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  • Airbus and Atos awarded major cyber security contract to protect key EU institutions

    October 8, 2018

    Airbus Defence and Space — through its Airbus CyberSecurity unit — and Atos, as coprime entity, have been selected by the Council of the European Union to provide cyber security expertise, products, services and solutions to help protect the IT systems of 17 European institutions, services and agencies. This ‘framework contract’ makes the consortium, in which Airbus Defence ...

  • The UK is practicing cyberattacks that could black out Moscow

    October 7, 2018

    British defense officials say they have practiced cyber war games that could shut off electricity in Russia’s capital, the Sunday Times (paywall) reports. The measures are part of a wider range of strategies to hit back at an increasingly assertive Russia—accused of interfering with US elections, cyberattacks on Western targets, and poisoning a former spy on UK soil—without resorting ...

  • UN: IED casualties reach ‘extreme levels’ in Afghanistan

    October 7, 2018

    The United Nations on Sunday called on militants in Afghanistan to stop using improvised explosive devices in civilian areas, after it documented a sharp rise in civilian casualties caused by the explosives this year. “The killing and maiming of Afghan civilians by improvised explosive devises, particularly suicide devices, has reached extreme levels in Afghanistan,” the U.N. ...

  • DR Congo oil tanker collision leaves at least 50 dead

    October 6, 2018

    At least 50 people have died after an oil tanker collided with a car on a major road in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The incident occurred near the city of Kisantu, between the capital Kinshasa and the port of Matadi. One hundred people suffered second-degree burns, Atou Matabuana, the governor of Kongo Central ...

  • G20 experts stage a fake superbug pandemic to test how the world would react to a deadly outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant disease

    October 5, 2018

    Health experts from around the world yesterday tested how they would cope if there was a global pandemic of an antibiotic-resistant superbug. Leaders from the G20 countries gathered in Argentina for a simulation which checked their ability to deal with a crisis caused by a fast-spreading infection. A fictional outbreak of E. coli, a nasty bug that ...

  • SA: Inquiry to probe Kempton Park train crash in which 320 were injured

    October 5, 2018

    A board of inquiry would be instituted to probe Thursday night’s train crash at the Van Riebeek Park station near Kempton Park which resulted in over 300 injuries, Metrorail said. In a statement late on Thursday, the state-owned railway company confirmed: “Metrorail train 0659 travelling from Johannesburg Park Station to Pretoria collided from the rear end ...

  • Bug bounty scheme uncovers 150 vulnerabilities in US Marine Corps websites

    October 4, 2018

    Nearly 150 security vulnerabilities have been discovered in US Marine Corps websites and related services during a bug bounty challenge that saw ethical hackers awarded over $150,000. Hack The Marine Corps is the sixth public bounty program by the US Department of Defense (DoD) and bug bounty platform HackerOne. More than 100 ethical hackers took part ...

  • Russia ‘tried to hack Foreign Office’, says British diplomat

    October 4, 2018

    Russian cyber intelligence officers tried to hack the UK’s Foreign Office, a British diplomat has said. Peter Wilson, the UK ambassador in The Hague, said Russian intelligence officers tried to compromise Foreign Office systems with an attack in March. The accusation comes after Dutch security services said they expelled four Russians over a cyber plot against the global chemical ...

  • Nigeria: Ministry trains 40 armed forces, para-military personnel on disease outbreaks

    October 4, 2018

    The Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Programme  (MODHIP) has trained 40 armed forces and para-military health personnel on diseases outbreak investigation and management. Speaking during the training yesterday in Abuja, Director General of the Defence Health Implementation Programme, Brigadier General Nuruddeen Hussain, said that the training was aimed at building the capacity of armed forces and ...

  • US to offer cyberwar capabilities to NATO allies

    October 4, 2018

    Acting to counter Russia’s aggressive use of cyberattacks across Europe and around the world, the U.S. is expected to announce that, if asked, it will use its formidable cyberwarfare capabilities on NATO’s behalf, according to a senior U.S. official. The announcement is expected in the coming days as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a meeting of NATO defense ministers ...

  • DHS Warns of Cybersecurity Threats to Agriculture Industry

    October 4, 2018

    A new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security called Threats to Precision Agriculture warns against the cybersecurity risks faced by the emerging technologies being adopted by the agricultural industry. Known as “precision agriculture,” the technologies include internet of things (IoT) devices such as remote sensors and global position systems (GPS) and the communications ...

  • Major drive to devise ‘gold standard’ response to chemical or nuclear emergency

    October 3, 2018

    UK-based experts are spearheading a major drive to revolutionise the response to a large-scale chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear incident. A team led by researchers from Loughborough University is developing a number of advanced methods to help emergency services around the world tackle a CBRN (chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear) attack or accident. The new tools include ...


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