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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.

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

  • 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 ...

  • Russian hackers ‘targeting UK energy and telecoms sector’

    November 15, 2017

    Russia has attempted to attack the UK’s media, telecommunications and energy sectors, an intelligence chief has said. Ciaran Martin, the chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ, said the UK is facing “two significant groups of threats in cyberspace”: hostile states and rampant criminality. “The Prime Minister sent Russia a clear message ...

  • Confusion reigns over crypto vulnerability in Spanish electronic ID smartcards

    November 15, 2017

    The impact of a recently discovered cryptographic vulnerability involving smartcards is causing issues in Spain similar to those previously experienced in Estonia. RSA keys produced by smartcards, security tokens, laptops and other devices using cryptography chips made by Infineon Technologies are weak and crackable – and therefore need to be regenerated with stronger algorithms. The security ...

  • Yemen suicide bomb: Car packed with explosives kills at least six in city of Aden

    November 14, 2017

    Two suicide bombers detonated a car packed with explosives in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Tuesday, killing at least six people, witnesses said. Dozens of other people, including civilians, were wounded in the attack, which occurred outside a camp used by a local security force organised by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Witnesses described a huge explosion that shook the al-Mansoura ...

  • DHS, FBI describe North Korea’s use of FALLCHILL malware

    November 14, 2017

    The North Korean government has likely been using the malware since 2016 to target the aerospace, telecommunications, and finance industries, the US government says. The federal government on Tuesday issued an alert detailing the North Korean government’s use of malware known as FALLCHILL, warning that North Korea has likely been using the malware since 2016 to target the ...

  • Basic aviation security being neglected, warns Iata chief

    November 14, 2017

    More than a third of countries have failed to introduce basic aviation security, the boss of Iata has revealed. The airline industry body’s director general and chief executive Alexandre de Juniac made the disclosure while calling for aviation security to be strengthened. Stressing that global standards are critical to effectively manage the security of a global industry, he said: ...

  • Bahrain pipeline re-opens after ‘vandalism’: Aramco

    November 13, 2017

    Saudi oil giant Aramco on Monday said it had resumed operations at its Bahrain pipeline, days after it was shut down over a fire which Manama called a “terrorist” act. “Operations in the pipeline between the Dhahran pumping station and the Bapco refinery, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, have resumed,” the official Saudi SPA news agency ...