Monthly Archives: March 2011

Accurate Whois data. LEAs, ICANN and registrars

Recently I blogged on the EU-US meeting on cyber crime in Brussels. This discussion was followed up at ICANN in San Francisco this week. Here’s the link to The Register’s report. It’s good to look at both positions carefully. Advertisements

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Anti-phishing covenant “Bankteam” signed

Dutch minister Opstelten, Security & Justice, signed the covenant Banking Team along with the national police, the public prosecutor’s office, National Bank Association and individual banks today. The goal is to work together against cyber crime. No specifics are given … Continue reading

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Review of Cyber war by Richard Clarke

Cyber war. The next threat to national security and what to do about it, by Richard Clarke and Robert Knake. (Harper Collins Publishers, 2010) Let’s strike the word “war” from the title. It’s undoubtedly good for selling numbers, but also … Continue reading

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MSN malware fine OPTA stands up in court

The administrative court in Rotterdam upheld the fine OPTA gave to the first of two MSN malware spreaders in the appeal case brought to the court. The two persons involved installed unsolicited software in MSN of end users on behalf … Continue reading

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A plea for an anti-spam coordination centre

As the Dutch government is on an ever tighter budget since the banksaving operations of 2008 it is merging enforcement and regulatory agencies at a fast pace. It is foreseen that OPTA will merge with the NMA (Competition Authority) and … Continue reading

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EU and cloud computing: costs vs. security?

In a press release of 2 March 2011 DG Information Society makes it known that it supports cloud computing and has awarded some 35 million plus euros to three projects that are to foresee in cloud computing space, software, infrastructure … Continue reading

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ICANN board reaction to RAA recommendations law enforcement

To this link the draft response to the recommendations for the Registration Accreditation Agreement of the ICANN board is attached.

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