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Banking on IT

By Christian McDermott, Calum Docherty, Stuart Davis and Anne Mainwaring The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published its consultation document on security measures for operational and security risks under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The WannaCry ransomware attack that swept across the globe last week revealed the destructive and indiscriminate nature of cyber threats. It attacked … Continue Reading

Latest Ransomware Attack: Is Your Arbitration Cyber-ready?

By Sophie Lamb and Samuel Pape The latest global ‘WannaCry’ attack has again brought to the fore the need for sovereign and private parties to have in place adequate cyber-security measures and response plans to deal with cyber-attacks, including in the context of international arbitration.  As attackers are becoming increasingly resourceful in their ability to … Continue Reading

Cyber Security Issues in Arbitration

By Jennifer Archie and Hanna Roos  Cyber security breaches are now an everyday reality permeating all aspects of business and private life, including the world of international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. These breaches can relate to the subject matter of the dispute, communications between parties and their counsel or between tribunal members, or the … Continue Reading

Senior MP Calls for Regulatory Crackdown on Banks’ IT Systems: 3 Things You Can do to Prepare

By Gail Crawford and Christian McDermott The recent cyberattack on Tesco Bank’s IT systems has prompted Rt Hon. Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, to call on regulators to take action against vulnerable bank IT systems: “Making sure that banks improve their IT systems, and their resilience to cybercrime, is also a responsibility … Continue Reading

China Issues Its First Network Security Law

By Lex Kuo, Hui Xu, Gail Crawford, Jennifer Archie and Serrin Turner The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has introduced China’s first and comprehensive Network Security Law (also referred to as Cybersecurity Law). The law will have far-reaching implications for parties that utilize the internet and … Continue Reading

Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks

By Jennifer C. Archie, Gail Crawford, Andrew Moyle, Serrin A. Turner, and Brian Meenagh Hacking of organisations’ systems is becoming increasingly commonplace, even with advancements in security practices. To mitigate risk, a company must have an enterprise-level, cross-functional incident response plan that is rehearsed and practiced. In the event of an incident a company with … Continue Reading
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