Cybersecurity policies to undergo significant changes in 2021, says tech lawyer - CTech

Cybersecurity policies to undergo significant changes in 2021, says tech lawyer - CTech
Following a clear rise in cybersecurity threats last year, 2021 is set to be a year of change in cyber policy and regulations, and is also expected to continue to reshape the relationship between states and tech giants, said Vered Zlaikha, a partner and the head of Cyber Affairs & Artificial Intelligence practice at Lipa Meir Law firm.

 


Zlaikha, who previously served as the Legal Advisor for Technology and Cybersecurity Affairs at the Israel Defence Forces (2013-2017) and as the Head of International Cyber Policy and Initiatives at the Israel National Cyber Directorate (2017-2019), believes the dynamic atmosphere characterizing the cyber sector at the start of 2021 will ensure some interesting developments in the coming year.

 


"From a global perspective, it seems that 2021 is starting with a dynamic cyber atmosphere and this goes hand in hand with some expected changes in cyber policy and regulations in the U.S. and the EU. The transition to a new administration in the U.S. has been happening at a challenging time for cybersecurity. It was no coincidence that one of the last executive orders by the Trump administration dealt with cybersecurity, probably on the back of the SolarWinds hack. President Joe Biden has stated that his administration will make cybersecurity a top priority at every level of government and also referred to specific steps that will be taken, including strengthening partnerships with the private sector. As reported, Biden has also mentioned lately an 'urgent initiative' to improve resilience in cyberspace.

 



Vered Zlaikha, a partner and the head of Cyber Affairs & Artificial Intelligence practice at Lipa Meir Law firm. Photo: Aya Ben Ezri

 


"I expect this year to bring new strategies, regulations, and partnerships in the U.S., including with the ..