#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Lawmakers pass Judiciary Police bill creating 7 new units

The Legislative Assembly (AL) on Monday passed the outline of a government-initiated bill amending the current law regulating the powers, functions and duties of the Judiciary Police (PJ), which proposes to expressly grant the Judiciary Police “exclusive competence” to investigate crimes endangering national security and crimes related to cybersecurity. According…

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Extraditing ‘Princess of Huawei’ Meng Wanzhou to the US would ’embarass’ Canada, lawyers claim as trial begins

Extraditing Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to the US would “embarrass” Canada and undermine its autonomy, her lawyers have argued, kicking off the first day of a court case that has whipped up a geopolitical storm between China and the west.  Lawyers acting for Ms Weng, the “Princess of Huawei” who has been under house…

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Reflecting on APAC Data Protection and Cyber-security Highlights for 2019 (and what lies ahead!)

2019 saw continued growth and change in data protection and cyber-security across the Asia-Pacific. Following the implementation of the GDPR in May, 2018, many jurisdictions moved to review and strengthen existing data privacy and cyber-security laws. In addition, 2019 saw regulators publishing findings in respect of some of the largest…

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Military leaders requested a new task force to fight cyberwar. They got Space Force instead – Alternet.org

Trump has practically waged his own personal war against any and all cybersecurity measures. In April 2018, one month after Trump congratulated Putin on his fourth consecutive sham re-election, Trump demoted and marginalized our nation’s top cybersecurity officials across various agencies. The following month, he completely eliminated the vital Cybersecurity Coordinator on the…

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | New cyberattack plagues New Orleans: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center latest to be targeted | Business News

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the latest victim in string of cyberattacks that have forced computer shutdowns in the city and elsewhere in the state.  Hackers injected ransomware onto the center’s computer networks Thursday, convention center officials said in a Friday evening press release.  They said…

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