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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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  • Pumping On Colombia’s Transandino Pipeline Halted After Bomb Attack

    January 15, 2018

    Pumping on Colombia’s southern Transandino pipeline was halted on Sunday after a bomb attack by the ELN rebels spilled crude into a river, state-run oil company Ecopetrol and the military said. The National Liberation Army (ELN) is in the midst of a renewed offensive against the military and oil infrastructure, after the end of a months-long ...

  • Now Meltdown patches are making industrial control systems lurch

    January 15, 2018

    Patches for the Meltdown vulnerability are causing stability issues in industrial control systems. SCADA vendor Wonderware admitted that Redmond’s Meltdown patch made its Historian product wobble. “Microsoft update KB4056896 (or parallel patches for other Operating System) causes instability for Wonderware Historian and the inability to access DA/OI Servers through the SMC,” an advisory on Wonderware’s support site explains. Read ...

  • Aircraft registration system said to pose security risks

    January 15, 2018

    The Federal Aviation Administration is facing the prospect of two outside reviews and a push from Congress for greater transparency after a report found that decades of lax oversight had left the United States vulnerable to drug dealers and even terrorists who seek to anonymously register planes here. The Globe Spotlight team’s “Secrets in the sky” investigation revealed ...

  • 10 killed in clashes at Libya’s main international airport

    January 15, 2018

    Fighting at the Libyan capital’s only working international airport killed at least 10 people on Monday, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there. Mitiga airport, a former military air base on the eastern outskirts of the capital, was evacuated when the clashes erupted and roads to ...

  • Baghdad double suicide attack kills many

    January 15, 2018

    At least 35 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say, the second attack in three days. More than 90 were injured in the attack in Tayaran Square, in the city centre. Baghdad has repeatedly been the target of bombings and armed attacks since the Islamic State (IS) ...

  • Competition document: finding explosives hidden in electrical items

    January 12, 2018

    This Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) themed competition seeks to make a real difference in aviation security through innovative science and technology. The competition is looking for proposals to improve our ability to prevent explosives, hidden within electrical items in passenger baggage, from being taken on board an aircraft. This Accelerator competition is part of the wider Department for Transport and Home Office Future Aviation ...

  • Brace yourselves for the ‘terabyte (sic) of death’, warns US army IT boss

    January 12, 2018

    The outgoing head of the Defense Information Systems Agency, which handles computer security for the US Department of Defense, has warned a massive cyber-attack is “looming” at the American military’s door. Over lunch on Thursday, Army Lieutenant General Alan Lynn, who retires in a few months, told the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Washington chapter ...

  • Nottingham rail station fire causes travel chaos

    January 12, 2018

    A huge blaze has closed Nottingham railway station, causing major disruption. At its peak 10 fire crews were tackling the fire, which began at about 06:30 GMT. Flames were seen coming from the station’s roof and smoke filled the foyer, prompting the building’s evacuation. All train services have been suspended and a number of roads have been closed. Read ...

  • Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 over 2015 data breach

    January 11, 2018

    Carphone Warehouse has been slapped with a £400,000 fine for a data breach which led to the theft of information belonging to millions of customers. On Wednesday, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the fine is one of the largest issued in the data watchdog’s history. In 2015, Carphone Warehouse said that a data breach had led to the theft ...

  • Mobile SCADA application landscape less secure than in 2015

    January 11, 2018

    The latest research suggests, within just two years, the security situation for SCADA has got worse to the tune of an average increase of 1.6 vulnerabilities per application tested. IOActive and Embedi security researchers looked at the security of mobile SCADA apps back in 2015 and security was not brilliant. They have now repeated that research, ...


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