The Proposal for a Regulation on Cybersecurity Requirements, recently published by the European Commission, significantly raises the profile of software vulnerabilities and processes for dealing with them after a product is delivered. The Regulation on Digital Resilience in the Financial Sector (DORA), proposed in 2020 and likely to become law shortly, does require organisations to […]
Month: September 2022
Future of Cyber Risk podcast
A few weeks ago I was invited to contribute to Team Cymru’s Future of Cyber Risk podcast. As I hope is apparent from the resulting recording, it was a fun conversation about working with regulators and how apparently different risks often turn out to be the same after all.
The latest draft part of the ICOs guidance on data protection technologies covers Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs). This is a useful return to a topic covered in a very early factsheet, informed both by technical developments and a better understanding of how technologies can (and cannot) contribute to data protection. Perhaps the most important message […]
Do Display Names Matter?
Display Names are often how we are represented online. Michael might choose to appear as “MusicFan”, “Mikey”, “Florence” or “Andrew”. Does that establish a good tone for discussion? Or does it risk misleading readers, perhaps making them act on the basis of a mistaken identity? Platforms that use display names can and, I think, should […]
Sophos have recently released a tool that uses Machine Learning to propose simple rules that can be used to identify malware. The output from YaraML has many potential uses, but here I’m considering it as an example of how automation might help end devices identify hostile files in storage (a use-case described by Sophos) and […]