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 ...

“EU AND GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS” COURSE Week 2: Cybersecurity Legal Framework

It's week 2 of the EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals course within the Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management LLM we created at ECPC! Today I will lecture on the EU cybersecurity legal framework live from Dakar, Senegal, where I am lecturing in the Data Protection Officer (DPO) Humanitarian Action Certificate course. Specifically, we will explore the intricacies of the European ...

Today is Tutorial time! Tutorial 1: “The concept of cybersecurity and an introduction to cryptographic tools”

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The students of our EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals course in the ECPC Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management will be confronted with a practical case which will require them to apply their knowledge of the fundamentals of cybersecurity and different types of threats and attacks, and propose measures to deal with them, with a specific focus on encryption. Our EU and ...

Kicking off the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course: The concept of cybersecurity and an introduction to cryptographic tools

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I am very pleased that today we will start teaching the EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals course within the Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management LLM we created at ECPC. Today we will kick off the course with Brian Honan, who will lecture on the concept of cybersecurity and provide an introduction to cryptographic tools. Having in place a meaningful and robust ...

I am running the TCS Amsterdam Marathon to raise funds for the children with rare diseases / Corro la TCS Amsterdam Marathon per raccogliere fondi per i bambini con malattie rare

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Tomorrow I am running the TCS Amsterdam Marathon to raise funds for  the volunteer organization Fiori di Campo and its Children with Rare Diseases Project. To run a marathon is about fighting against yourself and your weaknesses, it entails testing yourself physically and mentally, pushing forward when you think you can’t go on any longer. It ...

Data geopolitics: The UK is moving fast on data transfers with possible adequacy for the Dubai International Financial Centre

The United Kingdom (UK) is demonstrating its agility on data transfers after leaving the European Union (EU). Through its global data plans and new strategic alliances (i.e., adequacy procedures) the UK is moving ahead to reshape international data flows and the global digital economy. The United States, Australia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the Dubai International Finance Centre, ...

The future of EU-US data transfers

Last week I was interviewed by Laurie Clarke about the future of EU-US data transfers and what the US needs to do to make a new agreement a reality. Read “After a year of limbo a EU-US data privacy agreement still hangs in the balance” published in Tech Monitor, part of the New Statesman Media ...

The challenging job of Supervisory Authorities under the GDPR

How can the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) be effectively enforced so as to uphold fundamental rights and freedoms and at the same time, allow for the free flow of data within the Union? This is a question I have been pondering since well before Monday’s publication of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties’s (ICCL) 2021 report on the ...