Major vulnerability patched in the EU’s eIDAS authentication system

European authorities have released today a patch for the eIDAS system. The patch fixes two security flaws that could allow an attacker to pose as any EU citizen or business during official transactions. eIDAS stands for electronic IDentification, Authentication and trust Services. It is a Read More …

Questions and Answers – EU Cybersecurity

What has the EU done so far to reinforce cybersecurity? The EU has now a range of instruments to protect electronic communications networks, including the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive), the EU Cybersecurity Act, and the new telecoms rules. The Directive Read More …

EU and U.S. hold Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Capacity Building Dialogue

The European Union and the United States of America held a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Capacity Building Dialogue on May 14-15, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium, to coordinate efforts in reducing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) threats and strengthen Read More …

The EU strengthens rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing

Today, the Council adopted two important priority files under the Security Union which strengthen EU rules on explosives precursors and facilitate law-enforcement access to financial information. The reinforced rules on explosives precursors will ensure stronger safeguards and controls, including online, Read More …

The European Commission has adopted new measures to improve aviation security in the European Union

On 23 January 2019, the European Commission adopted an Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 as regards clarification, harmonisation and simplification as well as strengthening of certain specific aviation security measures. The amendments concern measures in the areas of airport security, Read More …

Drone jamming system to protect European airports, public spaces

‘There are some who are using them for criminal acts. For example, drones are being used to smuggle drugs, telephones or other stuff into prisons. That is a very specific use case where the pilot is deliberately breaking the rules. Read More …

IATA Urges EU, UK to Take Immediate Precautionary Actions Ahead of Brexit

In efforts to minimize any potential Brexit backlash, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the UK and the EU to take immediate actions to ensure the uninterrupted continuation of air connectivity, safety and security, and efficient border management before the UK exits Read More …