“EU AND GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS” COURSE WEEK 6: A CYBERSECURITY READING OF THE GDPR

Today my lecture in the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course  will present a cybersecurity reading of the GDPR. After having learned about computer security technology and its principles, and having familiarized themselves with the most relevant EU cybersecurity legal sources, the students are now ready to bridge the connection with personal data protection! One of the aims of this course is to ...

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 4: Malicious software and denial-of-service attacks

In this week’s tutorial led by Fernando Silva, the LLM students enrolled in the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course will put their knowledge acquired during Monday’s lecture to the test!  Today’s interactive, problem-based learning assignment consists of carrying out a risk assessment for a fictional Dublin based software development company, located on the top floor of an office ...

Privacy “Nutrition Labels”, Transparency, and Data Protection as a Corporate Social Responsibility

Last week Apple announced an important strategic step forward in the protection of the privacy and data protection rights of its users by way of an enhanced privacy feature that it has called a "Privacy Nutrition label".  Using icons in combination with clear and simple language, the information provided by way of Apple’s pop-up "label" ...

Successful kick-off of the Data Protection as a Corporate Social Responsibility project

Yesterday, 6 February 2020, the Data Protection as a Corporate Social Responsibility project kick-off meeting was held within the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) within the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University.  The project aims to trigger virtuous data protection competition between companies by creating an environment that identifies and promotes data protection as ...

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 ...

Personal Data Protection as the New Competitive Edge: Generating Socially Responsible Corporate Behaviour

Last Friday I held my inaugural lecture as Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at the Faculty of Law - European Centre for Privacy & Cybersecurity at Maastricht University. During my lecture I introduced the research activities that I would like to further develop at Maastricht University in a multidisciplinary setting that includes ...

The New Frontier of Competition in the Digital Market: Personal Data Protection, My Lecture for the Maastricht University Star Lecture in Brussels

13 lectures in 13 different cities and 5 countries on the same day at the same time, the UM Star Lectures.  On 7 February 2019, I will lecture as part of this traditional series of lectures for alumni.  The event is organised to reach out to and inspire alumni, share academic insights, experiences and memories and to create ...

Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at Maastricht University Faculty of Law’s ECPC

I am honoured to announce my new role as extraordinary Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) within the Maastricht University Faculty of Law.