Why quantum computing could make today’s cybersecurity obsolete

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paige H. Adams, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Zurich Insurance Group If one word captures the significance of quantum computing, it is “power”. Quantum computers are exponentially more powerful than even the most advanced digital machines. At the heart […]

The smartest cyber investment is collective action. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Rebekah Lewis, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Cybersecurity is one of the most strategically important issues facing the world today. Cyber actors […]

Business could learn plenty about cybersecurity from the secret state

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Garfield, CEO, Garrison UK The national security apparatus – the secret state – of many countries has long recognized the risk of cyberattack and has sought to be at the leading edge of trends in cybersecurity. Increasingly, business […]

Can cybersecurity offer value for money?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Stokes, Co-founder, Managed Security Forum, Prevalent AI Cybersecurity looks like a waste of money. Companies set new global records with $37 billion invested in security in 2018, with spending expected to surpass $42 billion by 2020. Gartner research found […]

3 technologies that could define the next decade of cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content In little over a decade, cybercrime has moved from being a specialist and niche-crime type to one of the most significant strategic risks facing the world today, according to the World Economic Forum Global […]

Why cybersecurity should be standard due diligence for investors

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum Cyberattacks have almost doubled in the past five years with no sign of slowing down. Due to the increasing number of cyber breaches, there is a market shift towards […]

It’s time for cybersecurity to go pro bono

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and Policy, Global Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum As asylum seekers and other vulnerable people are required to give up more and more of their personal information to agencies charged with protecting them, the […]

From drone swarms to modified E. Coli: say hello to a new wave of cyberattacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eleonore Pauwels, Research Fellow on Emerging Cybertechnologies, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research Earlier this month, researchers created an AI-driven malware that can be used to hack hospital CT scans, generating false cancer images that deceived even the […]

3 ways activists are being targeted by cyberattacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Friedhelm Weinberg, Executive Director, HURIDOCS When activists open their inboxes, they find more than the standard spam messages telling them they’ve finally won the lottery. Instead, they receive highly sophisticated emails that look like they are real, purport […]

4 ways to cyberproof your business during mergers & acquisitions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Sam Rajachudamani, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a commonly adopted business strategy in the interest of value creation. Motivation for M&A varies and includes […]

EU and China in search of a win-win agreement through strategic cooperation ahead of the EU-China summit

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini together with the 28 EU Foreign Ministers met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi last Monday to discuss the agenda of the EU-China Strategic Dialogue. During the meeting, both parties had the opportunity to enhance and promote their mutual cooperation on several international topics. Both sides […]

We are on the edge of a new ‘cyber’ space age. This is how we make it a success

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristof Terryn, Group Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Zurich Insurance Group Almost exactly 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon. This remarkable achievement had been unimaginable only years […]

Smart devices must come with trust already installed

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phillipa Hunt, Interim Director General, Consumers International Many of the 7 billion interet of things (IoT) products in the world are owned, used and relied upon by consumers. From smart watches and connected speakers to fitness bands and home […]

Cybersecurity should be a source of hope, not fear. Here are 5 reasons why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrien Ogée, Project Lead, Cyber Resilience, World Economic Forum This headline was in the news a few weeks ago: “Hackers are passing around a megaleak of 2.2 billion records”. Headlines like this are common in the cybersecurity space. What […]

Here are the biggest cybercrime trends of 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Einaras von Gravrock, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, CUJO AI Cybercriminals are using more advanced and scalable tools to breach user privacy, and they are getting results. Two billion data records were compromised in 2017, and more than 4.5 […]

MWC19 Wrap Up, in association with The European Sting, GSMA’s Brussels Media Partner for the 6th Consecutive Year

Endorsed content Annual Mobile Event Attracted Over 7,900 CEOs; Attendees from Across the World Convene in Barcelona to Shape the Future of Mobile; 5G Front and Centre Stage Barcelona: The GSMA today reported that more than 109,000* visitors from 198 countries and territories attended MWC19 Barcelona, the mobile industry’s premier event. More than 55 per […]

1st Exclusive High Level Dialogue: China-EU Cybersecurity and 5G Cooperation

This is the first China-EU Dialogue, on the crucial topic of Cybersecurity, forming part of our sponsored China-EU Dialogues section. This dialogue is made of today’s world exclusive OpEds at The Sting written solely for our unique Cybersecurity dialogue by China’s and EU’s top authorities in Brussels on Cybersecurity: China’s Ambassador to EU, HE Mr. Zhang […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Cybersecurity: Why consumer products must be looked at urgently”, by BEUC’s Deputy Director General

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Ms. Ursula Pachl, Deputy Director General of BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer.   According to estimates there will be 75 billion connected devices globally in 2025. More and more traditional consumer products that can connect […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Stronger Cybersecurity for a safer EU against cybercrime and cyber threats”, by MEP Dalli

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Ms. Miriam Dalli, Malta’s prominent MEP for S&D, the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. More protection in a digital world without borders.The Internet. No need for an introduction but definitely a need for an […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Cybersecurity Act for safer European Industries and Consumers against cyberthreats”, by MEP Niebler

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Ms. Angelika Niebler, Germany’s MEP of EPP and European Parliament’s Cybersecurity Rapporteur. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. Many people still think of cyber-attacks as science fiction and a story that makes for a good Hollywood movie. But this is certainly […]

A Sting Exclusive: “The EU Cybersecurity Act for a more secure and cyber-resilient European Digital Single Market”, by EU Commissioner Gabriel

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Ms. Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner in charge of Digital Economy and Society. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. The European Cybersecurity Act will help us step up our cybersecurity in the EU. The Cybersecurity Act is one of the key initiatives […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Cybersecurity Act for a cyber-bulletproof EU”, by EU Vice-President Ansip

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Mr. Andrus Ansip, the Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Single Market. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. Malicious cyber-activity has proliferated across the globe. It has become more brazen and sophisticated, imaginative and international. Multi-country incidents […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Digital iron curtain makes no sense in 5G era”, by China’s Ambassador to EU Mr. Zhang Ming

This article was exclusively written and published first at The European Sting by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Mr Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. Recently, 5G technology and its security have been on everyone’s lips in […]

Fighting cybercrime – what happens to the law when the law cannot be enforced?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The widespread loss of trust in the internet is the fifth greatest strategic risk facing the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019. The […]

Here’s how we can tackle the growing cybersecurity skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Xie, CEO, Fortinet More organizations than ever are conducting business online. An expanding digital footprint and increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks have created a growing urgency to secure that data and the resources organizations are deploying. It’s one reason […]

Cybersecurity: agreement reached on better protection for citizens and companies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Several measures to improve cybersecurity in the EU were provisionally agreed by MEPs and member states on Monday. After the agreement was reached, rapporteur Angelika Niebler (EPP, DE) said: “This important success will enable the EU to keep up with security risks in the […]

Cybersecurity needs a holistic approach. Here are three ways to build protection

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paige Adams, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Zurich Insurance Group I believe that confidence is key to getting the most from our digital world. This confidence is dependent on cybersecurity and data stewardship. That’s why, at Zurich, we […]

EU plans pan-European network of cybersecurity services

The European Union proposes the creation of a pan-European network of digital security services. Last week, Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, made jointly the relevant announcement. They unveiled a plan for […]