Top CyberSecurity News For 19th May 2016

  1. Thales to Build ‘Cyber Range’ – A Cybersecurity Training and Testing Facility for the Dutch Defence Cyber CommandFrom Newswire Today. Thales to set up a cybersecurity training and testing facility for the department of Defence Cyber Command of the Dutch Ministry of Defence. Realistic cyber-attacks and incidents can be simulated and cyber-defence tactics tested in the “Cyber Range”. This contract is a further extension of the collaboration between Thales, the Defence Cyber Command and the Dutch research organisation TNO.
  2. Europe adopts new cybersecurity rules for key players. From Register. The European Council has adopted new cybersecurity rules to make networks and information services across the European Union safer and more secure. The network and information security (NIS) directive [PDF] will require providers of essential services – such as energy, transport, health and finance – and “digital service providers” – such as online marketplaces, search engines and cloud services – to take steps to reduce the risk of cyber attacks and to report any major security incidents. Member states will specifically identify who they believe fits into the essential services group through criteria listed in the directive and they will be subject to stricter rules.
  3. Nigeria’s Cybersecurity Law Full of Potholes From AllAfrica.com.  The Nigerian cybersecurity law is full of potholes and contradictions which make it difficult to try and prosecute cybercriminals, a cybersecurity firm, Integrated Cybersecurity Solution Limited (ICSS), has said. ICSS’ president /CEO, Michael Oseji, who disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja yesterday, also said banks and other financial institutions in the country were vulnerable to cyber attacks as cybersecurity in Nigeria is next to nothing.

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