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  • Airport biometrics at a potential turning point

    June 4, 2018

    There has been a steady stream of announcements regarding deployments of biometric technology in airports around the world over the past several years, but deployments in the U.S. have mostly been pilot projects. Since biometric exit was first mandated in the U.S. by Congress in 1996, and again in 2002, concerns about a variety of issues, including ...

  • Federal Agencies Face an Uphill Battle in Cyber-Preparedness

    June 4, 2018

    In the wake of the elimination of the federal cybersecurity czar position, the latest federal cybersecurity preparedness report from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shows that U.S. government is nowhere near ready for prime time when it comes to cyber-defense, with 74 percent of agencies lagging. As ...

  • The U.S. Army Is Going to Blow Up This Ex-Saudi Airlines Boeing 777 Jet

    June 1, 2018

    The U.S. Army has hired a private contractor to fly an old Boeing 777 airliner from Saudi Arabia to the United States just so it can blow it apart. It may sound like a piece of the conspiracy at the center of a Hollywood spy thriller, but it’s actually part of an arrangement to help the Department ...

  • Gunman with Islamist links kills three in Belgian city

    May 30, 2018

    Belgian police were Wednesday investigating how a gunman on their own watchlist for contacts with Islamist extremists came to launch a brazen suspected terror attack, shooting dead two female officers with their own weapons before killing a bystander. The bloodshed in the eastern industrial city of Liege began around 10:30 am (0830 GMT) Tuesday when the ...

  • Three U.S. Nuclear Plants Get Poor Marks from NRC

    May 30, 2018

    Officials with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plan to hold a public hearing May 31 on the safety record of the Arkansas Nuclear One power plant in Arkansas, whose two units are among three cited by the agency for poor performance and other problems in its annual assessment of the nation’s nuclear fleet. The Pilgrim ...

  • Canadian Banks Rocked By Data Theft Of 90,000 Customers

    May 29, 2018

    Financial institutions in Canada have come under a significant cyber attack after hackers claimed to have stolen data belonging to thousands of customers. The hackers reportedly said they stolen data of nearly 90,000 customers from two Canadian banks, namely Bank of Montreal (Canada’s fourth biggest lender) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Canada’s fifth biggest lender). Read ...

  • We need to be better at balancing national security and Chinese investment

    May 28, 2018

    Last week, the Canadian government rejected the takeover of Aecon Group Inc. – a major construction firm that contributes to the building of critical infrastructure in Canada – by China Communications Construction Co. Ltd, a state-owned infrastructure firm. This was the correct decision, albeit surely a difficult one that had to balance Canada’s need for ...

  • DNV GL launches cyber security recommended practice

    May 25, 2018

    DNV GL has published a ‘recommended practice on cyber security’ for the oil and gas industry, looking at ‘operational technology’ – such as control and automation systems. The recommended practice addresses how oil and gas companies, together with system integrators and vendors, can manage the cyber threat. Read more… Source: Digital Energy Journal   Read more… Source:    

  • UK Government slammed for ‘unacceptable’ facial recognition delays

    May 25, 2018

    The government’s approach to a High Court ruling regarding facial recognition technology has been slammed as “unacceptable” by MPs. As revealed by Sky News last year, police in the UK have amassed the facial images of more than 20 million people, including hundreds of thousands of innocent citizens. Read more… Source:  Sky News  

  • Over a dozen vulnerabilities uncovered in BMW vehicles

    May 23, 2018

    Tencent’s Keen Security Lab has revealed a number of vulnerabilities in the onboard compute systems of select BMW vehicles. Between January 2017 and February 2018, Tencent Keen Security Lab researchers conducted tests with various BMW models, with a focus on the head unit and T-Box components. After 13 months of research, the team discovered 14 vulnerabilities which ...

  • Spring 2018 edition of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Review magazine is now available to read online and in print

    May 22, 2018

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from U.K. Civil Aviation Authority, Hungarian Ministry of Defence, Brazilian Information Technology Center Renato Archer and more. To view contents please visit the following link: Critical Infrastructure Protection Review Spring 2018 – contents pages or subscribe here. We would like to thank all organisations and authors of the articles for their support and ...

  • Revealed: Pentagon Push to Hack Nuke Missiles Before They Launch

    May 22, 2018

    The Pentagon has embraced a controversial policy of destroying enemy nuclear missiles before they launch, an internal policy document from May 2017 shows. It’s an effort that appears to include executing cyberattacks against missile control systems or components. The Pentagon document does not name adversaries. But experts who reviewed it for The Daily Beast considered it ...


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