About the Review

Welcome to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Review website.

Today’s interdependent and interconnected world requires joint efforts and holistic approaches to the growing number of attacks against critical infrastructure assets, which have increasingly become a necessity in order to address ever-evolving convergent threats to our economy, security and well-being.

Delta Business Media announces the debut of Critical Infrastructure Protection Review, the go-to destination for the latest news, insights and expert knowledge, which will assist governments, and the public and private sectors to improve the security and resilience of vital critical infrastructures and strengthen their preparedness to recover from the physical and cyber attacks.

With an initial subscriber base encompassing key decision makers and professionals from the defence, law enforcement, transportation, energy, banking, telecommunication and other critical sectors, the publishers aim to enhance cooperation and provide an effective information-sharing platform, which will engage top-security leaders through news, articles and events.

Subscribe to the magazine and newsletter

Top News

  • Medicare data leaks, but who was breached?

    July 4, 2017

    Medicare numbers in Australia became a lot less useful as a proof-of-identity, with the Australian Federal Police investigating how an unknown number of records ended up for sale on a Tor site. The report first surfaced via The Guardian’s Australian site, with journalist Paul Farrell reporting he purchased his own record for around AU$30 on the ...

  • UK test centre for Government’s cyber security rules

    July 4, 2017

    The UK Government’s Cyber Essentials programme, which is designed to protect organisations from cyber security threats, is now mandatory for suppliers of Government contracts, which involve handling personal information, and providing ICT products and services. TÜV SÜD United Kingdom has achieved Certified Body status for test and validation of IT systems. tHE Cyber Essentials programme is also ...

  • Researchers Find BlackEnergy APT Links in ExPetr Code

    July 3, 2017

    Researchers have found links between the BlackEnergy APT group and threat actors behind the ExPetr malware used in last month’s global attacks. According to researchers at Kaspersky Lab, there are strong similarities between older versions of BlackEnergy’s KillDisk ransomware compared to ExPetr code. Parallels were first identified in targeted extensions used by both BlackEnergy and ExPetr, ...

  • Intel AMT bug bit Siemens industrial PCs

    July 3, 2017

    You don’t need state-sponsored hackers to crack industrial control systems, just an empty Intel AMT login – something Siemens started patching against last week. The bug in Intel’s Active Management Technology emerged in June. It allowed a user to exploit AMT features with an empty login string, and has been shipping in processors since 2010. In Siemens’s ...

  • Pilots warn of air ‘disaster’ after drone forces flights to divert at Gatwick

    July 3, 2017

    Pilots have warned of a “disaster” unless drones are subjected to tougher regulation. The warning from the British Airline Pilots’ Association comes as the runway at Gatwick Airport was closed for parts of Sunday evening over fears for safety. EasyJet and British Airways were among airlines affected by the disruption. A spokesman for Gatwick Airport said: “Due to ...

  • Vietnam seeks EU smart city know-how

    July 1, 2017

    Ho Chi Minh City requires Europe’s experience and solutions to create smart cities, a conference heard on June 30. Speaking at the “Cyber security, Internet of Things and Connected Services towards a smart city” conference, organised by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham), Vo Quang Hue, vice chairman of EuroCham, said: “The Smart Cities ...

  • U.S. warns businesses of hacking campaign against nuclear, energy firms

    July 1, 2017

    The U.S government warned industrial firms this week about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, the latest event to highlight the power industry’s vulnerability to cyber attacks. Since at least May, hackers used tainted “phishing” emails to “harvest credentials” so they could gain access to networks of their targets, according to a joint ...

  • Great need to ‘improve’ the cyber security in industrial control systems

    June 30, 2017

    There is a pressing need to improve cyber security in industrial control system (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could impact critical national infrastructure concludes CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry. This is based on a report, which highlighted a number of challenges and suggests that more technical security testing has ...

  • Glasgow terror attack transformed flying forever

    June 30, 2017

    The failed terrorist attack on Glasgow Airport ten years ago was a watershed in terminal security that has permanently changed the way we fly. Initial shock at the unprecedented assault on a Scottish airport was swiftly followed by far-reaching measures that were copied across the globe. Glasgow’s terminal re-opened just 24 hours after two men crashed a ...

  • Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport improves in security measures with new device

    June 30, 2017

    stanbul’s Atatürk Airport has started using a new generation explosives detection system known as ClearScan on a trial basis. The high-throughput explosives detection system is capable of detecting solid, liquid or layer explosives and is designed to meet new regulatory and operational requirements for screening cabin bags. It was installed in response to the recent security measures ...

  • Telco national security Bill should pass after clarifications: Intelligence Committee

    June 30, 2017

    The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill is set to be waved through Australian Parliament with a bipartisan report stating that after a number of clarifications, it should become law. The Bill forces telco carriers and carriage service providers (CSPs) to “do their best” to protect their networks from unauthorised access or interference for the purpose ...

  • Large–Scale Vehicle–Borne Improvised Explosive Device Testing

    June 29, 2017

    In July of 2016, a refrigerator truck packed with explosives detonated next to a crowded apartment block in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood. The blast killed 323 people and was one of the worst Vehicle–Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED also known as car bombs) attacks ever recorded.  On May 30, 2017, a VBIED in a tanker truck ...

  • DHS Has Fully Implemented Its Chemical Security Expedited Approval Program, and Participation to Date Has Been Limited

    June 29, 2017

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fully implemented the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Expedited Approval Program in June 2015 and reported to Congress on the program in August 2016, as required by the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 (CFATS Act of 2014). DHS’s expedited program guidance identifies specific ...

  • Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack

    June 29, 2017

    Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry. About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, with ships and ports acting as the arteries of the ...