European Union: Regulation UE 2019/452 On Foreign Direct Investment Comes Into Application

As of yesterday, 11 October 2020, the EU Regulation 2019/452 of 19 March 2019 (“Regulation”) on the control of foreign direct investment is directly applicable in Italy. The aim of the Regulation is to establish a common system among Member Read More …

$500 million water infrastructure investment planned for Michigan

Michigan plans to spend $500 million on improving the state’s water infrastructure. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced MI Clean Water on Oct. 1, saying that it’s a step in the right direction after, “decades of underinvestment in Michigan’s infrastructure.” “The MI Read More …

Strategic investment to secure smart factories

Security is undergoing a digital transformation in the manufacturing industry. As the fusion of the cyber world and the physical world progresses, various security issues are mounting. Manufacturing executives must view security as a management issue, not as a system Read More …

White House announces billion dollar investment in AI and quantum computing

The United States government and private sector partners are joining forces (and funds) to propel the country’s artificial intelligence (AI) research forward, in a bid to stay competitive in the global market, the Wall Street Journal has reported. According to Read More …

DARPA Investing in Encryption to Secure “Internet of Things”

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking information on ways to secure billions of internet-connected devices against futuristic code-breaking tools, according to an Aug. 11 sources-sought notice. DARPA officials envision a not-too-distant future in which billions, perhaps trillions, Read More …

“Third party failures can cost companies as much as £783 million per incident” reports Deloitte

ONE-IN-TWO companies believe the cost of a third party risk incident – such as a supply chain failure, a data privacy breach or some form of disruption to IT services – has at least doubled in the past five years. Read More …

US ports get security boost from 2020 grant program

More than 30 U.S. ports will receive federal funding to protect critical port infrastructure from threats as part of the 2020 Port Security Grant Program, government officials said this week. The grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Read More …