Fri. Dec 8th, 2023



Nato-Konferenz zur Cyberabwehr: Rede der Bundesaußenministerin Annalena Baerbock

“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.

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CISA, FBI, NSA and MS-ISAC: Update on #StopRansomware Guide

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.

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Insight EU Dossier: Industry 4.0, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence – Issue 4/2023

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 +++

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Electronic communications consultation emphasizes reliable connectivity

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.

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State of the Digital Decade: Report calls for collective action

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

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Intel: EU Commission re-imposes €376.36m fine for anticompetitive practices

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.

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Digital sovereignty: European Chips Act enters into force

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

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United States: Voluntary risk management commitments from eight additional A.I. companies

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

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Deucalion: New EuroHPC supercomputer inaugurated in Portugal

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.

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Insight EU Dossier: Industry 4.0., Robotics, Artificial Intelligence – 3/2023

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:

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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.

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Microelectronics: EU Commission approves up to €8.1bn of public support

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.

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