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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.

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 a 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.

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Top News

  • NHS Digital reveals £20m new cyber security centre

    November 27, 2017

    The NHS has revealed a major investment in its cybersecurity protection as it looks to remain safe from the latest online threats. NHS Digital has today unveiled a new £20m Security Operations Centre aimed at improving the service’s online protection across the country. The centre will include what NHS Digital said would be, ‘a national, near real-time monitoring and ...

  • Autumn 2017 edition of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Review magazine is now available to read online and in print

    November 27, 2017

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from Argonne National Laboratory, TNO, Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Joint Multinational Readiness Center and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Critical Infrastructure Protection Review Autumn 2017 contents pages  or subscribe here. We would like to thank all ...

  • Department of Social Services says it has contained data breach ‘vulnerability’

    November 27, 2017

    The Australian Department of Social Services (DSS) has confirmed the third-party breach of its previous credit card management system, with data reportedly exposed by Business Information Services over an 11-year period containing the names, usernames, work phone numbers, work email addresses, and system passwords of department employees. As first reported by the Guardian, DSS CFO Scott Dilley had ...

  • OLAF funds airplane scanner at Zaventem Airport

    November 27, 2017

    Thanks to financial support from the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Brussels Airport will now become even more efficient in fighting smuggling, having acquired a state-of-the-art scanner van, able to X-ray airplanes. The scanner will be particularly used to detect trafficked cigarettes as well as narcotic products, which are not only illegal, but harmful for the ...

  • Drones to tackle traffic and deliver medical supplies in UK cities

    November 27, 2017

    Fleets of civilian drones could soon dart through the skies of UK cities, delivering urgent medical supplies, easing traffic congestion and helping emergency services, according to a Government-backed scheme. Local authorities are being asked to help come up with suggestions for how drones can “meet the needs and realities of urban life”, as use of the ...

  • A cybersecurity checklist for industrial, mining or oil and gas systems

    November 26, 2017

    Mining and oil and gas companies not only face threats from cybercriminals hoping to gain financially but may also be targeted by “hacktivists” who want to make a political or environmental point, says Yogen Appalraju, EY Canada’s cybersecurity leader. He said companies can ward off such attacks but the checklist they must follow is long and ...

  • Dozens injured after deadly explosion in Chinese port city Ningbo

    November 26, 2017

    At least two people are dead and 30 injured after an explosion in the Chinese port city of Ningbo. The blast was at a factory in a district on the Yong River at about 8.55am on Sunday, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Read more… Source: Sky News  

  • Airservices calls on partners for IT security services overhaul

    November 24, 2017

    Australia’s Government-owned air traffic control provider, Airservices, has put a call out to local IT providers to help it scope out new ways of delivering security monitoring and management operations across its IT systems and networks. Airservices Australia is the nation’s air navigation service provider, delivering the air navigation and aviation rescue firefighting services to the ...

  • UK emergency services get major mobile upgrade

    November 24, 2017

    The UK’s emergency services are set to benefit from a major upgrade in their communications network. The Home Office has revealed that it has contracted Samsung to supply and upgrade the smartphones and all other accessories used by the police, fire, ambulance and other public safety users across the UK. Under the terms of the deal, Samsung will provide ...

  • Egypt mosque attack: Hundreds killed in bomb and gun assault

    November 24, 2017

    At least 235 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a suspected Islamic State bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt. The country’s government has declared three days of mourning following the assault on al-Rawdah mosque on Friday afternoon – one of the deadliest attacks in Egypt’s modern history – which has ...