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  • Former NSA chief raises $78 million for critical infrastructure cyber security start-up

    May 3, 2018

    Former US National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander has raised $78 million of investment for his tech start-up IronNet Cyber Security. The series B investment was backed by British investment firm C5 Capital, along with existing investors ForgePoint Capital and Kleiner Perkins. The Fulton, Maryland-based company, which develops a range of network-based cyber security solutions, said it ...

  • Terrorists still have rail in their target sights

    May 2, 2018

    When the Amtrak train carrying Republican House members to a retreat crashed January 31 into an object on the track, one of the first things Rep. John Katko thought was that terrorists had struck. Katko (R-N.Y.) chairman of the House Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, knows the vulnerability of the rails to terrorism. “We were sitting ducks,” ...

  • Plans unveiled for £20m national police cybersecurity centre

    May 2, 2018

    The UK’s 48 police forces will soon have access to a national centre dedicated to understanding and combatting the cyberthreat landscape at both a national and local level. According to a newly published contract notice, the National Police Technology Council has a “vision to establish a National Management Centre (NMC) that provides a comprehensive range of cybersecurity ...

  • Schneider Electric Patches Critical RCE Vulnerability

    May 2, 2018

    Researchers discovered a critical remote code execution vulnerability in two Schneider Electric industrial control related products that could give attackers the ability to disrupt or shut down plant operations. Tenable Research, who discovered the vulnerability (CVE-2018-8840) and created a proof-of-concept attack scenario, said that the bug was in Schneider Electric products – InduSoft Web Studio and InTouch ...

  • Egypt Boosts Airport Security, but UK Flight Restrictions Persist

    May 1, 2018

    The Egyptian government has spent more than $76 million to upgrade airport security over the past two years in an effort to thwart terrorist attacks. Upgrades such as new luggage scanning machines, metal detectors, and closed-circuit television since the 2015 crash of a Russian airliner in the Sanai Pensinsula have modernized Egypt’s airports to international ...

  • South Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya strengthen implementation of cross-border disease surveillance and outbreak response in East Africa

    April 30, 2018

    The Republic of South Sudan hosted a joint cross-border multi-sectoral disease surveillance meeting in Nimule, South Sudan from 24-26 April, 2018. Experts drawn from human, animal, environmental health and immigration sectors of South Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya deliberated mechanisms to strengthen implementation of cross boarder disease surveillance and outbreak response in the region. The meeting was ...

  • Salisbury spy poisoning exposes insurance gap around chemical and biological attacks

    April 30, 2018

    A report published today by Pool Re highlighted the risk to companies from CBRN attacks which are not typically covered by insurance policies as the expected losses from such incidents was thought to be prohibitively large. A number of businesses are still closed in Salisbury including the Zizzi Restaurant and the Mill Pub visited by the ...

  • IAEA Helps Remove Highly Radioactive Material from Five South American Countries

    April 30, 2018

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped remove 27 disused highly radioactive sources from five South American countries in a significant step forward for nuclear safety and security in the region. It was the largest such project ever facilitated by the IAEA. The material, mainly used for medical purposes such as treating cancer and sterilizing ...

  • Irish Defence Forces lead EU project to protect against ‘dirty bombs’

    April 30, 2018

    The Irish Defence Forces are the lead agency in a major EU project to minimise the risk to the lives of crime scene investigators in a “dirty bomb” attack. Work on the project has been stepped up in the wake of last month’s nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England, which left former Russian military intelligence officer-turned-British ...

  • NHS switches to Windows 10 to beat the next WannaCry-style cyber-attack

    April 30, 2018

    The government has announced that the NHS will be upgrading its PCs to Windows 10, and that £150 million will be spent in the next three years to beef up NHS cybersecurity in general. In a press statement, the Department of Health and Social Care stressed that all health and care organisations will be using Windows 10 ...

  • Cyber police chief reports 296 serious cyberattacks on Iran vital systems

    April 29, 2018

    Iran’s Cyber Police Chief General Kamal Hadianfar said Sun. that there have been 296 serious attacks on the country’s vital infrastructures in 2017, 50% of which were launched from US and China. Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Sunday, Cyber Police Chief General Kamal Hadianfar said internet crimes have increased by 900 percent since 2011. According to him, every ...

  • Chemical industry outreach workshop held for first responders

    April 27, 2018

    About 20 explosions rang out Thursday afternoon at the DuPont Employee Recreation Club off West Virginia 892, but they were all planned and under control of the FBI. The federal law enforcement agency teamed with the companies based at the Washington Works site – owner Chemours, along with DuPont and Kuraray – to hold a chemical ...