Category Archives: Cyber security

Windows XP termination. Who should lead the final transition?

Not long after the message that Microsoft will stop updating Windows XP from 8 April onwards, after extending it beyond the regular life cycle for over a year already, came the soothing message that malware will be monitored for another … Continue reading

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Mobile threats and Android: What does this tell us?

If it is true that mobile malware targets Android nearly exclusively, what does this tell the world? Here’s the link to the article I found based on the new Kasperski report. This report claims that 99,9% of mobile malware targets … Continue reading

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Netherlands keeps spewing malware. A call for action!

On Webwereld an article was published (click here) following a new Kaspersky malware report (click here) Q1-2013. Nothing new was mentioned here. The Netherlands remains the number 3 as far as sending malware from Dutch servers is concerned. At the … Continue reading

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ICANN and the GAC: a new role is needed

Syracuse University professor Milton Mueller published a blog under the title “Will the GAC go away if the Board doesn’t follow its advice?” (click here). Having been to a, very limited, number of ICANN meetings on behalf of law enforcement … Continue reading

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Breaking down silos, or cooperation in all things cyber

“We need to break down silos”, is a phrase often heard in national and international meetings around cyber security and enforcing cyber crime. So it is no coincidence that at the upcoming NLIGF (Netherlands Internet Governance Forum), the IGF, but … Continue reading

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How will banks ensure the safety of our money? Ddos attacks on NL banks

This week bank costumers of The Netherlands were shocked when they realised that online banking may not be as safe as they thought. Perhaps some were surprised to hear that what they think is money, is nothing but digits, something … Continue reading

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Every country needs a centralised digital incident reporting centre: the digital 112 (or 911)

More and more incidents on and around the Internet make headlining news. In a general fashion these can be categorised as “ordinary” criminality and hacks of computer systems, e.g. by so called hacktivists and criminals, but more often also by … Continue reading

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