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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

  • Port State control regimes move to boost collaboration, harmonization and information sharing

    November 6, 2017

    The port State control regimes which carry out inspections on ships to monitor and enforce compliance with international regulations have pledged to strengthen their collaboration with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and amongst themselves. A recent workshop (24-26 October) for port State control (PSC) MoU/Agreement Secretaries and Database Managers and Member States, the seventh of its ...

  • Estonia freezes resident ID cards due to security flaw

    November 4, 2017

    Estonia’s residents use their mandatory national IDs to access pretty much anything, from online banking to online voting. So, it was a huge blow to the program when experts found a security flaw in the chip the ID used that makes it possible for bad players to impersonate and steal the identities of all 760,000 affected individuals. That might ...

  • Chinese hacking group returns with new tactics for espionage campaign

    November 3, 2017

    A Chinese hacking operation is back with new malware attack techniques and has switched its focus to conducting espionage on western corporations, having previously targeted organisations and individuals in Taiwan, Tibet, and the Philippines. Dubbed KeyBoy, the advanced persistent threat actor has been operating out of China since at least 2013 and in that time has ...

  • Call to Arms on Cybersecurity for Industrial Control

    November 3, 2017

    Since last spring, U.S. Department of Homeland Security warnings to manufacturers and infrastructure owners about industrial control systems’ vulnerabilities to cyberattack have grown increasingly dire. In October, those warnings were recast as stark realities when DHS and the FBI issued a joint technical alert confirming ICS cyberattacks against manufacturers as well as energy, nuclear, and water utilities. ...

  • Kongsberg receives first DNV GL cyber security type approval for its K-IMS system

    November 3, 2017

    As the shipping industry digitalizes, vessels are becoming sophisticated hubs of connected systems and sensors that generate and exchange data both onboard and back to shore. This connectivity increases the need for cyber security and for ways of verifying the cyber safety of installed systems, DNV GL said in its press release. “At Kongsberg we have ...

  • Sweden mulls introducing digital ‘anti-terror’ fences

    November 2, 2017

    Sweden plans to use digital ‘geo-fences’ in larger cities to protect against potential terror attacks. Infrastructure Minister Tomas Eneroth hopes to introduce the ‘geo-fences’ in urban areas next year and which use technology that can digitally stop large vehicles  or reduce their speed. In April, a stolen van was used to mow down pedestrians on a Stockholm ...

  • Army Picks 170 for Potential $8.3B CBRN R&D Contract

    November 2, 2017

    The U.S. Army has awarded 170 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $8.27 billion contract to help the service research and develop chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense systems. The hybrid contract also covers R&D work on high-yield explosive defense platforms, equipment, material, supplies and other technology for the Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition and Production and Procurement program, the Defense ...

  • Millions of Lloyds and Halifax customers are locked out of their online accounts after an internet banking glitch

    November 2, 2017

    Millions of Lloyds and Halifax customers have been unable to access their accounts after the online and mobile apps crashed. Furious users have taken to social media to demand answers after they found themselves locked out. The banks’ mobile apps and online services remain inaccessible for many – with some asking if they have been hacked. Lloyds Banking ...

  • Homeland Security wants to scan your face at the border

    November 2, 2017

    Maybe Apple has the right idea when it comes to the future of identification, with Face ID built into the new iPhone X. The Department of Homeland Security wants to scan the faces of people entering or leaving the country, without needing to have anyone get out of their cars. The DHS’s Silicon Valley office is hosting an “industry day” ...

  • Silence Trojan Actively Targets Banks & Financial Institutions

    November 2, 2017

    Financial institutions facing targetted threat from Silence trojan which infiltrates internal banking networks A new targeted attack on financial institutions have been uncovered by researchers at Kaspersky Lab. The discovery was made in September but the attacks by the ‘Silence’ trojan are still ongoing, mostly against banks in Russia, but also financial institutions in Malaysia and Armenia. According to ...