“Easy privacy information via icons? Yes, you can!”: The European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) Data Protection Icons win transparency contest organized by the Italian Data Protection Authority

We are very pleased to announce that the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) is among the winners of the Italian Data Protection Authority’s “Easy privacy information via icons? Yes, you can!” data protection icons contest! Launched on 15 March 2021, the contest called upon members of the public to develop a set of icons which may be ...

“EU AND GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS” COURSE WEEK 7: The “Bigger Picture”

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Today marks the seventh and final lecture of the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course in the ECPC Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management! After today’s lecture, students will have acquired a solid understanding of the multifaceted EU data protection and cybersecurity landscape thanks to the lectures and tutorials on EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals led by myself and our other expert ...

IT’S TUTORIAL TIME! WEEK 6: A CYBERSECURITY READING OF THE GDPR

Thursday is problem-based learning tutorial day in the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course! Following Monday’s lecture in which the students of the Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management have been provided with a cybersecurity reading of the GDPR,  today’s tutorial will require them to discuss and prepare a presentation on the difference between two key concepts with respect to data protection and cybersecurity: anonymized ...

IT’S TUTORIAL TIME! WEEK 5: INTRUSION DETECTION, FIREWALLS, INTRUSION PREVENTION SYSTEMS AND THREAT INTELLIGENCE

It's Thursday and that means that it is tutorial time in the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course! This afternoon students will discuss the deployment of intrusion detection/prevention systems, firewalls, and threat intelligence, giving group presentations, first from the perspective of an attacker and then as a member of the organization, in a session led by Fernando ...

“EU AND GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS” COURSE WEEK 5: Intrusion detection, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems and threat intelligence

Intrusion detection, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and threat intelligence. These fundamental cybersecurity themes will be explored in detail this week with Fernando Silvia in the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course within the ECPC Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management! In this fifth week of the course, students will gain in-depth knowledge about intrusions, cyber trespass, building secure systems to prevent attacks, ...

It’s TUTORIAL TIME! Week 3: User authentication, access controls and database, data center and network security

It’s Thursday and that means it’s tutorial time again in the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) "EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals" course within the Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management! This afternoon, we will stimulate the students to operationalise the knowledge gained during Fernando Silva’s lecture on Monday with a case study and ...

“EU AND GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS” COURSE WEEK 3: Authentication, Access controls, Database, Data Center and Network Security

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It’s week 3 of the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course within the “Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management” LLM at the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC)! Today Fernando Silva will address Authentication, Access controls and Database, Data Center and Network Security. We’ll commence the lecture by taking a deep dive into authentication. Authentication ...

TODAY IS TUTORIAL TIME! TUTORIAL Week 2: “The Cybersecurity Legal Framework”

It’s tutorial time! Today the students of our EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals course in the ECPC Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management will be requested to discuss the EU Cybersecurity Strategy and the relevant legal framework, isolating the fundamental elements, policy objectives, scope and legal obligations for the relevant stakeholders.  The new EU Cybersecurity Strategy was presented on 16 December 2020 by the Commission ...

Launching the Data Protection as a Corporate Social Responsibility research project at ECPC

There’s no better day than today, European Data Protection Day, to announce the 6 February kickoff meeting of the Data Protection as a Corporate Social Responsibility Research Project that I am leading at the European Centre on Privacy & Cybersecurity (ECPC) at Maastricht University.  In our data-centric global economy businesses need to consider privacy and data protection as assets rather than simply ...

University of Maastricht’s European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity

In January of this year I became a Visiting Fellow at the University of Maastricht's European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity, a platform for research focused on legal issues related to personal data protection and cybersecurity. ECPC has a strong European and international outlook and brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers active in areas of ...