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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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Top News

  • Banks could be stung for €5bn under GDPR, screams latest report on industry readiness

    June 15, 2017

    European banks could face fines totalling €4.7bn in the three years after General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, according to a report from data security solutions firm AllClear ID. The latest in a string of sales pitches reports on businesses’ preparedness for GDPR to land in The Reg‘s inbox says that banks are not properly ...

  • Inside Colombia’s Multimillion-Dollar Black Market Explosives Trade

    June 14, 2017

    Colombia’s flourishing gold illegal mining business requires explosives, many of which are sourced illicitly. This essential yet overlooked trade has opened the door for powerful criminal bosses to forge a lucrative black market that involves a large cast of characters, including assassins, legal mining companies and even the Colombian army. In Segovia, a few hours north ...

  • Internal Audit’s Critical Role in Cybersecurity

    June 14, 2017

    In an ideal world, cybersecurity plans are well-designed, routinely tested, and executed flawlessly. Everyone knows their role and follows the policies and practices designed to protect the organization from shadowy evil-doers lurking in the ether. Boards and management are quick to recognize changes in risk and technology, and promptly act to modify plans, as needed. Cybersecurity ...

  • Microsoft Issues Updates for 96 Vulnerabilities You Need to Patch this Month

    June 14, 2017

    As part of June’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released security patches for a total of 96 security vulnerabilities across its products, including fixes for two vulnerabilities being actively exploited in the wild. This month’s patch release also includes emergency patches for unsupported versions of Windows platform the company no longer officially supports to fix three Windows ...

  • Finnish security service raises terrorism threat level

    June 14, 2017

    The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo) raised its threat level on Wednesday, saying it had become aware of more serious terrorism-related projects and plans in Finland. “The most significant terrorist threat in Finland is still posed by individual actors or small groups motivated by radical Islamist propaganda or terrorist organizations encouraging them”, Supo said in a ...

  • Hacking threat soaring as countries fail to unite, cybersecurity leader warns

    June 14, 2017

    Cyberattacks are going to get worse, and such vital civilian infrastructures as electricity, telecommunications and transportation will be a new battleground for cybercrime as nations fail to cooperate effectively to block the threat, Russian cybersecurity expert Eugene Kaspersky warned. “Before we fix cyberspace, making it inherently safe and immune to attacks, the security situation is likely ...

  • Apple Mac computers targeted by ransomware and spyware

    June 13, 2017

    Mac users are being warned about new variants of malware that have been created specifically to target Apple computers. One is ransomware that encrypts data and demands payment before files are released. The other is spyware that watches what users do and scoops up valuable information. Experts said they represented a threat because their creators were letting anyone ...

  • British military’s Dhekelia base in Cyprus hit by ‘grenade’ blast

    June 13, 2017

    A blast at a British base on the southeast coast of Cyprus has injured a police officer. The explosion struck the Dhekelia garrison before dawn on Tuesday. The Cyprus Mail reported a grenade had been thrown by a man on a motorbike. Police spokesperson Kristian Gray said investigations were ongoing and authorities are viewing the explosion as a ...

  • EL AL Airlines orders additional Smiths Detection CTX 5800 hold baggage explosives detection systems

    June 13, 2017

    Smiths Detection LLC, formerly Morpho Detection LLC,today announced that EL AL Airlines has purchased 11 additional CTX 5800 explosives detection systems (EDS) to screen hold baggage. EL AL Airlines, which procures and operates baggage screening equipment to complement local efforts, has previously deployed CTX 5800 to select global locations including airports in France, Germany, Thailand, the UK and the ...

  • Grocery Industry’s Cybersecurity Challenges: Harbinger Of Threats To Corporate America

    June 13, 2017

    Button up your overcoat; it’s about to rain cyberthreats   Few businesspeople have as much on the line every moment of every day as grocers. When disquieting events happen at a grocery store, customers can be more than just inconvenienced. In extreme circumstances, grocery products can be the cause of illness, even death. What makes the grocery ...

  • Israeli intelligence discovered IS plans for laptop bomb: report

    June 12, 2017

    Israeli government spies hacked into the operations of Islamic State bombmakers to discover they were developing a laptop computer bomb to blow up a commercial aircraft, The New York Times reported Monday. The Times said the work by Israeli cyber operators was a rare success of Western intelligence against the constantly evolving, encryption-protected and social media-driven ...

  • Detonators intercepted in Makassar, Indonesia

    June 12, 2017

    Aviation Security authorities of Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi, thwarted the delivery of 500 detonators placed inside cardboard boxes. “We received reports from the airport security officers that they found three packages of goods suspected to be detonators,” South Sulawesi Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Dicky Sondani said on Sunday as reported by antaranews.com. The ...

  • Dangerous Malware Discovered that Can Take Down Electric Power Grids

    June 12, 2017

    Last December, a cyber attack on Ukrainian Electric power grid caused the power outage in the northern part of Kiev — the country’s capital — and surrounding areas, causing a blackout for tens of thousands of citizens for an hour and fifteen minutes around midnight. Now, security researchers have discovered the culprit behind those cyber attacks ...

  • German police nick alleged admin of dark web gun sales site

    June 12, 2017

    German police have arrested a man they suspect of being the administrator of a dark net website. The site is said to have been used to buy a gun used in a 2016 mass murder. The unnamed 30-year-old man was arrested on 8 June in “south west Germany”, according to Sky News. The server used to host ...