The “Cyber Solidarity Act” adopted on Thursday aims to build a more resilient, collective EU response against cybercrime. This legislative proposal seeks to bolster the European Union’s ability to detect, prepare for, and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents.
The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Important Project of Common European Interest (‘IPCEI’) to support research, development and first industrial deployment of advanced cloud and edge computing technologies across multiple providers in Europe.
“Cyber ist kein neues Thema. Aber im Gegensatz zu Utopien von vor vierzig Jahren brachte der Cyberraum keine Welt mit sich, in der militärische Gewalt keine Rolle mehr spielt und Konflikte nur mehr vorm Computer ausgetragen werden. Tatsächlich hat sich die Realität als sowohl komplexer als auch besorgniserregender erwiesen” – Annalena Baerbock aus der Nato-Konferenz zur Cyberabwehr.
Ransomware, a malicious form of malware, encrypts files on devices, rendering them and their systems unusable. Malicious actors demand a ransom for decryption, and they have evolved to employ “double extortion” tactics, exfiltrating victim data and threatening to release it. This dual threat severely impacts organizations, hindering their access to essential data and incurring significant economic and reputational costs.
UK AI SAFETY SUMMIT: Prime Minister’s speech at the AI Safety Summit: 2 November 2023 +++ Chair’s Summary of the AI Safety Summit 2023, Bletchley Park +++ Remarks of President von der Leyen at the Bletchley Park AI Safety Summit +++ At UK’s AI Summit, Guterres says risks outweigh rewards without global oversight +++ Remarks by Vice President Harris on the UK Future of Artificial Intelligence Summit in London +++
The EU and Japan have concluded, on the margins of the G7 Trade Ministerial in Osaka, a landmark deal to make doing business in the online world easier, less costly and more efficient.
Respondents identified in network virtualisation, open networks, and edge cloud the technological breakthroughs that will have the largest impact in the coming years. These technologies are expected to bring about a shift from traditional electronic communications networks to cloud-based, virtualised, software-defined networks, driving down costs, improving the resilience and security of networks and introducing new, innovative services, while transforming the ecosystem and business models.
Senior cybersecurity representatives from EU Member States, the Commission, and the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) are taking part in a two-day ‘Blueprint Operational Level Exercise’, or Blue OLEx 2023, to test EU preparedness in the event of a cyber-related crisis.
The first report on the State of the Digital Decade, published today, provides a comprehensive look at progress towards achieving the digital transformation to empower a more digitally sovereign, resilient, and competitive EU. It includes an assessment of the EU’s performance towards Europe’s 2030 objectives and targets focusing on four main pillars: digital skills, digital infrastructure, digitalisation of businesses, including the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and digitalisation of public services. It also includes
The European Commission has re-imposed a fine of around €376.36 million on Intel for a previously established abuse of dominant position in the market for computer chips called x86 central processing units (‘CPUs’). Intel engaged in a series of anticompetitive practices aimed at excluding competitors from the relevant market in breach of EU antitrust rules.
The European Chips Act puts in place a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the EU’s security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technologies and applications. Semiconductors are the essential building blocks of digital and digitised products. From smartphones and cars, through critical applications and infrastructures for healthcare, energy, defence, communications and industrial automation, semiconductors are central to the modern digital economy. They are also at the centre of strong
Since taking office, U.S. President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the entire Biden-Harris Administration have acted decisively to manage the risks and harness the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI). As the Administration moves urgently on regulatory action, it is working with leading AI companies to take steps now to advance responsible AI. In July, the Biden-Harris Administration secured voluntary commitments from seven leading AI companies to help advance the development
The new world-class system will be used to advance research and development in domains such as energy efficient technologies, weather forecasts, and sea and oceanic research. It will also help develop industrial applications in drug discovery, new materials design, neuroscience, climate-friendly energy systems, and other areas.
EU-US TTC enhances emerging technologies, sustainable trade, and economic security +++ EU-US Trade and Technology Council: simpler rules for more trade in veterinary products +++ Joint Statement EU-US Trade and Technology Council of 31 May 2023 in Lulea, Sweden +++ Bernd Lange on Trade and Tech Council: “Good to continue our engagement, but missed opportunities are disappointing” +++ EU – CELAC: Joint Declaration on a Digital Alliance +++ EUROPEAN CHIPS ACT:
China, Hongkong and Macau: President Biden signs Executive Order addressing U.S. security tech investments
Today, President Joe Biden signed an “Executive Order on Addressing United States Investments In Certain National Security Technologies And Products In Countries Of Concern” that authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to regulate certain U.S. investments into countries of concern in entities engaged in activities involving sensitive technologies critical to national security in three sectors: semiconductors and microelectronics, quantum information technologies, and artificial intelligence.
Leading electronics and appliance manufacturers and retailers make voluntary commitments to increase cybersecurity on smart devices, help consumers choose products that are less vulnerable to cyberattacks. “U.S. Cyber Trust Mark” is the latest in a series of actions President Biden and the Biden-Harris Administration have taken to protect hard-working families.
The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Important Project of Common European Interest (‘IPCEI’) to support research, innovation and the first industrial deployment of microelectronics and communication technologies across the value chain. The project, called “IPCEI ME/CT”, was jointly prepared and notified by fourteen Member States: Austria, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.
12 May 2023 The first ministerial meeting of the EU-India Trade and Technology Council (TTC)
Today, the Commission has launched the Semiconductor Alert System, a new pilot system to monitor the semiconductor supply
# TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER Antitrust: EU Commission seeks feedback on rules on technology transfer agreements EU-US
Strasbourg, 18 April 2023 Today, the Commission has adopted a proposal for the EU Cyber Solidarity