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  • DASA new competition: Behavioural Analytics

    October 11, 2018

    The Defence and Security Accelerator is seeking proposals that can help UK Defence and Security to develop capability in ‘Behavioural Analytics’. This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can help UK Defence and Security to develop capability in ‘Behavioural Analytics’. We are looking for scientific and technological solutions that can provide context-specific ...

  • FBI director says hundreds arrested in past year in terrorism cases

    October 10, 2018

    FBI Director Christopher A. Wray is testifying Wednesday before a Senate committee about security threats, where Democrats are likely to press him about the role White House officials played in the bureau’s investigation of sexual assault claims against Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Wray appeared alongside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a hearing about ...

  • One Killed, Nine Injured In Bosnian Oil-Refinery Blast

    October 10, 2018

    A powerful explosion has hit a Russian-owned oil refinery in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina, killing one worker and injuring nine, police say. Previous reports said eight people were injured in the October 9 explosion at the oil-processing plant in Bosanski Brod, near the Croatian border. The blast hit the facility at around 9:30 p.m. local time, triggering a huge ...

  • Pakistan Appoints New Head Of ISI Intelligence Agency

    October 10, 2018

    Pakistan has appointed a new head for its main intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) service. The military said in a statement on October 10 that Asim Munir will replace Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar, who is retiring. Munir was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in September and was awarded the Hilal-e Imtiaz, a top medal, ...

  • Afghanistan: Death Toll Rises To 8 In Lashkargah Explosion

    October 9, 2018

    Helmand officials have confirmed the death toll has risen to eight in the Lashkargah explosion inside an election campaign office in the city. Helmand governor’s media office said among those killed was the parliamentary election candidate, Saleh Mohammad Achakzai. The explosion took place in PD1 in the city. Eleven people were also wounded. According to the media office the ...

  • Weapon Systems Cybersecurity: DOD Just Beginning to Grapple with Scale of Vulnerabilities

    October 9, 2018

    In recent cybersecurity tests of major weapon systems DOD is developing, testers playing the role of adversary were able to take control of systems relatively easily and operate largely undetected. DOD’s weapons are more computerized and networked than ever before, so it’s no surprise that there are more opportunities for attacks. Yet until relatively recently, DOD ...

  • Data Breaches Compromised 4.5 Billion Records In First Half of 2018

    October 9, 2018

    Data breaches are an everpresent danger, and their frequency and magnitude are only getting worse. According to digital security company Gemalto’s 2018 Breach Level Indexreport, more than 4.5 billion data records were compromised in the first half of this year, a 133-percent increase from last year’s report. That’s more than 25 million data records lost or stolen per ...

  • American Petroleum Institute releases statement supporting Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

    October 8, 2018

    The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently released a statement regarding the Pipeline Security Initiative announced jointly last week by the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security. “Protecting America’s energy infrastructure from cyberattacks is a major priority for the natural gas and oil industry, and a common goal that we share with DHS, DOE ...

  • Airbus and Atos awarded major cyber security contract to protect key EU institutions

    October 8, 2018

    Airbus Defence and Space — through its Airbus CyberSecurity unit — and Atos, as coprime entity, have been selected by the Council of the European Union to provide cyber security expertise, products, services and solutions to help protect the IT systems of 17 European institutions, services and agencies. This ‘framework contract’ makes the consortium, in which Airbus Defence ...

  • The UK is practicing cyberattacks that could black out Moscow

    October 7, 2018

    British defense officials say they have practiced cyber war games that could shut off electricity in Russia’s capital, the Sunday Times (paywall) reports. The measures are part of a wider range of strategies to hit back at an increasingly assertive Russia—accused of interfering with US elections, cyberattacks on Western targets, and poisoning a former spy on UK soil—without resorting ...

  • UN: IED casualties reach ‘extreme levels’ in Afghanistan

    October 7, 2018

    The United Nations on Sunday called on militants in Afghanistan to stop using improvised explosive devices in civilian areas, after it documented a sharp rise in civilian casualties caused by the explosives this year. “The killing and maiming of Afghan civilians by improvised explosive devises, particularly suicide devices, has reached extreme levels in Afghanistan,” the U.N. ...

  • DR Congo oil tanker collision leaves at least 50 dead

    October 6, 2018

    At least 50 people have died after an oil tanker collided with a car on a major road in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The incident occurred near the city of Kisantu, between the capital Kinshasa and the port of Matadi. One hundred people suffered second-degree burns, Atou Matabuana, the governor of Kongo Central ...


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