India pushes for storage of private data using technology built for anonymity (Global Voices) As VPNs and blockchain-based services are often designed to assure user anonymity and privacy, this direction might force many service providers to shut down operations in India.
Enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence: 22 countries sign new Protocol to Cybercrime Convention (Council of Europe) The Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), aimed at enhancing co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence has been opened for signature at a conference organised under the Italian Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.
EU lands new law to fight off hackers in critical sectors (POLITICO) Rules for industries and governments aim to prevent all-out cyber breakdown.
Council and EU Parliament reach an agreement on the NIS 2 Directive (EU Cyber Direct) On 13 May 2022,the Council and the European Parliament agreed on the Directive on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union (NIS 2 Directive), which adapts the previous NIS Directive to current needs.
EU lawmakers reach agreement on stronger cyber rules for critical sectors (The Record by Recorded Future) The revised directive — called NIS2 — would replace the first EU-wide law on cybersecurity that was set in 2016.
EU governments, lawmakers agree on tougher cyber security rules for key sectors (iTnews) Critical infrastructure under a spotlight.
White House joins OpenSSF and the Linux Foundation in securing open-source software (ZDNet) Open-source software supply chain security is now a vital issue of national security.
U.S. House Lawmakers Search for Open Source Security Fixes (GovTech) Open source vulnerabilities are everyone’s problem, and, with memories of Log4Shell still fresh (and cleanup still underway), House lawmakers are asking how and where the federal government can help.
Agencies Advance on Biden's 2021 Zero Trust Order (Virtualization Review) One year in, a new survey-based report indicates civilian and federal agencies are making progress on President Joe Biden's 2021 executive order to improve the nation's cybersecurity.
US cyber boss wants software patches to be like car recalls (Register) Adds infosec regulation coming to more industries but with a light touch, more collaboration
US surveillance of Americans must stop (The Hill) In 2021 the FBI conducted up to 3.4 million warrantless searches seeking Americans’ phone calls, emails, and text messages.
New social media, electronics policies likely on the way for Marines(Marine Corps Times) The Marine Corps is about to release a document codifying “information” as a warfighting function.
Assemblyman Cusick takes steps against growing cyber attack risk to power grid (silive) Power grids around the country remain vulnerable to cyber attacks, but the New York Assembly passed legislation Wednesday that would take steps to protect the state’s energy supply.
DCSA Investigators Are Heading Back to the Field for Subject Interviews (ClearanceJobs) Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) are headed back in the direction of 'normal' for background investigators.
U.S. issues charges in first criminal cryptocurrency sanctions case (Washington Post) Federal judge finds U.S. sanctions laws apply to $10 million in Bitcoin sent by American citizen to a country blacklisted by Washington