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 …

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 …

Superbugs kill 33,000 in Europe each year, says study

A study by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) estimates that around 33,000 people in the EU die each year after becoming infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The analysis, published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, warned that the burden of Read More …

EDSO and ENCS commit to lead Europe’s smart grids cyber protection

The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO) have committed to take active leadership on Europe’s smart grids cyber protection. The organisations took the pledge at their joint smart grid cyber security Read More …

Measles epidemic in Europe hits record high, World Health Organisation warns

The measles epidemic sweeping Europe has reached an eight-year high, with more than 41,000 cases reported in the first six months of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. This far-exceeds the end of year totals from every other year this decade Read More …