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Internet Gov Weekly Brief (W19Y19)

Internet Gov Weekly Brief (W19Y19)

Internet Gov Weekly Brief : Nation-state cyber-attacks on the rise; Western allies agree 5G security guidelines; Baltimore city gov hits by Ransomware; Two Israelis Arrested in Global ‘Dark’ Internet Probe; US NTIA Chief resigns; India warns WTO about EU’s proposal for e-commerce rules; Singapore’s parliament votes anti fake news law; Huawei to invest US$100 million in Chile…

CYBERSECURITY – CYBER-ATTCKS

« Cyberattacks by nation states and parties affiliated with them represented 23% of data breaches, up from 12% in 2018 and 19% in 2017, according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)…” https://www.zdnet.com/article/nation-state-actors-affiliates-behind-increasing-amount-of-data-breaches/

« Global security officials agreed a set of proposals on Friday for future 5G networks, highlighting concerns about equipment supplied by vendors that might be subject to state influence…” https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/western-allies-agree-5g-security-guidelines-1739296

« Baltimore city government computers were infected with ransomware Tuesday, the mayor’s office said, the second time in just over a year that hackers demanding payment disrupted the city’s technology systems….” https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-ci-it-outage-20190507-story.html

« Two Israelis have been arrested on suspicion of setting up a “dark” Internet site that was used to buy weapons, drugs and stolen credit cards, Israeli police said on Tuesday…” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-crime-israel/two-israelis-arrested-in-global-dark-internet-probe-idUSKCN1SD0ZM

CYBER POLITICS

« National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) chief David Redl resigned abruptly from his position on Thursday, officials confirmed. Redl has been at the helm of the NTIA, the body tasked with advising the Trump administration’s telecom policy within the Department of Commerce, since November 2017….” https://thehill.com/policy/technology/442943-ntia-chief-david-redl-resigns

DIGITAL ECONOMY

“India’s permanent representative at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) J S Deepak has conveyed New Delhi’s reservations to the world body over the European Union’s (EU) proposal to create new e-commerce rules, arguing that the proposed high standards could decimate the WTO goods and services tariff rules, impacting its domestic industry and job creation…” https://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/e-commerce-policy/india-apprehensive-about-eu-proposal-on-e-com-rules-at-wto-249178-newsdetails.htm

FAKE NEWS

After an intense debate, Singapore’s parliament has passed a sweeping “anti-fake news” bill despite concerns raised by journalists, academics and global technology companies over free speech and abuse of power…” https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/singapore-passes-law-police-fake-news-concerns-190509000809073.html

INFRASTRUCTURE

« Chinese tech giant, Huawei, intends to invest over US$100 million in Chile. According to the company, everything is in motion to develop cloud storage infrastructure in the South American tech hub in the next three to five years…” https://www.contxto.com/en/chile/huawei-invests-us100-million-in-chiles-internet-infrastructure/

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