Are we safe in the current digital environment? Is the EU regulation sufficent enough to respond to recent security threats?  Society is transforming at great speed through digitalisation. Many more opportunities are available with the growing ‘internet of things’. Networks are enabling greater connectivity with numerous devices offering speed, effectiveness and possibilities. However, underlying this myriad of new opporunities lies a catch : security. Hackers are abusing the hugeness and anonymity of internet to pursue geopolitical aims or financial objectives ranging from spying to encrypting private data for monetary gains. The complexity and scale of increasing cybersecurity incidents are growing, as is their impact on the economy and society. Governments, institutions, businesses and citizens alike are equally concerned. How safe are users and how effective is the regulation?