Mel Shefford

13 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Followers | @Melshefford | Associate at Olswang with interests in cyber security, data protection, technology and retail.

Europe Gets A Cyber Security Incubator

London’s — and Europe’s — crowded startup accelerator scene is getting a new addition. Not fintech-related, this time. Rather the focus is cyber security.<p>The Cyber London (CyLon for short) 12-week program, has been co-founded by Alex van Someren of VC firm Amadeus Capital Partners, who previously …

China puts cybersecurity squeeze on US technology companies

US business lobbies have responded with alarm after China’s government moved to force American companies selling technology to Chinese banks to hand over their software secrets and adopt encryption algorithms dictated by Beijing.<p>The American Chamber of Commerce in China and 17 similar US business …

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Top 5 cybersecurity risks for 2015

From identity theft and fraud to corporate hacking attacks, cybersecurity has never been more important for businesses, organizations and governments.<p>…

Politician's fingerprint 'cloned from photos' by hacker

<b>A member of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) hacker network claims to have cloned a thumbprint of a German politician by using commercial software and images taken at a news conference.</b><p>Jan Krissler says he replicated the fingerprint of defence minister Ursula von der Leyen using pictures taken with a …

New data privacy law could be delayed until 2016

Objections from the UK could delay implementation of a new data protection bill until 2016<p>Europe's long-awaited new data protection law - which would …

The greater good? ‘Love or hate hackers, you can’t ignore ‘em’

<b>RT:</b><i>So you’ve argued that hackers really offer an opportunity to boost cybersecurity. But what about those who are clearly using their skills to cause</i> …

Cyberattack causes physical damage for the second time ever

Amid all the noise the Sony hack generated over the holidays, a far more troubling cyber attack was largely lost in the chaos. Unless you follow …

U.K. PM Backpedals On ‘Encryption Ban’, Sort Of

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has been weathering a Twitter storm of mockery for comments he made yesterday in which he appeared to suggest it would be the intention of a future Conservative government to ban strong encryption.<p>“Are we going to allow a means of communication between people which …

Obama seeks enhanced cybersecurity laws to fight hackers | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday renewed a push to beef up U.S. cybersecurity laws after recent headline-grabbing hacking attacks against companies like Sony Pictures (6758.T), Home Depot (HD.N) and Target (TGT.N).<p>U.S. President Barack Obama talks about his Administration's …

For Sony Pictures CEO, cyberattack won't set studio back | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Over the past seven weeks, Sony Pictures’ chief executive has dealt with the fallout from a cyberattack he likens to having your house robbed and burned to the ground.<p>Michael Lynton, CEO Sony Entertainment and CEO and chairman Sony Pictures Entertainment, speaks during an …

Is Kim Jong Un innocent?

NORTH KOREA made no secret of its delight when hackers attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio behind “The Interview”, a film that lampoons …

Statement by Secretary Johnson on the Passage of Critical Cybersecurity Legislation

For Immediate Release<br>DHS Press Office<br>Contact: 202-282-8010<p>Today and all this week, Congress passed four pieces of legislation critical to …

Romanian version of EU cybersecurity directive allows warrantless access to data

Share<p>More than a dozen Romanian non-governmental organizations are protesting new cybersecurity legislation passed by the parliament last week that …