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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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Top News

  • Estonia’s ID card crisis: How e-state’s poster child got into and out of trouble

    November 13, 2017

    For the past two and a half months, Estonia has been facing the biggest security crisis since a wave of cyberattacks hit its banks and critical national infrastructure in 2007. At the heart of the current debacle is the latest version of its national ID card, which has been a mandatory identification document for citizens of Estonia since 2002 ...

  • Radioactive cloud over Europe may have come from nuclear accident in Russia or Kazakhstan

    November 10, 2017

    Acloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks indicates that an accident has happened in a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan in the last week of September, French nuclear safety institute IRSN said on Thursday. The IRSN ruled out an accident in a nuclear reactor, saying it was likely to be in a nuclear fuel treatment ...

  • Experts working with Homeland Security hacked into Boeing 757

    November 10, 2017

    There’s some unsettling news about one of America’s most widely-used jetliners. In a test, experts working with Homeland Security hacked into a Boeing 757. The team of researchers needed only two days in September 2016 to remotely hack into a 757 parked at the airport in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Speaking at a conference this week, Robert Hickey of ...

  • Two bombs explode at school in Cannes, France – students evacuated

    November 10, 2017

    Two bombs exploded at a school in Cannes, France, this afternoon, sparking panicked evacuations. The explosion occurred at Bristol High School in the city, located in the south of France, at around 3pm local time (2pm GMT). Police found plastic bottles and reported acidic smells on the second floor of the building. They said it was the result ...

  • Afghan officials: Suicide car bomb kills policeman in south

    November 10, 2017

    Afghan officials say a suicide car bombing in the southern Helmand province has targeted a police compound, killing one policeman and wounding two. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack targeted a border police compound in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, on Friday. Abdul Ghafar Safi, the Helmand chief of police, says there was ...

  • Homeland Security bulletin warns of weaponized drones and threat to aviation

    November 9, 2017

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an updated terror bulletin on Thursday highlighting the threat of weaponized drones, chemical attacks and the continued targeting of commercial aircraft. “We continue to face one of the most challenging threat environments since 9/11, as foreign terrorist organizations exploit the internet to inspire, enable or direct individuals already here in the ...

  • NATO Ministers boost troops for Afghan training mission

    November 9, 2017

    Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed today that NATO will increase its support for Afghanistan as part of its Resolute Support Mission. The United States briefed on its new South Asia strategy, under which its troop numbers in Afghanistan have increased.  27 other nations have also said they will increase their troop numbers in the coming months. ...

  • DIA testing new TSA screening to include laptops, tablets, and even sandwiches you brought from home

    November 8, 2017

    Travelers at Denver International Airport Monday got a taste of new security screening procedures that eventually will be required of everyone boarding a plane in the Mile High City and at 279 other airports worldwide. Transportation Security Administration agents in the Jeppesen Terminal asked passengers to remove all electronic devices larger than a cellphone from their ...

  • UN Security Council urges ‘comprehensive response’ to piracy off Somali coast

    November 7, 2017

    Condemning the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council today called for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their underlying causes. In a resolution adopted Tuesday, the 15-member Council also urged Somali authorities, to continue expedite the passing of comprehensive ...

  • Arrests made in French, Swiss anti-terrorism raids

    November 7, 2017

    Ten people suspected of using encrypted social networks to prepare a possible attack were arrested Tuesday in counterterrorism operations in France and Switzerland, according to French officials. Among those arrested were a 23-year-old Colombian woman and 27-year-old Swiss man, both targets of a Swiss investigation into banned Islamic extremist groups. Searches are still underway in the Paris ...