Are US Hunt Forward operations the Trojan horse for spying on EU networks?

On 15th January, the French newspaper Le Monde published an article highlighting the French confusion about the “Hunt Forward Operation” (HFO), i.e. the active search (and therefore “hunt”) for persons or software that have infiltrated a network to commit illegal actions or “cause damage”. Initially launched in Ukraine in early 2022 to counter hostile actions attributed to Russia, HFOs have also been carried out in EU countries such as Lithuania and Croatia by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog. Continue reading “Are US Hunt Forward operations the Trojan horse for spying on EU networks?”

State-sponsored offensive security is not yet operative, still it is already at stake?

The decree on the State-retaliation to cyber attacks is now a law, but its criticalities have not been resolved during the conversion phase. A ruling from the Supreme Court indirectly highlights them and makes it urgent that the government remedy this paradoxical situation. The analysis by Andrea Monti, adjunct professor of Digital Law in the Digital Marketing degree course at the University of Chieti-Pescara – Initially pubished in Italian by Formiche.net

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How the Italian government’s new offensive power in the cyber sector works

Italy, too, is equipped with a regulatory instrument that allows offensive operations on foreign soil, even without a formally declared state of war. The new normality of international arrangements also requires Italy to speed up the adoption of a comprehensive regulatory framework. The analysis by Andrea Monti, Adjunct Professor of Digital Law at the University of Chieti-Pescara, initially published in Italian by Formiche.net Continue reading “How the Italian government’s new offensive power in the cyber sector works”

State offensive cybersecurity requires an organized regulatory framework

The upcoming Decree Law ‘Aiuti’ seeks to equip Italy with the reactive capacity to cyber attacks. Nevertheless, “Article 37” is only the first step. The analysis by Andrea Monti, professor of Digital Law in the Digital Marketing degree program at the University of Chieti-Pescara. Originally published in Italian on Formiche.net Continue reading “State offensive cybersecurity requires an organized regulatory framework”