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  1. Legal news
    22 May 2019
    European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) publishes new standard on cybersecurity for consumer IoT

    Our Commercial team looks at the recently published European standard, which provides greater clarity over the level of cybersecurity expected in IoT products.

  2. Legal news
    07 May 2020
    Spike in cyber-crime activity sparks official warning to Pharma industry

    The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) along with the American Department of Homeland Security’s CISA have issued a specific warning to pharmaceutical companies, medical research organisations and universities.

  3. Legal news
    13 July 2020
    NIS Directive and the energy sector: a patchwork of national implementations

    Our team of subject matter experts look at the recent rise in cyber attacks in the energy sector and impact of the introduction of the NIS Directive on the sector as a whole.

  4. Legal news
    01 July 2019
    Cyber Insurance: Debunking the myths

    Whilst its relevance becomes more and more acute to the point where it is now seen as a business essential, for some reason Cyber insurance remains shrouded in mystery.

  5. Legal news
    25 April 2019
    European Union's new Cybersecurity act: what do you need to know?

    As internet-connected devices across Europe playing an increasingly important role in supporting day to day economic activity, EU parliament has recently passed a new Cybersecurity Act, ensuring cyber resilience of ...

  6. Legal news
    25 October 2019
    New IT security requirements for telecommunications services and networks in Germany

    On 16 October 2019, the German telecommunications regulator Bundesnetzagentur has published a new draft catalogue (PDF) with security requirements under Sections 109 and 109a TKG (“Catalogue”).

  7. Legal news
    29 January 2019
    New Spanish guide on the notification and management of cyber-incidents

    Spain goes one step further in network and information systems security by publishing a national guide on the notification and management of cyber-incidents - the first of its kind in Europe.

  8. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    As the implementation date of the NIS Directive approaches we ask: are Digital Service Providers (DSPs) aware of their compliance obligations?

    Bird & Bird's Simon Shooter and Esme Strathcole outline the latest developments around the implementation of the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, due to be implemented into UK law on May 9, 2018, and ...

  9. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    What exactly is a Digital Service Provider in the context of NIS Directive? Could you be a DSP and not know it?

    Bird & Bird's Simon Shooter and Esme Strathcole take a look at the definition of a Digital Service Provider (DSP) in the context of NISD and ask how a business might understand if it qualifies as a DSP.

  10. Legal news
    03 November 2016
    Hammond unveils the UK Government's £1.9bn National Cybersecurity Strategy

    On 1 November 2016, the Chancellor, Phil Hammond unveiled the UK Government's new National Cybersecurity Strategy.