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Today’s interdependent and interconnected world requires joint efforts and holistic approaches to protect critical infrastructure assets from the growing number of attacks and 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, is designed to assist governments, and the public and private sectors to improve security and resilience of vital critical infrastructures and strengthen their preparedness to withstand and recover from the physical and cyber attacks.

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  • Radiation monitors in Fukushima to be scrapped after malfunctioning to the tune of ¥500 million a year

    May 21, 2018

    The thousands of radiation-monitoring posts installed in Fukushima Prefecture after the 2011 nuclear crisis have malfunctioned nearly 4,000 times, sources said Sunday as the Nuclear Regulation Authority prepares to remove them after spending ¥500 million a year on repair costs. “It’s all about the budget in the end. They can’t reuse the devices and there seem ...

  • RAF to ‘protect and defend’ UK space assets

    May 21, 2018

    Space isn’t just about what happens up there, near the stars – it is about what happens down here, on the ground. Like cyber, we’ve all become entirely reliant on it without really realising. Mobile phones, navigation, weather forecasts, you name it; the life-enhancing technology that we all now take for granted is only possible because of ...

  • Incurable ‘bat virus’ Nipah sparks alert in India’s Kerala state

    May 21, 2018

    A deadly virus that causes fever, vomiting and convulsions – and for which there is no vaccine – has sparked a health alert in India. Nipah is mainly carried by fruit bats and has a mortality rate of around 75%. It can also be passed on by pigs and from human-to-human contact and can lead to coma ...

  • Breaches in the USA and Denmark cast a further spotlight on cyber security in the rail industry.

    May 21, 2018

    Cyber security (or lack of…) has been one of the most consistent themes running through business news stories these recent years. Elements of rail and metro have been slow to wake up to the threat, but two events from last week, have reiterated the importance of a robust and updated cyber-security for both operational and ...

  • Defense Ministry to outsource cybersecurity work to private sector

    May 20, 2018

    The Defense Ministry is set to outsource part of its cybersecurity operations to the private sector to bypass training needs for its own staff, sources close to the ministry say. The move comes amid intense competition with friendly and other nations to develop capabilities that allow them to enter foreign systems while also addressing the growing ...

  • Air Force to deploy drones to secure oil facilities in Niger Delta

    May 19, 2018

    The Nigerian Air Force has said it would deploy drones to secure oil installations in the creeks of Niger Delta. The service said its recently inducted drones otherwise known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs, will help secure oil and gas pipelines as well as other critical oil installations in the Niger Delta. Read more… Source:  Vanuard  

  • BT joins with Europol to build a safer cyber space

    May 18, 2018

    BT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Europol, The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Co-operation, to share knowledge about major cyber threats and attacks, as the two organisations reinforce their efforts to create a safer cyber space for citizens, businesses and governments. The agreement, which was signed by both parties at Europol’s Headquarters ...

  • ‘Very high’ Ebola risk in Democratic Republic of the Congo, says WHO

    May 18, 2018

    There is a “very high” public health risk from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organisation has said. The health agency has raised its earlier assessment after one patient in a major city was confirmed as having the disease. Although the global risk of an Ebola outbreak remains low, the WHO says ...

  • French police foil terror attack using highly toxic ricin six days after Paris knife rampage

    May 18, 2018

    Police in France have foiled a suspected terror attack using highly toxic poison and arrested two brothers of Egyptian origin, authorities have said. Ricin or explosives are thought to have been prepared ahead of the planned attack, according to French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb. The revelation came after a 29-year-old man was killed and five other people injured in a deadly ...

  • Armed police seize hand grenades, guns and ammunition as bomb squad descends on lorry in Sussex business park

    May 18, 2018

    Explosives were discovered attached to the underneath of a lorry in Sussex on Thursday. Two plastic cases containing guns, grenades and ammunition were found underneath the HGV, held on by magnets, at Rosier Business Park in Sussex. Armed police and military bomb disposal teams swooped on the area in dramatic scenes. The area was surrounded by officers and ...

  • Indonesia on high alert after yet another attack, this time on Pekanbaru police station

    May 16, 2018

    Fou men, suspected to be terrorists, have been shot dead after an attempt was made to attack a police station on the Indonesian island of Sumatra today using machetes. One police officer is believed to have died in the attack at the Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru and several journalists, who were at the police station ...

  • Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

    May 16, 2018

    A hacker has broken into the servers of Securus, a company that allows law enforcement to easily track nearly any phone across the country, and which a US Senator has exhorted federal authorities to investigate. The hacker has provided some of the stolen data to Motherboard, including usernames and poorly secured passwords for thousands of Securus’ ...