One more time, a new round started today in Belgium between Flemish and Walloons… (I don’t want to start a new political debate here: I’m living in the “French” side of Belgium and working in the “Dutch” side without problems. I try to speak in Dutch and my colleagues understand
In Germany, data retention is already in place for communication channels such phone calls, Internet access and e-mails. A recent survey (German document) demonstrated that German citizens are aware about the way there private data are logged and changed their behavior in this way. Read comments about this survey here.
The Belgian law does not allow personal data (names, pictures, addresses, …) to be published online without the formal acceptance of the owner (Private life protection law). A few weeks ago, my youngest daughter visited a farm with her school and teachers took pictures. They would like to publish a
The KUL is the first European university to set up a partnership with the SANS Institute. The goal is to train the students to be more focussed on security during the development of new applications. Programmers are very good in writing applications but, unfortunately, are not aware of security issues.
According to Datanews, A federal project in Belgium to fight online criminality will start soon. Something like a “National Security Agency“? This project exists since… 2005! The article is here. BTW, nsa.be is already registered by a ex-colleague/friend! He has maybe a good opportunity to get some â‚¬â‚¬â‚¬ 😉
The Belgian Authorities will soon start an information campaign about “safe surf on the Internet” . Prevention messages will be broadcasted on well known websites and radios. It is a nice initiative. Helas, security professionals know that the weakest element will always remain the end user. User education is important
For the 4th time, a Belgian police website has been defaced last weekend (news in French). That leads me to several questions… In Belgium, there are several (196!) Police zones and Federal police services. I can totally understand that those services does not have the same needs in terms of
Good initiative from the Belgian banks: A campaign will start soon to warn the end-users about risks of financial fraud on the Internet (in association with Febelfin (FÃ©dÃ©ration belge du secteur financier), the FCCU (Federal Computer Crime Unit) and the CBFA (Commission bancaire, financiÃ¨re et des assurances). The banks will