Survey shows utilities’ cybersecurity not keeping up with technology

An overwhelming majority (89%) of power and utility executives say their cybersecurity function does not fully meet their organization’s needs, according to the EY Global Information Security Survey 2016-17. That number continues to rise compared with last year (86% in 2015) as companies struggle to manage increased risk from growth in digital and connected devices. … More Survey shows utilities’ cybersecurity not keeping up with technology

China is strengthening its legal framework for the digital economy

Following the adoption of the Cybersecurity Law of China (CSL) on 7 November 2016 by the National People’s Congress (NPC), the legal framework for data protection and cybersecurity continues to be enhanced at a significant pace. In November 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released for consultation a draft Notice on Regulating the … More China is strengthening its legal framework for the digital economy

Incident response: Preparing for and responding to a cyber attack

It’s not a crime to be attacked; you can’t stop being a target. It’s not a crime even to be breached; threats come from many directions and are highly sophisticated. The real problem is not realizing you’ve been breached, and failing to react in a planned and coordinated manner. As many organizations have learned – … More Incident response: Preparing for and responding to a cyber attack

EY Global Information Security Survey 2016-17: cyber resilience – regulatory and legal considerations

Excerpt taken from EY’s 19th Global Information Security Survey 2016-17, Path to cyber resilience: Sense, resist, react. Threats of all kinds continue to evolve, and today’s organizations find that the threat landscape changes and presents new challenges every day. Organizations have learned over decades to defend themselves and respond better, moving from very basic level … More EY Global Information Security Survey 2016-17: cyber resilience – regulatory and legal considerations

Blockchain: five profound legal impacts

By Cornelius Grossmann, EY Global Law Leader The advent of blockchain technology not only has the potential to disrupt entire industries, but raises legal questions that present both risks and opportunities. The pace of disruption and advent of innovative technologies is accelerating and has already triggered a seismic shift across industries. Responding to this disruption … More Blockchain: five profound legal impacts

Digital supply chain: it’s all about that data

The volume of data is skyrocketing as diverse data sources, processes and systems show unprecedented growth. Companies are trying to capture and store everything, without first establishing the data’s business utility. The fact is, technology is enabling this proliferating data complexity — continuing to ignore the need for an enterprise data strategy and information management … More Digital supply chain: it’s all about that data

Accelerating the 3D printing journey: quality and IP considerations

The following excerpt is taken from EY report: If 3D printing has changed the industries of tomorrow, how can your organization get ready today? The trends, sector use cases and steps to accelerate your 3D printing journey. With current laws clearly out of sync with the rapidly emerging technology behind 3D printing (3DP), there are … More Accelerating the 3D printing journey: quality and IP considerations

When is privacy not something to keep quiet about? New EU privacy rules are on the way

Technology advancements have fundamentally altered how organizations collect, use and manage data. In light of this, in 2012 the European Commission embarked on a process to both update, simplify and bolster privacy regulations, and allow EU residents to resume control over their personal data. The culmination of these efforts is the General Data Protection Regulation … More When is privacy not something to keep quiet about? New EU privacy rules are on the way

Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the connection of devices — any devices — to the Internet using embedded, software and sensors to communicate, collect and exchange data with one another. With IoT, the world is wide open, offering a virtually endless array of opportunities and connections at home, at work or at play. However, … More Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

Legal disruption in a blockchain-enabled world

While the internet is a world-changing medium for information exchange, blockchain is the first native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. EY’s analysis of blockchain suggests it may have the most impactful potential of the entire portfolio of disruptive technologies that are now emerging. But it also has the most obstacles to success, ranging from … More Legal disruption in a blockchain-enabled world