World heading toward “permanent cyber war”: France’s cyber chief

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The world is heading towards a “permanent war” in cyberspace, Guillaume Poupard, director general of the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI), has warned. Poupard said cyberattacks of growing frequency and intensity were coming from states which he did not name, as well as criminal and extremist groups.

China data protection tightened in new laws

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China data protection tightened in new laws. Strict new cyber-security legislation is not aimed at limiting foreign companies operating in the country, Chinese officials have said.   The law, due to come into effect on 1 June, bans the collection and sale of users’ personal information. Firms will also have to store user data on servers inside China, and people … Read More

U.S. Consulting Spending Tops $58 billion in 2016

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U.S. companies increased spending on consulting by 7.1% in 2016 as more businesses sought advice on cybersecurity, according to a report by Source Global Research released Tuesday, bringing spending on U.S. management-consulting to $58.7 billion last year.