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Top News

  • South African Power Firm Eskom Fails To Secure Customer Data

    February 6, 2019

    A security researcher resorted to a public tweet about a serious data breach involving customer data, after a South African electricity provider ignored all other pleas to resolve the leak. Security researcher Devin Stokes issued the public tweet to Eskom, which is South Africa’s state-owned electricity company. The fact that Eskom, which supplies 95 percent of the electricity ...

  • Burkina Faso and DC National Guard sign counter-terror partnership

    February 5, 2019

    The District of Columbia National Guard and Armed Forces of Burkina Faso concluded a formal partnership to develop the African nation’s counter-terrorism and peacekeeping capacities as part of the U.S. National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership program. Burkina Faso is the 76th country to join the program, which will focus on building its security force capabilities, the ...

  • A Game of Drones in Venezuela and Yemen

    February 4, 2019

    Commercial drones are increasingly being employed as a tool of political violence – will they be the new guerilla weapon of choice? What do the chaos in Venezuela and the breakdown of the ceasefire in Yemen have in common? Both crises witnessed the use of low-tech unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise referred to as “hobby drones” ...

  • DOE, FERC Announce Technical Conference on Energy Infrastructure Security Practices

    February 4, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced today they will co-host a technical conference on Security Investments for Energy Infrastructure to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure. The technical conference will take place at 10 AM on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in the Commission Meeting Room at FERC ...

  • Honeywell Introduces First Industrial Cybersecurity Solution To Guard Against Malicious Usb Device Attacks

    February 4, 2019

    Honeywell today announced the latest release of Secure Media Exchange (SMX), a cybersecurity solution to protect industrial operators against new and emerging Universal Serial Bus (USB) threats. SMX now includes patent pending capabilities to protect against a broad range of malicious USB device attacks, which disrupt operations through misuse of legitimate USB functions or unauthorized device actions. These ...

  • 3 Cross-Industry Applications of IIoT

    February 4, 2019

    Talk about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)—and its ability to bring unparalleled efficiencies to all industries—is intensifying. But what exactly does it look like in practice? As a starting point, we can look to the local government, utilities and waste sectors for lessons on how they’ve gained visibility and improved services using IIoT technologies. Before ...

  • Philippines: 5 suspects in Jolo blast surrender

    February 4, 2019

    Five members of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group allegedly behind the twin bombings of a church in Jolo, Sulu have surrendered to authorities, Philippine National Police chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Monday. In a press briefing held at Camp Crame, Albayalde identified the suspects as Kammah Pae, alias Kamah; Albaji Kisae Gadjali, alias Awag; ...

  • Questions linger days after TSA worker jumped to his death at Orlando International Airport

    February 4, 2019

    It’s business as usual at Orlando International Airport, but the city it serves and the people who work there want to know one thing: Why would a TSA worker jump to his death inside one of the busiest parts of the airport? Investigators say the 36-year-old Robert Henry finished his TSA shift Saturday morning. Henry, who had ...

  • Homemade ‘ghost guns’ in US falling into criminals’ hands, officials warn

    February 1, 2019

    Top law enforcement officials in the US say they are concerned at the increase of so-called “ghost guns” falling into the hands of criminal gangs. The weapons, also known as “80 percenters”, are created from kits designed to be built at home which are perfectly legally for personal use – but they have no serial number ...

  • Agents discover record amount of fentanyl in drug bust on US border

    February 1, 2019

    Officials in the US have seized 114kg (254lbs) of fentanyl, in what is being described as the biggest haul they have ever detected. The synthetic drug has been fuelling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses, and the stash was discovered in a secret compartment underneath a load of Mexican produce headed for Arizona. A scan of ...

  • DHS Security Tech Innovation Program Means Big Money for SMBs

    February 1, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is operating a yearly program through which it accepts proposals from U.S. small businesses who want to provide their expertise to help the government’s security technology research and development efforts. If the “government” part didn’t already hint at it, businesses who get accepted in the program and get granted one ...

  • Metro Bank targeted with 2FA-bypassing SS7 attacks

    February 1, 2019

    Metro Bank has reportedly fallen victim to a sophisticated two-factor authentication (2FA) bypass attack after hackers infiltrated a telecoms firm’s text messaging protocol. The Signalling Systems No. 7 (SS7) protocol is used by telecom firms to coordinate how texts and calls are routed around the world. But according to Motherboard, hackers are more actively exploiting SS7, and ...

  • Brisbane Airport security trial keeps laptops, liquids in your bag

    January 31, 2019

    One of the biggest hassles of international travel has to be the airport security checkpoint, where passengers have to fish laptops, tablets with keyboards, powders, liquids, aerosols and gels out of their bag and present them separately for screening: but a new trial at Brisbane Airport aims to change that. Thanks to a new computed tomography ...

  • West Yorkshire Police are recruiting dogs to join their team and help catch criminals

    January 31, 2019

    Officers are on the tail and sniffing out their latest most wanted – but this time it’s not a criminal they’re after. West Yorkshire Police are on the lookout for some four-legged recruits, and are turning to dog owners among the public in an appeal. The Force announced they were looking for six dogs to join the team ...

  • Qatar and UK sign MoU on civil aviation security

    January 31, 2019

    The State of Qatar and the United Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) related to providing explosives control equipment by the British side to enhance civil aviation security in Qatar. The MoU was signed by President of the Civil Aviation Authority Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al Subaey and Deputy Director for Aviation Security International Operations ...

  • Airbus data breach impacts employees in Europe

    January 30, 2019

    European aerospace corporation Airbus disclosed today a security breach that impacted its commercial aircraft manufacturing business. The company said the security breach “resulted in unauthorised access to data.” According to a press release published earlier today, Airbus said that “some personal data was accessed,” but “mostly professional contact and IT identification details of some Airbus employees in Europe.” Read more… Source: ...

  • Theoretical Ransomware Attack Could Lead to Global Damages Says Report

    January 29, 2019

    According to a speculative cyber risk scenario prepared by Cambridge University for risk management purposes, a ransomware strain that would manage to impact more than 600,000 businesses worldwide within 24 hours would potentially lead to damages of billions not covered by insurers. First of all, it is important to understand that although the numbers look very scary, this type of ...

  • £1m injection into pioneering new space technology

    January 28, 2019

    The ‘wrapped rib’ antenna is lighter, less complex and more cost-competitive than those currently available commercially. The antenna will be exclusively developed in the UK by Oxford Space Systems (OSS). It will make the UK the first European country with the capability of a flight-proven parabolic deployable antenna. The lighter weight of the ‘wrapped-rib’ antenna means ...


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