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  • San Francisco: Evacuation Lifted After California Gas Pipeline Scare

    October 18, 2018

    Emergency crews extinguished a fire burning dangerously close to a Chevron underground natural gas pipeline Thursday and lifted an evacuation order that had forced some 4,000 residents from their homes the night before. Contra Costa County deputy fire chief Lewis Broschard told reporters that all evacuation orders were lifted as of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, about 15 ...

  • EDSO and ENCS commit to lead Europe’s smart grids cyber protection

    October 18, 2018

    The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO) have committed to take active leadership on Europe’s smart grids cyber protection. The organisations took the pledge at their joint smart grid cyber security event held in Brussels, Belgium. At the event, nearly 100 participants explored the challenges of smart grids ...

  • Kandahar Police Chief Raziq Killed In Attack

    October 18, 2018

    Sources say Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq was killed in an attack after a high-profile meeting in Kandahar Thursday afternoon. The incident happened when officials were leaving the governor’s office and while on their way to a helipad. Among those who had been at the meeting was Gen. Austin Scott Miller, Resolute Support Commander and other ...

  • 29 states hit by outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw chicken

    October 18, 2018

    The CDC announced that 92 people in 29 states have been sickened in an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw chicken products. According to the agency, 21 people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. Antibiotic resistance testing showed that the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis is resistant to multiple antibiotics, including common first-line treatments ciprofloxacin and ...

  • FERC Finalizes Cybersecurity Standards for Grid Supply Chain

    October 18, 2018

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved new mandatory reliability standards Thursday to deal with cybersecurity risks to the supply chain management for the U.S. bulk electric system. FERC’s final rule approves standards proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. These critical infrastructure protection (CIP-013-1) standards deal with supply chain risk management for industrial control system ...

  • Aberdeenshire: Farm locked down after mad cow disease found

    October 18, 2018

    A case of BSE, also known as mad cow disease, has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire, the Scottish government has said. Precautionary movement restrictions have been put in place at the farm, while further investigations are carried out to identify the origin of the disease. A statement from the Scottish government has said this is ...

  • Afghan election candidate killed by bomb under office chair

    October 17, 2018

    An Afghan lawmaker contesting this week’s parliamentary elections was among four people killed on Wednesday by a bomb planted under his office chair, officials said, in an attack claimed by Taliban militants. Abdul Jabar Qahraman was killed as he prepared for Saturday’s election, a senior government official said, becoming the 10th candidate killed in the past ...

  • ​Facial recognition tech allows passengers to clear airport security in Shanghai

    October 17, 2018

    Passengers checking into flights at Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport can now use their face to prove their identity thanks to the rollout of facial recognition technology. The airport this week unveiled self-service kiosks for flight and baggage check-in, security clearance, and boarding powered by facial recognition technology. The rollout forms part of an ambitious country-wide rollout of ...

  • GreyEnergy: New malware campaign targets critical infrastructure companies

    October 17, 2018

    The hacking group which took down Ukrainian power grids is systematically targeting critical infrastructure in Ukraine and beyond in what security researchers believe could be cyber espionage and reconnaissance ahead of future attacks. Dubbed GreyEnergy by researchers at ESET, the group is believed to have been active over the last three years and to be linked to ...

  • Experts warn of growing maritime cyber-security threats

    October 17, 2018

    The global maritime industry must do more to protect shipping firms against growing cyber-security threats, experts said yesterday at the opening of a maritime innovation centre. An important first step is to create awareness and encourage the reporting of incidents, said Mr Mark Milford, vice-president in charge of cyber security at Finnish technology firm Wartsila. “There is ...

  • WHO: Ebola in DRC Is Not a Global Health Emergency

    October 17, 2018

    An emergency committee convened by the World Health Organization has decided that the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern. The WHO said Wednesday that 216 cases of Ebola and 139 deaths had been reported, and its International Health Regulations Emergency Committee said the ...

  • How Shodan helps identify ICS cybersecurity vulnerabilities

    October 17, 2018

    An industrial control system is essentially a collection of computers that monitor and control industrial systems. They make the world move and help with everything from food processing to transportation to running the espresso maker at your local Starbucks. The challenge is an industrial control system (ICS) can be readily attacked by advanced persistent threat groups, ...