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Zero Trust: shifting the security architecture paradigm

As cyber threats grow in sophistication, traditional security measures are becoming inadequate. The Zero Trust model addresses these challenges by ensuring security at every level of interaction. With its adoption becoming a global trend, governments are driving its take up. Our latest white paper explores Zero Trust, its benefits, challenges, and why government support isContinue reading “Zero Trust: shifting the security architecture paradigm”

Secure-by-design: Cybersecurity, IoT and the role of regulation

Security in technology is a double-edged sword for consumers and providers. It’s supposed to be a driver for technological progress. But consumers’ lack of confidence in security can make them slow to adopt new technologies. The secure-by-design (SBD) approach seeks to address this issue and to help build a technology ecosystem where consumers can feelContinue reading “Secure-by-design: Cybersecurity, IoT and the role of regulation”

Axon shares broadband universalisation strategy knowledge at ITU Policy and Economics Colloquium IPEC 2022

Axon recently attended the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Policy and Economic Colloquium for the Americas IPEC. This Colloquium was organized by the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) in close collaboration with the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico. The ITU AMERICAS IPEC 2022 Regional Economic Dialogue focused on policy, economic and financial approaches for digitalContinue reading “Axon shares broadband universalisation strategy knowledge at ITU Policy and Economics Colloquium IPEC 2022”

IPv6: Benefits and best practices of public policies

“Lack of IPv4 addresses is threatening the future of the Internet, however, IPv6 delivers the long-term remedy. Our study explains how and what actions policy makers are taking in order to increase its penetration.”  IP protocol is one of the main building blocks of the Internet by enabling communication between all kinds of connected devices.Continue reading “IPv6: Benefits and best practices of public policies”

Regulating `Big Tech´ & current initiatives in key jurisdictions

The Big Tech companies have grown at an astronomic pace over the last decade, becoming vital enablers in both our private and professional lives. Particularly the US tech giants have redefined digital economy through extremely popular proprietary products and services, and unassailable network economies. On the flipside, their outsized market power and immense influence onContinue reading “Regulating `Big Tech´ & current initiatives in key jurisdictions”

State-backed investors in the EU: the new rules of the game

On 5 May 2021, the European Commission published its proposal for a Regulation ‘on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market’, which is expected to affect EU acquisitions by foreign state-backed entities and their participation in EU public tenders. Axon’s experts analyse the EC’s proposal and provide a snapshot of this new screening mechanism and howContinue reading “State-backed investors in the EU: the new rules of the game”

The European Commission’s proposed AI Act: a global regulatory paradigm?

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business is increasingly prevalent and disruptive. According to a recent study, up to 7% of all SMEs and 24% of all large companies in the EU were using some form of AI in 2020. This is a vast number of businesses and will only increase as the technologyContinue reading “The European Commission’s proposed AI Act: a global regulatory paradigm?”

Regulating AI: An EU first with more to follow?

On 21 April, the European Commission published a long-awaited draft regulation with harmonized rules on Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is not just an EU first: its effects are bound to spill outside of EU borders, both jurisdictionally and as a precedent other countries may emulate eventually. The proposal defines AI and recognises its power as an importantContinue reading “Regulating AI: An EU first with more to follow?”

Role of regulators in the digital ecosystem

Today’s digital ecosystem is transforming citizens’ lives and boosting every sector of the economy. Such an ecosystem – comprised of digital infrastructures, platforms, applications, and ultimately users – is bringing countless benefits to the society and helping to build a better future for us all. It has become an essential means of improving the qualityContinue reading “Role of regulators in the digital ecosystem”

Axon Research: A collaborative approach to national cybersecurity

Information sharing initiatives are proven to be effective in achieving a nationally secure cyber space, whether industry-based, cross industry, or internationally. But putting together an information sharing program is not necessarily a simple job, and as such the governments of many developing countries are still not putting such initiatives into practice. In this article weContinue reading “Axon Research: A collaborative approach to national cybersecurity”

Axon Research: The EC’s updated cybersecurity package

Cybersecurity is rising high on the European agenda, with incidents like the SolarWinds hack offering free publicity for the cause. On 16 December 2020, the Commission unveiled a new EU cybersecurity package with several policy and legislative measures, including a new EU cybersecurity strategy document, two draft Directives and a report on EU progress madeContinue reading “Axon Research: The EC’s updated cybersecurity package”

Axon Research: Untangling the wires

Implementation of Art. 61(3) EECC and wholesale access obligations beyond SMP determination In this article, we discuss the main features of Article 61(3) EECC and provide a critical assessment of how the BEREC’s Draft Guidelines are expected to assist NRAs implementing the new provisions. The Draft Guidelines, although generally helpful, provide NRAs with a challengingContinue reading “Axon Research: Untangling the wires”