnight, most companies had to severely limit physical access to their offices all over Europe. As more and more employees start working from home, connecting to their company network infrastructure, security becomes an immediate concern. Keeping IT systems up and running has never been more important than in this...

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March 12, 2020

Data as an Enabler

Main Priority Recently, Commissioner Breton stated the following: ‘As a European Commissioner, the question I've been probably asked the most in the last few weeks is: what is your priority? Is it 5G? Is it artificial intelligence? Is it industry? Services? Audiovisual? Tourism? Space? Defence? Obviously, all these topics are...

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February 27, 2020

Let’s talk about Education in cyber

Be part of the European Education Ecosystem for Cybersecurity. Are you a professional providing cybersecurity related services, a Chief Technology Officer, an HR representative, a mid-manager, or a cybersecurity professional working in a company? Get involved in shaping the certification framework for cybersecurity skills and in developing relevant courses for...

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February 13, 2020

CONCORDIA visiting patients at Smart Home

Are our homes becoming smart homes in the near future? Are hospitals and patient care moving to our homes soon? Innovation means different things to different people, depending on the context in which it is being reviewed. This blog reviews the emerging concept for new values for cybersecurity in Europe...

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February 6, 2020

“Cyber Threat Intelligence”: what should I share?

Try to look for it; it is not going to be easy. Searching a good definition of “Cyber Threat Intelligence” (CTI) is one of those activities that can easily go on for hours without obtaining a fully satisfying result. This holds true not just for single experts and academic researchers,...

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January 30, 2020

Security Playbook Automation through CONCORDIA

The ability to quickly identify and understand the nature of cyber threats as they emerge, but also acting with agility in applying effective cyber controls to prevent and respond to continuously evolving cyberattacks is of undeniable importance. As the typical time an attacker needs from the initial compromise to complete...

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