ANSSI annual report – The 5 cyber threats observed in 2018

Image source: TheDigitalArtist via Pixabay On April 15, 2019, ANSSI (the National Cybersecurity Agency of France), unveiled its annual report during a press conference. The agency identified 1869 alerts, 391 incidents without counting critical importance operators, 16 major incidents and 14 cyber defence operations for 2018. ANSSI also identified 5 major trends in terms of cyber threats observed in France and in Europe in 2018. Analysis of cyber threat in 2018 – The 5 major trends 1.Cy... Read More

Cybersquatting: Increase of UDRP complaints filed with WIPO in 2018

Image source: janjf93 via Pixabay In the domain names’ world, the rules applied by many registries of “first come, first served” often lead to many cases of abusive registrations and of cybersquatting in particular. This is a practice that consists in taking a domain name by registering it, using or mentioning a trademark, a business name, a patronym or any name on which the applicant has any right, in order to make material or moral profit from its current or future notoriety. In order t... Read More

Brexit and .EU domain names: EURid’s action plan on hold

Image source : Tumisu via Pixabay On the article dated from February 22, 2019, we discussed about the Brexit’s consequences on the .EU domain names and the publication of the action plan by EURid, the .EU registry, following two scenarios, in case of no deal or in case of a withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union. In short, as a result of the Brexit, companies and individuals, holders of a .EU will no longer be able to renew or register names in .EU if they... Read More

The .DEV available to all

Image source: mohamed_hassan via Pixabay After the launches of the .APP and .PAGE, Google launched .DEV on January 16, its new extension dedicated to developers and technology, following the calendar below: Sunrise period: from 2019/01/16 to 2019/02/19EAP (Early Access Program): from 2019/02/19 to 2019/02/28General availability: from 2019/02/28 Since February 28, 2019, the .DEV is in general availability and already has more than 64 000 domain names’ registrations according to Do... Read More

Brexit’s consequences on .eu domain names : EURid’s action plan

Image source : Tumisu via Pixabay In a previous article, we discussed the Brexit’s consequences on .EU domain names, the European Commission announced on 28 March 2018 that companies and individuals, holders of a .EU will no longer be able to renew or register names in .EU if they are not residing in the European Union. With the Brexit’s date approaching, EURid, .EU registry, has recently published its action plan that has two scenarios depending on the case there is no deal or the case t... Read More

Cybersecurity overview – CESIN’s barometer

Image source: TheDigitalArtist via Pixabay The CESIN (Club of Information and digital security experts) just published the fourth edition of its annual barometer realized with OpinionWay within its 174 members, 84% are CISO (Chief information security officer) of big French companies. This annual study allows to better define the perception and reality of cybersecurity and its issues within the companies which are members of CESIN. The most common cyberattacks and their impacts During... Read More

Global risks 2019: Climate and cyber risks at the heart of concerns

Image source: PIRO4D via Pixabay Upstream to the Annual Meeting in Davos that took place on January 22 to 25 in Switzerland, the World Economic Forum presented its Global Risks Report, a report which highlights the main global risks and issues, based on a survey of 1000 international decision-makers from the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society. So what are the main risks that the World is facing? Cyber risks in the top 5 For the third year in a row, environment-re... Read More

 

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