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Europol renewed efforts against cybercrime

Europol announced today the signature of a knowledge sharing partnership with the global security company BT. The necessity of partnerships between public authorities and business is pivotal to the fight against cybercrime. Europol and BT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting standards for the sharing of threat intelligence and for the exchange of information on emerging security and industry best practices.

The Europol's press released is available here
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Thailand looks forward to adopting a cryptocurrency regulation

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared its intention to regulate crypto-currencies and initial coin offerings by the end of June, Reuters reports. Meanwhile, a decree adopt-ed on Monday recognizes the SEC as the authority in charge of regulating digital assets. The decree requires sellers and operators of such assets to register with the SEC within 90 days.

Find the Reuters' related news here
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Most common emails' encryption systems are not effective

A team of European researchers from the German Universities of Muenster and Bochum and the Belgian University of Leuven found that the common email encryption systems PGP and S/MIME may be easily hacked. The team experts underlined a lack of reliable solutions to this problem and invited users to disable and uninstall such systems.

Details on the research are published by EFAIL here
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Vulnerability mechanisms are as precise as a random choice

A report on remediation strategies against e-vulnerabilities issued by the cyber-risk firm Kenna Security and the Cyentia Institute indicates that their effectiveness would be simply fortuitous. This study is based on a five years analysis of historical vulnerability data and considers millions of data. One of the conclusions of the study suggests that the most current approaches to prevent and secure vulnerabil-ities may be even less effective than addressing vulnerabilities randomly. The study also points out that the rate of vulnerabilities is sharply increasing where the number of vulnerabilities to be ad-dressed by a business daily has more than doubled between 2016 and 2017.

A summary of the report is available here
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Google presents its data privacy progress

William Malcolm, the Director of privacy legal EMEA at Google, has explained how hard the tech giant is working to comply with the GDPR. His post underlines that Google’s new privacy policy is aimed at increasing transparency where the company has adopted a "user-friendly" explanation of the data collection practice and empowers users to effectively control the use of their data. Users can now check their privacy status more effectively, choose which of their action can be stored in their account, control which data the company is collecting and exercise the right to deletion. Mal-colm’s post also touches other important topics such as the children’s online privacy.

Find Google's new blog post here