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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.

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  • Container ship loading plans are ‘easily hackable’

    November 20, 2017

    Security researchers have warned that it might be possible to destabilise a container ship by manipulating the vessel stowage plan or “Bay Plan”. The issue stems from the absence of security in BAPLIE EDIFACT, a messaging system used to create ship loading and container stowage plans – for example which locations are occupied and which are ...

  • Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

    November 19, 2017

    Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a game controller. They had spent a month training for what they were about to do: pilot a small robot into the contaminated heart of the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant. Earlier robots had failed, getting caught on debris or suffering circuit malfunctions from excess ...

  • Pentagon contractor leaves social media spy archive wide open on Amazon

    November 18, 2017

    A Pentagon contractor left a vast archive of social-media posts on a publicly accessible Amazon account in what appears to be a military-sponsored intelligence-gathering operation that targeted people in the US and other parts of the world. The three cloud-based storage buckets contained at least 1.8 billion scraped online posts spanning eight years, researchers from security ...

  • Lloyds Avios credit card customers experience spate of fraud

    November 17, 2017

    Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card customers have reported a spate of fraudulent activity and cardholders are being urged to check their statements in case they too have fallen victim. The Lloyds cards, which give users Avios points when they sign up and in relation to their spending, appear to have been used in a number of fraudulent ...

  • Joint EU-U.S. statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

    November 17, 2017

    On 17 November 2017, the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington, D.C. The meeting reaffirmed the importance of the long standing partnership between the United States of America and the European Union in addressing common threats to security, and of practical outcomes of this cooperation. The European Union was represented ...

  • Royal Navy deployed to 500lb German WWII bomb near major gas pipeline in the North Sea

    November 17, 2017

    A 500lb wartime bomb has been destroyed after being dropped “dangerously close” to a major gas pipeline by a fishing boat that had dredged it up from the seabed. The explosive, dropped by German bombers during the Second World War, was hauled out of the water by a Dutch trawlerman after it got caught in his ...

  • 3D scanners can ‘digitally unpack’ carry-ons and transform airport checkpoints with better, faster security

    November 16, 2017

    Technology used in the medical field for years may soon revolutionize screening of carry-on bags at airports — bolstering security while dramatically cutting bottlenecks at checkpoints — with an expansion of testing planned for New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport early next year. Computed-tomography (CT) machines being tested at airports in Phoenix and Boston allow Transportation Security Administration ...

  • Suicide Bomber in Kabul Kills at Least 8 Afghan Officers

    November 16, 2017

    At least eight police officers, including a commander, and three civilians were killed when a suicide bomber tried to enter a wedding hall in central Kabul on Thursday, Afghan officials said. Police officers spotted the bomber at the gate of the compound, said a police spokesman, Basir Mujahed. The commander, Lt. Sayed Basam Pacha, threw his ...

  • Armed security guards to be deployed in planes in Turkey

    November 16, 2017

    Armed security guards will be deployed in planes flying to and from Turkey as a precaution against terror attacks, according to law that was recently passed by the Turkish Parliament, daily Habertürk has reported. After receiving special training, the guards will be deployed in flights identified as particularly risky, as part of a joint initiative of ...

  • ICAO Council endorses new Global Aviation Security Plan

    November 15, 2017

    The ICAO Council took an historic step in endorsing the very first Global Aviation Security Plan to improve international coordination, response, and planning to counter threats to civil aviation passengers, cargo, aircraft and facilities. “This new strategic document will assist ICAO Member States in their aviation security coordination with other States and applicable security agencies, as ...


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