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Posts Tagged ‘security’

Maritime security

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 3 ottobre 2022

What do Coast Guards do for maritime security in the EU waters? In this episode of Ocean, we’ll follow the COASTEX-22 joint exercise in Croatia, where vessels, helicopters, airplanes and a number of observers from European Coast Guard authorities test various coast guard functions. We’ll get close to the action, showing how national and European agencies (EMSA, EFCA and Frontex) work together when searching and rescuing people at sea, responding to oil spills and other environmental pollution, and fighting against illegal fishing and other threats in Europe’s waters. To find out more about European contribution to maritime security, we’ll visit the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) Maritime Support Services centre in Lisbon that coordinates the assistance in the event of an accident at sea — whether pollution or safety related.

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Commission acts for global food security and for supporting EU farmers and consumers

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 2 aprile 2022

The European Commission has presented a range of short-term and medium-term actions to enhance global food security and to support farmers and consumers in the EU in light of rising food prices and input costs, such as energy and fertilisers. The surge in global commodity prices, further accelerated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, highlights again the need for EU agriculture and food supply chains to become more resilient and sustainable, in line with the Farm to Fork strategy.The Commission is committed to taking all necessary measures to ensure that the EU, as a net food exporter and top agri-food producer, contributes to global food security, particularly in Ukraine, North Africa and the Middle East, which largely rely on imports of cereals, as well as in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The EU is a lead provider of humanitarian and development assistance on food and food systems.Food availability is currently not at stake in the EU, since the continent is largely self-sufficient for many agricultural products. However, our agricultural sector is a net importer of specific products, for example feed protein. This vulnerability, together with high input costs, such as fertilisers and fossil energy, is causing production challenges for farmers and risks driving up food prices.

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The new age of energy and security

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 29 marzo 2022

Energy and commodities lie at the dark heart of Vladimir ­Putin’s regime. Over the two decades of his rule, $4trn of oil and gas exports have paid for the tanks, guns and Grad missiles now killing ­Ukrainians. That is why the war adds urgency to the creation of an energy system which depends more on sun, wind and nuclear reactors than on derricks and rigs. As we show in this week’s issue, the new era will not end the curse of energy crises and autocrats. We have simulated spending on a basket of ten natural resources, including oil and coal, and the metals used in power generation and the electrification of industry and transport. As the world decarbonises, spending on this basket will fall from 5.8% of GDP to 3.4% by 2040. Yet over half of that will still go to ­autocracies. As Western firms stop producing oil because of greenery and costs, the market share of OPEC plus Russia will grow, giving them more clout. And the transition will give rise to new electrostates providing green metals such as copper and lithium, where production will still be dangerously concentrated. Building a cleaner and safer energy system is essential, but it is also an epic, risky and daunting task. Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-in-chief The Economist

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LIXIL entra nella “Water Security A List”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 gennaio 2022

Tokyo. LIXIL Corporation (“LIXIL”, codice TSE: 5938), produttore di sistemi pionieristici nei settori idrico e residenziale, è entrato nella prestigiosa “Water Security A List 2021” realizzata da CDP, l’organizzazione globale non-profit che gestisce la principale piattaforma mondiale per il monitoraggio delle performance aziendali e del loro impatto sull’ambiente nella lotta al cambiamento climatico.Con un’attenzione sempre più crescente per la divulgazione dei criteri ESG (acronimo di Environmental Social Governance), ogni anno CDP, in collaborazione con gli investitori istituzionali, raccoglie e analizza i dati forniti dalle aziende più importanti a livello mondiale sui rischi e le opportunità di business legati al cambiamento climatico, alle risorse idriche e alla conservazione delle foreste e pubblica i risultati. In particolare, CDP conduce indagini sulla gestione delle risorse idriche per valutare le attività delle aziende per la conservazione dell’acqua nelle loro attività economiche – sia produttive che servizi – così come le misure per affrontare i problemi sanitari globali. Quest’anno LIXIL è tra le 118 aziende mondiali (39 delle quali giapponesi) selezionate per la “Water Security A List 2021”.La “Environmental Vision 2050” di LIXIL è stata creata per raggiungere l’obiettivo “Zero Carbon and Circular Living” e ridurre al minimo l’impatto ambientale dei prodotti e delle operazioni del brand a livello globale, inclusa un’ampia gamma di azioni per la sostenibilità idrica. Inoltre, le attività intraprese con l’obiettivo di mitigare e adattarsi al cambiamento climatico hanno permesso a LIXIL di ottenere la valutazione di categoria “A” da parte di CDP.

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Corso formazione per tecnici di rete specializzati in Security Networking

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 novembre 2021

Le skill specifiche e specialistiche in un corso gratuito con tirocinio retribuito che formerà 12 tecnici in grado di sviluppare, gestire ed implementare le infrastrutture di rete, con competenze in materia di Cyber SecurityGuardando ai dati riportati in una recente ricerca di Labour Issues – Osservatorio Cida, in collaborazione con Adapt, a marzo 2020 la quota di lavoratori in smart working ha toccato quota 6.6 milioni, stabilizzandosi a 5.3 milioni nei mesi seguenti allo scoppio della pandemia. A fronte di questi numeri, Confindustria ha già annunciato che quella della forma ibrida di convivenza tra lavoro in presenza e lavoro da remoto, è una sfida da vincere per modernizzare il paese. Lo smartworking sta diventando per molte aziende, una scelta duratura a tutti gli effetti, che esula dall’emergenza sanitaria.Il sempre più repentino processo di digitalizzazione in corso, dovuto alla situazione pandemica, porta però con sé una “cyber pandemia” che vede un incremento di attacchi, minacce informatiche e ransomware, dovuti all’improvviso ricorso massivo a reti domestiche, device personali e piattaforme di collaborazione per il lavoro da remoto.Il tema della cybersecurity si conferma una priorità per qualsiasi organizzazione e lo provano i risultati dell’ultima ricerca dell’Osservatorio Cybersecurity & Data Protection della School of Management del Politecnico di Milano, secondo cui il 40% delle grandi imprese ha visto aumentare nel 2020 gli attacchi informatici rispetto all’anno precedente. Questa emergenza indotta, sta trainando la sempre più ampia richiesta di profili professionali con competenze nella cyber security, soprattutto focalizzate sulla prevenzione delle minacceViste le importanti opportunità occupazionali dovute al divario creatosi fra domanda e offerta di professionisti nel settore della sicurezza informatica, nell’ambito del bando Skill di Arpal Umbria, si è ritenuto necessario proporre un corso gratuito di specializzazione, con tirocinio retribuito in azienda, per diventare “Tecnico di Reti Informatiche specializzato in Security Networking”.Il corso, rivolto a uomini e donne disoccupate, iscritti ad uno dei Centro per l’Impiego dell’Umbria, formerà 12 tecnici che si occuperanno di progettare, gestire, implementare, aggiornare e sviluppare le infrastrutture di rete, locali e geografiche, assicurando livelli di servizio definiti ed ottimizzando le performance rispetto alle caratteristiche del sistema informativo aziendale. Il tecnico professionista si occuperà di installazione e configurazione di componenti hardware e software, abilitazione di utenti, diagnosi e risoluzione di problemi ed errori, operando nel rispetto ed in applicazione delle policy di qualità e sicurezza, con competenze specifiche e specialistiche sugli applicativi funzionanti con tecnologie di virtualizzazione o tramite cloud computing e sull’integrazione tra informatica e sistemi di telecomunicazioni ed in materia di Cyber Security.Per candidarsi è necessario essere in possesso del Diploma di Scuola Secondaria di Secondo Grado, preferenzialmente riferito ad Istituti Tecnici. Il corso promosso da Giove In.Formatica in collaborazione con l’Associazione Informatici Professionisti AIP/ITCS, Confassociazioni/Confederazione Associazioni Professionali e il Network Training Center, avrà durata di 350 ore di formazione teorico/pratica in aula, seguita da un tirocinio curriculare di 480 ore (4 mesi), con il riconoscimento di un’indennità mensile di 600 euro se il tirocinio è svolto in Umbria, di 800 euro nel caso di tirocinio se svolto fuori regione.Le iscrizioni al corso gratuito professionalizzante con tirocinio retribuito, per “Tecnico di Reti Informatiche specializzato in Security Networking”, restano aperte fino al prossimo 30 novembre. Per maggiori informazioni ed iscrizioni http://www.gioveinformatica.it/2021/10/28/nuovo-corso-skills-sistemista-iscrizioni-aperte/

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Corso formazione per tecnici di rete specializzati in Security Networking

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 novembre 2021

Le skill specifiche e specialistiche in un corso gratuito con tirocinio retribuito che formerà 12 tecnici in grado di sviluppare, gestire ed implementare le infrastrutture di rete, con competenze in materia di Cyber SecurityGuardando ai dati riportati in una recente ricerca di Labour Issues – Osservatorio Cida, in collaborazione con Adapt, a marzo 2020 la quota di lavoratori in smart working ha toccato quota 6.6 milioni, stabilizzandosi a 5.3 milioni nei mesi seguenti allo scoppio della pandemia. A fronte di questi numeri, Confindustria ha già annunciato che quella della forma ibrida di convivenza tra lavoro in presenza e lavoro da remoto, è una sfida da vincere per modernizzare il paese. Lo smartworking sta diventando per molte aziende, una scelta duratura a tutti gli effetti, che esula dall’emergenza sanitaria.Il sempre più repentino processo di digitalizzazione in corso, dovuto alla situazione pandemica, porta però con sé una “cyber pandemia” che vede un incremento di attacchi, minacce informatiche e ransomware, dovuti all’improvviso ricorso massivo a reti domestiche, device personali e piattaforme di collaborazione per il lavoro da remoto.Il tema della cybersecurity si conferma una priorità per qualsiasi organizzazione e lo provano i risultati dell’ultima ricerca dell’Osservatorio Cybersecurity & Data Protection della School of Management del Politecnico di Milano, secondo cui il 40% delle grandi imprese ha visto aumentare nel 2020 gli attacchi informatici rispetto all’anno precedente. Questa emergenza indotta, sta trainando la sempre più ampia richiesta di profili professionali con competenze nella cyber security, soprattutto focalizzate sulla prevenzione delle minacceViste le importanti opportunità occupazionali dovute al divario creatosi fra domanda e offerta di professionisti nel settore della sicurezza informatica, nell’ambito del bando Skill di Arpal Umbria, si è ritenuto necessario proporre un corso gratuito di specializzazione, con tirocinio retribuito in azienda, per diventare “Tecnico di Reti Informatiche specializzato in Security Networking”.Il corso, rivolto a uomini e donne disoccupate, iscritti ad uno dei Centro per l’Impiego dell’Umbria, formerà 12 tecnici che si occuperanno di progettare, gestire, implementare, aggiornare e sviluppare le infrastrutture di rete, locali e geografiche, assicurando livelli di servizio definiti ed ottimizzando le performance rispetto alle caratteristiche del sistema informativo aziendale. Il tecnico professionista si occuperà di installazione e configurazione di componenti hardware e software, abilitazione di utenti, diagnosi e risoluzione di problemi ed errori, operando nel rispetto ed in applicazione delle policy di qualità e sicurezza, con competenze specifiche e specialistiche sugli applicativi funzionanti con tecnologie di virtualizzazione o tramite cloud computing e sull’integrazione tra informatica e sistemi di telecomunicazioni ed in materia di Cyber Security.Per candidarsi è necessario essere in possesso del Diploma di Scuola Secondaria di Secondo Grado, preferenzialmente riferito ad Istituti Tecnici. Il corso promosso da Giove In.Formatica in collaborazione con l’Associazione Informatici Professionisti AIP/ITCS, Confassociazioni/Confederazione Associazioni Professionali e il Network Training Center, avrà durata di 350 ore di formazione teorico/pratica in aula, seguita da un tirocinio curriculare di 480 ore (4 mesi), con il riconoscimento di un’indennità mensile di 600 euro se il tirocinio è svolto in Umbria, di 800 euro nel caso di tirocinio se svolto fuori regione.Le iscrizioni al corso gratuito professionalizzante con tirocinio retribuito, per “Tecnico di Reti Informatiche specializzato in Security Networking”, restano aperte fino al prossimo 30 novembre. Per maggiori informazioni ed iscrizioni http://www.gioveinformatica.it/2021/10/28/nuovo-corso-skills-sistemista-iscrizioni-aperte/

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Three-way cooperation for maximized data center security

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 9 novembre 2021

Core Data Centres, iLOQ and the system integrator successfully worked together to formulate a locking system that could ensure smooth and secure access to servers in the Canadian data center.Rack space is leased to many customers meaning there is a constant flow of people needing to access their own servers. Any breach in security by unauthorized individuals can have severe consequences for both the company managing the center and for the blue-chip clients whose critical data has been penetrated. Customers wholly rely on the data center to provide a secure environment. However, the traditional access management systems on the market proved to be very expensive and there were challenges with the need for a power source and cabling.When it came to creating a secure environment, Core Data Centres worked in close cooperation with an experienced system integrator and iLOQ. Acting as a consultant in helping Core Data Centres find the best outcome, the system integrator recommended the iLOQ S50 mobile access sharing solution.With iLOQ S50, a smartphone acts as both a key and a power source. The cylinders are NFC powered and can be installed on the swing handles of the racks in a matter of minutes. No batteries or cabling are needed reducing costs and environmental impact. The security risks related to physical keys have been eliminated. Access rights are sent as a mobile key and remotely shared only with the authorized people. Features like time-restricted access, instant granting and revoking of access rights and real-time audit trail reports optimize security. And the entire system can be managed with one user-friendly and secure software program.iLOQ NFC-powered locking cylinders will provide secure and convenient access to the server racks while iLOQ S50 padlocks will be installed on the standby generators and the gas lines feeding them.

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InfoCert e Yoroi lanciano Legalmail Security Premium, la PEC cyber-safe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 ottobre 2021

InfoCert, la più grande Autorità di Certificazione europea, e Yoroi, attiva nello sviluppo di sistemi integrati di difesa cibernetica, annunciano il rilascio di Legalmail Security Premium, una nuova soluzione di Posta Elettronica Certificata che si distingue per la capacità di combinare la forza legale della PEC con i più alti standard di sicurezza informatica.Grazie alla collaborazione tra le due aziende, leader nei rispettivi settori di mercato, i clienti di Legalmail potranno avvalersi del servizio di protezione “Legalmail Security Premium”. Il servizio, basato sulla sandbox Yomi di Yoroi, consente di bloccare le comunicazioni sospette, intercettando e neutralizzando elementi malevoli come allegati e/o link prima della consegna del messaggio. Il livello di sicurezza verrà così aumentato e sarà in grado di fronteggiare al meglio la nuova ondata di cyberattacchi, la cui efficacia è legata molto spesso alla capacità di ingannare gli utenti, inducendoli a cliccare su allegati o link all’apparenza innocui ma con conseguenze potenzialmente drammatiche. La PEC è diventata uno strumento irrinunciabile nella quotidianità, e per tale motivo un canale sempre più appetibile per gli attacchi informatici: basti pensare che, nel prima semestre del 2021, il numero di caselle attive ha superato i 13 milioni, per un totale di oltre 1 miliardo di messaggi scambiati. InfoCert, Tinexta Group, è la più grande Certification Authority europea, attiva in oltre venti Paesi

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Al via gli Stati Generali dell’Intelligence Economica e del Security Management

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 giugno 2021

Roma. Online venerdì 11 giugno 2021 (ore 10:00-17:00) Nel proseguire il percorso, avviato nel 2010, di promozione, didattica e ricerca sul tema dell’”Intelligence Economica”, il CeSIntES – Centro di Studi e Ricerche interdisciplinare del Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Impresa “Mario Lucertini” dell’Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, che svolge attività di ricerca e formazione di eccellenza sui temi dell’Intelligence Economica e Security Management – ha organizzato per l’intera giornata di Venerdì 11 giugno 2021 la nuova edizione degli “Stati Generali dell’Intelligence Economica e del Security management”, in modalità webinar, sul tema della “uscita dal tunnel”, con la media partnership dell’agenzia di stampa DIRE. Il tunnel è evidentemente quello della pandemia, che impone ad Aziende e Sistema-Paese di essere resilienti da un punto di vista sia sanitario sia economico. Resilienza non come ripristino di situazioni precedenti alla pandemia, ma come “disruption” per ripartire con quanto di buono esisteva, azzerare quel che non funzionava, e concentrare risorse, know how e capacità di innovazione, per una riprogettazione della società e dei suoi equilibri, soprattutto economici ed occupazionali.Gli Stati Generali dell’11 giugno coinvolgeranno esperti e rappresentanti di Istituzioni ed Aziende per apportare alla discussione conoscenza e competenze che spazino dagli aspetti relativi alla convivenza in sicurezza durante la prossima fase della pandemia, fino alle risposte che il sistema deve dare in termini di sicurezza economica e di competitività economica delle proprie aziende. Tra i relatori ad ora confermati: Bernardo Argiolas (PCM, Coordinatore Servizio attività propedeutiche all’esercizio dei poteri speciali); Isabella Corradini (CeSIntES, Centro Ricerche Themis Presidente e Direttore Scientifico); Luisa Franchina (CeSIntES, Partner Hermes Bay); Barbara Martini (Tor Vergata, Professore Aggregato di Ingegneria); Francesco Ceccarelli (ENEL, Head Security governance and Business intelligence); Angelo Spena (CeSIntES, Professore Ordinario Ingegneria Tor Vergata); Nicola Bonaccini (CeSIntES, Esperto di comunicazione integrata); Gianluca Ansalone (Novartis Italia, Head of Public Affairs); Massimo Marrocco (CeSIntES – AIPROS, Presidente); Giuseppe Accardi (CeSIntES – COOPSERVICE, Direttore Area Centro Italia); Pierluigi Pelargonio (CeSIntES – SKY, Responsabile Security); Fabrizio Di Staso (ATAC, Responsabile Security); Massimo Giannini (CeSIntES, Coordinatore); Francesco Farina (CeSIntES, Direttore). L’edizione 2021 degli Stati Generali dell’intelligence economica e del security management sarà dedicata al ricordo di Bruno Pellero, che tanto entusiasmo e tanti contenuti ha messo nella realizzazione delle precedenti edizioni ed in generale nelle iniziative del CeSIntES.

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Information update on democratic republic of Congo security incident

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 febbraio 2021

Rome. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has the following updates on the facts surrounding the tragic security incident in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on 22 February: The security incident involved a group of seven people travelling in two World Food Programme (WFP) vehicles on the road from Goma to Rutshuru in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo where they were planning to visit a WFP school feeding programme. The group comprised five employees of the World Food Programme who were accompanying the Italian Ambassador to DRC and his security escort. The group left Goma at approximately 09:00 am, local time. At approximately 10:15 am, local time, the two vehicles were stopped by an armed group and all passengers were forced to disembark from the cars. The WFP driver of one of the vehicles, Mustapha Milambo was killed at this time. The remaining six passengers were then forced into the surrounding bush at gunpoint where there was an exchange of fire.
During the exchange of fire, the Italian Ambassador, Luca Attanasio and his security escort, Vittorio Iacovacci, were mortally injured and subsequently died. The four other passengers in the group – all WFP staff – are safe and accounted for. They include WFP Deputy Country Director in DRC, Rocco Leone, WFP School Feeding Programme Assistant, Fidele Zabandora, WFP Security Officer, Mansour Rwagaza, and WFP Driver, Claude Mukata. The United Nations Department for Safety and Security (UNDSS) will be leading a detailed review of the incident.The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

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Mozambique and IFAD to increase resilience and food and nutrition security

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 dicembre 2020

The Government of Mozambique and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have officially launched the Inclusive Agri-Food Value Chain Development Programme (PROCAVA) to improve rural livelihoods, food security and resilience – are all critical needs in view of pandemic and climate change impacts for the country’s most vulnerable people. These efforts are also key to enabling Mozambique to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including no poverty, zero hunger and gender equality (SDGs 1, 2 and 5), given that 70 per cent of Mozambique’s population lives in rural areas, and more than 80 per cent of them work in agriculture.During a workshop held 1-4 December 2020, government officials, the programme implementation team, IFAD staff and programme beneficiaries came together to make strategic plans for implementing the project. In light of the challenges facing rural people, PROCAVA aims to increase incomes, improve food security, boost the nutritional status and build the resilience of at least 902,500 small-scale farmers in 75 districts across the 10 provinces across the country. PROCAVA is a ten-year programme that builds on the success of the previous IFAD-supported project for Pro-Poor Value Chain Development in the Maputo and Limpopo Corridors. With total funding of US$72.5 million, IFAD is providing an $8.4 million loan and a $33.6 million grant for the new project. In addition, the Government of Mozambique is providing $4.9 million, with a further $5.6 million contributed by beneficiaries themselves. Other development partners are participating with significant cofinancing.“By bringing together in the same room all PROCAVA staff and representatives from the Agricultural Development Fund (FDA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADER), Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and Administrative Court, the start-up workshop has laid the foundations for a smooth implementation of the programme,” said Eusebio Tumitikile, Director of FDA – Mozambique, the Lead Agency of the Programme.The programme will target five value chains: select horticulture commodities, red meat (cattle and goats), poultry, cassava and legumes. Farmers working along these value chains will also benefit from linkages to input suppliers, markets, and appropriate climate-smart technologies (including irrigation), as well as capacity building on value addition. Since 1983, IFAD has invested more than US$386.47 million in 15 rural development programmes and projects in Mozambique worth a total of almost $585 million. These interventions have directly benefited 2,391,789 rural families.

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MEPs call for unity in Common Security and Defence Policy

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 dicembre 2020

In a world with increasingly assertive and competing powers, and shifting alliances, the EU is aiming to be a global actor in peace and security, say Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs in the annual report on the Implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). In the report adopted on Thursday – by46 votes in favour, 17 against and 6 abstentions – they note that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the EU’s vulnerability and its reliance on non-EU states. MEPs underline the vital need to intensify the EU’s efforts towards strategic autonomy. As a first step, they hope that the Strategic Compass will pave the way towards a more independent operational capacity, a more harmonized strategic culture and thus facilitate the European Union’s decision-making.MEPs stress that the EU can actively contribute to overcoming and settling conflicts around the world through CSDP missions and operations, in particular in the EU’s neighbourhood.They express concern about Russia’s military interventions in neighbouring countries, as well as its disinformation campaigns in the European Eastern Neighbourhood. MEPs also point to Turkey’s illegal activities in Eastern Mediterranean and its involvement in Nagorno-Karabakh.Finally, they warn that a trend of non-compliance with ,withdrawal from, or the non-extension of, global arms control treaties would seriously damage the international arms control regimes that have provided decades of stability and could directly threaten European security.

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EU maritime security: from strategy to action

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 31 ottobre 2020

European maritime security has significantly improved over the last years on several dimensions including international or regional cooperation, information sharing, capability development, risk management and training. This is the conclusion of a new report about the implementation of the European Union maritime security strategy action plan, developed by the European Commission together with the European Defence Agency and the European External Action Service. We all depend on safe, secure and clean seas and oceans. Through maritime security policies, we can maintain the rule of law in areas beyond national jurisdiction and protect the EU strategic maritime interests. These include, among others, our external borders, common natural resources and maritime infrastructures such as ports, offshore platforms and scientific equipment. Also climate change, and our preparedness to face its impact on the marine and coastal environment, is an important maritime security priority.The Europea explains how the EU defends its maritime interests, in full respect of international rules and principles. An action plan – adopted in 2014 and revised in 2018 – helps implementing this strategy. According to the progress report, significant improvements have been achieved in all five “key areas for immediate action” defined in the strategy. Actions vary strongly, from improving resilience against cyber-attacks, over common information sharing platforms to developing semi-autonomous surveillance capabilities. The international level remains of critical importance to the EU, as it has strengthened its cooperation with the United Nations, NATO and other strategic partners.

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Payment Security Report 2020 (PSR 2020) di Verizon Business

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 9 ottobre 2020

Le organizzazioni globali continuano a mettere a rischio i dati delle carte di credito dei propri clienti a causa della mancanza di una strategia a lungo termine per la sicurezza dei pagamenti e della difficoltà di esecuzione. Come già evidenziato dal recente Data Breach Investigations Report 2020 (2020 DBIR) di Verizon Business, per i criminali informatici, i dati sui pagamenti rimangono uno degli obiettivi più ambiti e redditizi, con 9 violazioni su 10 che hanno finalità economiche. Nel solo settore della vendita al dettaglio, il 99% degli incidenti di sicurezza analizzati dal DBIR 2020 mirava all’acquisizione di dati di pagamento per uso fraudolento.Il PSR 2020 ha rilevato che in media solo il 27,9% delle organizzazioni globali ha mantenuto la piena conformità al PCI DSS, lo standard sviluppato per aiutare le aziende che offrono servizi di pagamento con carta a proteggere i propri sistemi da violazioni e furti dei dati dei clienti. Ancor più preoccupante è il fatto che questo sia il terzo anno consecutivo in cui si è verificata una diminuzione della compliance. Dal 2016, anno in cui è stato registrato il dato più alto relativamente al rispetto dei criteri di sicurezza (così come ha attestato il PSR 2017), il calo è infatti pari al 27,5 punti percentuali. Ulteriori risultati all’interno del PSR 2020 puntano i riflettori sui test di sicurezza in cui solo poco più della metà delle organizzazioni (51,9%) testa con successo i propri sistemi e processi di security, nonché l’accesso non monitorato al sistema, e sul fatto che soltanto i due terzi delle organizzazioni traccia e monitora l’accesso ai sistemi critici aziendali in modo adeguato. Inoltre, solo 7 istituzioni finanziarie su 10 (70,6%) mantengono controlli di sicurezza perimetrali essenziali.

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China’s draconian security law for Hong Kong buries one country, two systems

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 luglio 2020

THE CHINESE government is spreading fear in Hong Kong. The first shock came in May, when it announced plans to impose a sweeping national-security law on the territory, without the say-so of its legislature. Then it drafted the bill behind closed doors, keeping details secret even from Hong Kong’s administration. Even after the law was passed on June 30th by China’s rubber-stamp parliament, hours passed before it was published at close to midnight. The 18-page bill, which took effect that day, was harsher even than the gloomiest analysts had predicted. It is one of the biggest assaults on a liberal society since the second world war.Chinese officials argue that they are doing nothing wrong: national-security laws are common around the world, even in democracies. But that is disingenuous. This one allows China’s Communist Party to rip up its promise of one country, two systems and send its secret agents into Hong Kong to impose order as it pleases. Its spooks will not be subject to local law. Most national-security cases, supposedly, will be tried in Hong Kong’s own courts. But the judges will be government-appointed. They will be allowed to dispense with juries and try cases in secret. Most worrying is that “complex” or “serious” crimes may be tried on the mainland. The past year of unrest in Hong Kong was sparked by fears of just such a possibility—that a now-shelved extradition law might let dissidents be whisked away to face the mainland’s brutal justice. That is what the new law allows. Officials do not rule out that those convicted by mainland courts could be executed. (font: The Economist)

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The Week Ahead: Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittees on Human Rights and on Security and Defence

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 febbraio 2020

In the agenda for 17-20 February 2020: Subcommittee on Human Rights
Monday, 17 February 2020, 15.00-18.30 in meeting room Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001 (Brussels)
Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 09.00-18.30 in meeting room Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001 (Brussels)Exchange of views with 2005 Sakharov Prize laureate Bertha Bueno Fuente and Elena Larrinaga de Luis on behalf of the Ladies in White (“Damas de Blanco”) and 2010 Sakharov Prize laureate Guillermo Fariñas Hernández (9.00 – 10.00)
Exchange of views on the human rights situation in Turkey (special focus on the situation of academia, lawyers, artists and journalists, 10.00 – 11.30). Draft programme
Public hearing: Authoritarianism and shrinking space for freedom of expression, press freedom and human rights defenders, with case studies on China, Egypt and Russia
(14.30 – 17.00). Draft programme
Subcommittee on Security and Defence Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 15.30-18.30 in meeting room Altiero Spinelli 1G-3 (Brussels)
Thursday, 23 January 2020, 09.00-18.30 in meeting room Altiero Spinelli 3G-3 (Brussels)Public hearing: The future of nuclear arms control regimes and the security implications for the EU (9.00 – 10.30)
Exchange of views on the implementation of the NPT Safeguard Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Teheran’s compliance with its nuclear-related international obligations (10.30 – 11.15, jointly with the Committee on Foreign Affairs and in association with the Delegation for relations with Iran)
Exchange of views on the security situation in East Asia and prospects for denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula (11.15 – 12.00, in association with the Delegation for Relations with the Korean Peninsula)
Follow-up to the Berlin conference: implementation of the arms embargo in Libya (15.30 – 16.30, in association with the Delegation for relations with Maghreb countries)
Committee on Foreign AffairsWednesday, 19 February 2020, 09.00-18.30 in meeting room Jòzsef Antall 2Q2 (Brussels)Exchange of views with David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (Jointly with the Committee on Development)
Exchange of views with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar (10.45 – 11.30)
Exchange of views with Riyad Al-Maliki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Palestine (11.30 – 12.15)
Exchange of views with Aharon Leshno-Yaar, Ambassador of Israel to the European Union and NATO (12.15 – 13.00)
Adoption of draft report: Recommendation to the High Representative and to the Council under Rule 118 in preparation of the 2020 Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT) review process, nuclear arms control and nuclear disarmament options (2020/2004(INI)) – Rapporteur Sven Mikser (S&D, EE)
Thursday, 20 February 2020, 09.00-12.30 in meeting room Jòzsef Antall 2Q2 (Brussels)Recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the Western Balkans, in the run-up to the May 2020 Summit (2019/2210(INI)). Rapporteur Tonino Picula (S&D, IT)
Recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the Eastern Partnership, in the run-up to the June 2020 Summit (2019/2209(INI)). Rapporteur Petras Auštrevičius (Renew, LT)

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Munich Security Conference: Will China be a driver of “Westlessness”?

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 febbraio 2020

Interview with Helena Legarda, analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin.
Even though the Coronavirus crisis will probably hinder some high-ranking Chinese officials from attending the MSC, China will be very present in most discussions about the international security landscape. In a declaration issued at the end of its December summit, NATO recognized the challenges posed by the rise of China – a first for the western defence alliance. Why did it do that? ­
The statement by NATO leaders was the culmination of a process of assessing China’s growing international role and its rise as a global security actor. Asia is normally outside the alliance’s area of operations. But issues like Huawei and 5G, China-Russia relations, China’s rapid military modernization and NATO more frequently encountering the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) overseas have brought China into focus. Although the language of the statement is careful – it notes China presents “both opportunities and challenges” – its mere existence is hugely significant as it shows that China has become a point of concern for the alliance. ­
Many European governments are currently struggling to deal with China’s determination to participate in Europe’s 5G infrastructure. They view the possibility of Chinese infiltration as a serious threat to their national security. Do you expect the Chinese delegation to address this issue in Munich? ­
The issue of Europe’s 5G networks and Huawei’s role in supplying them is very likely to come up at the Munich Security Conference. There are delegates from China, the US and Europe, so the war of words over the security implications of using Huawei equipment in 5G networks will most likely continue, especially as most European countries, including Germany, have not finally decided the issue (as we highlight in our contribution to the Munich Security Report, page 31f.). We can expect the US delegation to continue making the case for a Huawei ban, while the Chinese delegation will push for Europe not to exclude Huawei, possibly threatening consequences if countries choose to ban the Chinese telecommunications giant. ­
New research from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) suggests China is the world’s second-largest arms producer, behind the USA but ahead of Russia. Does China want to dominate the market? ­
The arms-sales figures of China’s defence companies aren’t very transparent, so it is difficult to exactly determine their position in the market. But it is quite clear that China overall is currently a net global arms exporter, having left behind its traditional position as a net importer. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) reckons China exported about EUR 14.4 billion worth of conventional weapons between 2008 and 2018, making it the fifth largest arms supplier in the world. But China is working to increase its global arms sales by moving beyond its traditional buyers in Asia, in particular Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. China is increasingly intent on strengthening its foothold in new markets in Africa and the Middle East, where Russia and the US have traditionally been much bigger players. China’s advantage is that Chinese weaponry – although sometimes less advanced – tends to be cheaper than the Russian and especially the American alternatives.
How do you expect China’s participation in arms-control regimes to develop?
The collapse of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) has lent a new sense of urgency to the issue of arms control. Developing a new arms-control regime that includes China and other global powers like the US and Russia has become a priority for many governments. Both Washington and Berlin have repeatedly invited Beijing to help negotiate a new treaty, be it trilateral or multilateral. But China has rejected these calls and argued that Moscow and Washington must take steps to reduce their nuclear arsenals before they ask other countries to do the same. Beijing is reluctant to embrace full transparency when it comes to its arsenal and assigns its missiles an important role in its military strategy and global ambitions, so including China in a new regime that is similar to the INF Treaty will be an uphill battle. But incremental steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of an arms race. ­
At the next National People’s Congress (NPC), China is expected to announce new military-spending plans. Do you expect a big increase in expenditure? ­
This year’s National People’s Congress was supposed to meet on March 5, but it is likely to be delayed by the coronavirus outbreak, so it may be some time before China’s defense budget for 2020 is published. But it does seem likely that this year’s budget will grow by about 7-8 percent, as it has over the last few years. This would continue the upward trend of China’s military expenditure, which has almost doubled since 2010. The growing military budget and other national policies like Made in China 2025 and the Civil-Military Integration strategy have clearly contributed to the PLA’s modernization. Beijing has rapidly developed increasingly advanced platforms – the first domestically made aircraft carrier, stealth UAVs, fifth-generation fighter jets like the J-20. China’s ultimate goal is to have by 2049 a military that can fight and win wars – even if the PLA still has a number of big hurdles to clear to get there. ­
This year’s MSC report defines the concept of “Westlesness” as a trend by which not only the world is becoming less Western, but the West itself may become less Western too. When looked at it like that, China could definitely be seen as a driver of “Westlessness”. China’s rise and its growing influence in global economic, political and security matters is having a clear impact on the Western-led liberal world order. China is using its growing influence in international organizations, its economic clout and its expanding global military footprint to present itself as an alternative to the West for many non-Western countries – and as an alternative to the United States for European states. This has created fault lines in the transatlantic relationship, as some countries try to balance close economic ties to China with political ties to Washington.
Helena Legarda together with Meia Nouwens (IISS) will discuss at the MSC side-event “The future of China’s participation in arms-control regimes”, followed by a policy comment by Sebastian Groth (Director of Policy Planning Department of the German Federal Foreign Office). The event will take place at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof on February 15. Relevant Sources:MERICS China Global Security TrackerMunich Security Report 2020: Westlessness

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Regional security in the Middle East: exchange of views with Adel Al Jubeir

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 21 gennaio 2020

Bruxelles Tuesday 21 January, 17.45 – 18.30 CET European Parliament’s Antall building, room 2Q2. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Relations Adel Al Jubeir will address MEPs in the Foreign Affairs Committee.His intervention will be followed by an exchange of views with Members of the Committee. The discussions are expected to focus on the latest political developments in the Middle East, sparked by increased tensions between Iran and the US, as well as other current challenges in the region.Mr Al-Jubeir, a career diplomat, assumed his current office in December 2018 and has previously served as his country’s foreign minister and ambassador to the United States.

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Defense Cyber Security Market

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 26 dicembre 2019

The “Defense Cyber Security Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.The defense cyber security market is expected to witness a CAGR of 10.53% over the forecast period 2019 – 2024.The defense industry has witnessed a dynamic change over the past decade. The growing advancements in information technology, upgradation of existing weapons with intelligence, surveillance, and increasing volume of classified data gathered from various systems have demanded the use of reliable and enhanced cyber security solutions for the defense industry.
Further, with the increasing dependency of military organizations on the internet network, the frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks are on the rise. To counter all these vulnerabilities, there is a major focus on adopting cyber secuirty solutions in the defense sector.
Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. A more connected defense and intelligence world means that warfighters receive more information faster and more accurately than ever. However this increased connectivity also means that there are more opportunities for cyber attacks, data leaks and other IT security breeches.The economy, stability, development and defence of any nation is increasingly dependent on their ability to provide a resilient and secure cyberspace.

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Medigate and Cerner to Advance Medical Device Security

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 dicembre 2019

Medigate, a dedicated medical device security and asset management solution, today announced it’s joining forces with Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), a global health care technology company, to make it easier for healthcare organizations to establish and maintain strong network security, manage medical device security risks and keep operations intact.For clients that choose to implement Medigate’s medical device security and asset management, Cerner’s team of cybersecurity experts will be equipped to help accurately inventory IoT and IoMT environments and support creation of effective clinical-based policies that help protect all connected devices and reduce the risk of cyberattacks. Cerner will also offer remediation services to stifle attacks, supporting organizations to get back on track in the event of a cyberattack. Together, Medigate and Cerner will provide hospitals and health systems with in-depth visibility into its security with continuous, unobtrusive monitoring of network activity to create a current, detailed medical and IoT device inventory. The in-depth visibility the Medigate solution delivers, coupled with the deep expertise Cerner offers, makes it easy to identify potential security risks and support an appropriate response to effectively protect the integrity and privacy of the clinical network. The platform also supports pre-emptive measures, supporting appropriate remediation to mitigate threats and keep the delivery of patient care safe.

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