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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

  • 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 ...

  • Shamshad TV: Afghan channel hit in IS-claimed attack

    November 7, 2017

    Gunmen disguised as police officers have attacked a television station in the Afghan capital Kabul, with at least two people reported killed. The attackers lobbed grenades before storming the Shamshad TV building. Afghan security forces have ended the raid and the television station has resumed broadcasting. So-called Islamic State (IS) said it had carried out the attack. Kabul ...

  • Scottish Parliament evacuated after ‘white powder’ in envelope sent to MSP

    November 7, 2017

    The Scottish Parliament was evacuated after a suspicious package containing white powder was sent to an MSP. Police in Edinburgh said they were called to Holyrood at about 11.35am, and the building was evacuated as a precaution. A source at the parliament said the incident involved three similar envelopes and that one was believed to contain white ...

  • Major internet outage hits the U.S.

    November 7, 2017

    Large swaths of the United States experienced internet connection problems today, with several major ISPs apparently affected. Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T all appeared to have issues, with Comcast blaming the outage on an “external network issue. “This outage falls just after the one-year anniversary of a major DDOS attack on Dyn that crippled the internet for a day in October ...

  • India: Weeks before drones turn legal, govt agencies test jammers to tackle rogue craft

    November 7, 2017

    With the civil aviation ministry all set to legalise the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, government agencies are testing jammers capable of disabling drones that may pose a security threat. A device designed to block the communication system of drones is currently being tested at the Delhi airport. A chopper with Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) ...

  • UK: Man arrested after ‘suspicious items’ found at house in Sheldon

    November 6, 2017

    A man has been arrested after “suspicious items were found in a house” in Sheldon on Saturday. The 29-year-old was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences on Saturday afternoon. It follows a swoop on a house in Garretts Green Lane just before 1pm. West Midlands Police said they arrested the man in a vehicle on the Solihull By-Pass ...

  • Dengue fever – Burkina Faso

    November 6, 2017

    Burkina Faso has been experiencing an epidemic of dengue fever since week 31 of 2017 (week ending on 6 August). WHO officially declared the outbreak on 28 September 2017. Unlike the previous occurrence in 2016, several serotypes of dengue have been detected and the number of cases quickly exceeded past seasonal outbreaks. As of 27 October ...