Gone are the days when the worst thing on the Internet to be afraid of was a pesky virus. The current highly sophisticated malware looks for software vulnerabilities which can result in fatal damage to the opponent’s entire computer network.
Unsecure Internet of Things devices and networks are increasingly problematic for the security of IT networks, telecommunications and the internet. EU regulation is lagging behind. A new US Bill may serve as an example of how to address this situation.
On 28 June 2012 the Dutch Safety Board published a report on the ‘DigiNotar incident’, in which it concludes that the public executives of many government agencies in the Netherlands do not exercise sufficient control to ensure proper digital security.