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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.

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  • Siemens Patches Vulnerabilities in SIMATIC CP, XHQ

    June 23, 2017

    Siemens patched two vulnerabilities in products commonly found in industrial control system setups this week. If exploited the flaws could allow an attacker to perform administrative actions or gain read access to sensitive data on affected systems. Siemens patched one issue (.PDF) on Tuesday and the other on Thursday (.PDF) this week. ICS-CERT, the Department of ...

  • Virgin Media tells 800,000 users to change passwords over hub hacking risk

    June 23, 2017

    Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it. Virgin Media said the risk to customers with a Super Hub 2 router was small, but advised them to change both their network and router passwords if they were ...

  • Pakistan: 11 dead after car bomb near police chief’s office in Quetta

    June 23, 2017

    A powerful car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday has killed 11 people and wounded 20, officials said. The explosion near the police chief’s office in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, was powerful enough that it was heard across the city, shattering windows of nearby buildings, said ...

  • Cyber security ‘as important as physical security’

    June 23, 2017

    A key figure in American business has urged all companies to take the cyber security threat more seriously after chastising his own accountant for paying a ransomware demand. Jorge Fernandez, VP global commerce for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, said it is time that firms took the same care in cyberspace as they do when installing physical ...

  • FBI investigating officer’s stabbing at Flint airport as terrorism

    June 22, 2017

    A Canadian man yelled “Allahu akbar” before he allegedly stabbed a police officer at the Flint, Michigan, airport in what the FBI is investigating as a terrorist act, officials said. Amor Ftouhi, 50, was charged with violence at an international airport, acting US Attorney Daniel Lemisch said in a statement. Ftouhi is accused of stabbing Lt. ...

  • Breach at UK.gov’s Cyber Essentials scheme exposes users to phishing attacks

    June 21, 2017

    The operation behind the UK government’s Cyber Essentials scheme has suffered a breach exposing the email addresses of registered consultancies, it told them today. The scheme’s badges are required by all suppliers bidding for “certain sensitive and personal information-handling contracts”. Companies were notified of the problem, which leaves them at greater risk of phishing attack, through ...

  • €4.3m stolen in cyber attack on Meath council returned in full

    June 21, 2017

    Meath County Council yesterday had €4.3m returned in full to its bank account, after it was the subject of an attempted cyber attack over last year’s October bank holiday weekend.The council had taken legal action in Hong Kong to have the monies transferred back into its name. The council’s chairman, Gerry O’Connor, said its systems had ...

  • Honda Forced to Shut Plant After WannaCry Returns

    June 21, 2017

    Japanese carmaker Honda has admitted it was forced to briefly shut down a manufacturing plant after finding WannaCry ransomware on its network weeks after the threat first struck around the world. The firm is said to have pulled the plug at its Sayama plant on Monday after discovering a day earlier that the notorious ransomware was ...

  • Rebel bomb attack halts Colombia’s Cano Limon crude pipeline

    June 21, 2017

    A bomb attack over the weekend by the Marxist ELN rebels has halted the flow of crude along Colombia’s second largest oil pipeline, the Cano-Limon Covenas, sources from the military and state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Tuesday. The explosion took place on Saturday in a rural area of Saravena municipality, in the province of Arauca. ...

  • Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

    June 20, 2017

    Soldiers shot a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion Tuesday night at a busy train station continued a week of extremist attacks in the capitals of Europe. A bomb squad performed a controlled explosion of a bomb belt the suspect had at the Central Station and was checking to see if there ...

  • Militaries and Industry Seek to Solve Cybersecurity Conundrum

    June 20, 2017

    For at least the whole of the current century, militaries have understood the critical role cyberdefense plays in every aspect of operations. Yet most military organizations appear reluctant to train for network defense outside of specialist cyber units. Unlike with land, sea, air and space, cyberwarfare cannot be conducted only by specialists. Mistakes in configuration or ...

  • FIN10 Extorting Canadian Mining Companies, Casinos

    June 20, 2017

    Cybercriminals targeting casinos and mining firms in North America have extorted as much as $620,000 per theft during a four-year run in which they threaten victims with the destruction or public release of stolen data. Between 2013 and 2016, mostly Canadian firms were hit with nearly a dozen seemingly unrelated hacks, but after an analysis of the ...

  • Call for investment in NHS cybersecurity

    June 20, 2017

    A “massive” increase in spending is needed to prevent another “avoidable” cyber attack on NHS computer systems, an expert has warned. A ransomware attack hit 11 health boards in Scotland last month, as well as many other organisations worldwide. Prof Bill Buchanan told MSPs the attack should act as a “wake-up call” to the government and health ...

  • Transport minister calls for more security personnel following fatal incident

    June 20, 2017

    Authorities have been instructed to provide more security personnel to take care of passengers in the wake of a fatal incident at an Airport Rail Link station in the morning of 19 June. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the accident in which a woman passenger fell into the track at ARL Ban Thap Chang Station would ...


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