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  • DOE Invests $28 Million to Advance Cybersecurity of U.S. Energy Infrastructure

    October 3, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Energy this week announced awards of up to US$28 million to support the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of next-generation tools and technologies to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure, including the electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure. With funding provided by the Office of ...

  • U.S. Senate approves legislation to oversee U.S. air traffic, drones

    October 3, 2018

    Airline passengers can no longer be removed from flights under legislation that passed the Senate on Wednesday, while the government will write new rules to allow commercial drones to deliver packages and get new authority to shoot down dangerous ones. The U.S. Senate on a 93 to 6 vote Wednesday approved a 1,200-page bill overseeing the ...

  • French police officer caught selling confidential police data on the dark web

    October 3, 2018

    A French police officer has been charged and arrested last week for selling confidential data on the dark web in exchange for Bitcoin. The officer worked for Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure (DGSI, translated to General Directorate for Internal Security), a French intelligence agency charged with counter-espionage, counter-terrorism, countering cybercrime and surveillance of potentially threatening ...

  • At least two packages sent to Pentagon suspected to contain ricin, official says

    October 2, 2018

    At least two packages sent to the Pentagon are suspected of containing ricin, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday. The packages never made their way into the Pentagon, but were flagged in a mail delivery building next door, the spokesman said. The FBI has the lead on the investigation, officials told Fox News. “On Monday, ...

  • Libya reopens Tripoli airport again

    October 2, 2018

    Libya has reopened the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli again after rockets fired in its direction forced a brief closure, officials said on Tuesday, days after flights had resumed following an earlier shutdown. Matiga airport, a former air base used for commercial flights since the main international airport was destroyed in 2014 by militia ...

  • ​NZ customs can now demand phone or laptop passwords

    October 2, 2018

    The New Zealand Customs Service this week received new powers at the country’s borders, including the ability demand a password off a passenger to search their “electronic device”. Customs officers have always been able to search a passenger’s laptop or phone, but the changes to the Customs and Excise Act 2018 now specifies that passengers must hand over ...

  • Suicide Bomber Targets Election Rally In Nangarhar; 13 Killed

    October 2, 2018

    An suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an election campaign rally of a parliamentary candidate in Nangarhar province on Tuesday afternoon. Local officials said the incident took place in Kama district where a candidate, Nasir Mohmand, was hosting dozens of people to explain his plans. Provincial governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said the explosion was a suicide bomb ...

  • Industry backs Norway’s AI powerhouse project

    October 2, 2018

    Norway is stepping up its efforts in the rapidly evolving and increasingly commercial artificial intelligence (AI) sector. Participants in the latest programme want to reduce the country’s reliance on oil revenues by tapping into AI opportunities in its growing technology sector. Norway has traditionally played a junior role in the context of Nordic technology development, investment and ...

  • Security & Counter Terror Expo 2019 – The UK’s Leading National Security Event, 5-6 March 2019, Olympia, London

    October 2, 2018

    Security & Counter Terror Expo is a world-class showcase of the capabilities, strategies and intelligence to keep nations, infrastructure, business and people safe. Stepping into a New Decade After celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Security & Counter Terror Expo is launching a brand new decade with its 2019 edition. The goal of the 2019 campaign is to see a ...

  • Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: How warning system failed the victims

    October 1, 2018

    Hundreds of people have been killed and many still remain missing after a tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggered by a powerful earthquake. A tsunami warning was sent out – lasting just over 30 minutes – but it appears to have drastically underestimated the scale of the tsunami that would follow. So ...

  • This is how cyber attackers stole £2.26m from Tesco Bank customers

    October 1, 2018

    The inner workings of a cyber attack against Tesco Bank which saw £2.26m stolen from 9,000 customers — and resulted in the bank being fined over £16.4m for the failings that allowed it to happen — have been revealed. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has hit the bank with a £16.4m fine and said Tesco Bank failed to ...

  • Meet the bomb squad chief who has protected Hong Kong from more than 300 explosives

    September 30, 2018

    Ready to retire after 30 unforgettable years with police force helping protect city, senior superintendent believes not in luck but discipline From serving as a personal bodyguard for Hong Kong’s last British governor to overseeing the city’s bomb squad to protect it from more than 300 explosives, Tony Chow Shek-kin is no stranger to danger. “Everyone’s afraid ...


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