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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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Top News

  • Digital infrastructure ‘at risk’ from energy network shortfalls

    March 14, 2018

    A more resilient and reliable energy network will be crucial to support the UK’s digital infrastructure as smart cities become more prevalent, a new report has argued. Last week the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) published its ‘Smart Cities: Technology Friend or Foe?’ report, which discussed how increasing digital and connected infrastructure, particularly in city environments, could be ...

  • Utility Firms Say Cybersecurity Threats Will Have Biggest Impact on Operations

    March 14, 2018

    A survey of over 20,000 utility employees found that cyber threats are what they fear could have the biggest impact on operations. The BRIDGE Energy Group’s 2018 BRIDGE Index Grid Security Survey found that 35 percent of respondents cited cyber threats as the factor most likely to impact their operations, more than double the next largest ...

  • British Airways expands biometric boarding technology

    March 13, 2018

    British Airways (BA) is trialing biometric technology to speed up boarding and arrivals processes in US airports at Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. The UK-based carrier said the new technology enables nearly 240 passengers to board in around 10 minutes at Florida’s Orlando International Airport (MCO), where two biometric gates have been installed on one stand. ...

  • Public faces ‘low risk’ after chemical attack, health officials insist

    March 13, 2018

    Health officials insist public safety has not been compromised in Salisbury despite a warning from the doctor who oversaw the development of the nerve agent used in the attack on a Russian double agent. Dr Vil Mirzayanov was a director of Russia’s chemical weapons institute in the 1980s when the novichok, or “newcomer” class of nerve ...

  • Cyber-attacks against Russia may follow attempted nerve agent killing in UK

    March 13, 2018

    Offensive cyber-attacks against Russia are reported to be among options under consideration by the UK if it is dissatisfied with Russia’s explanation by midnight today of the use in this country of Novichok, a class of nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and only produced in Russia. Either Russia has lost control ...

  • Palestinian PM Hamdallah survives Gaza explosion

    March 13, 2018

    The Palestinian Authority says an explosion that hit a convoy carrying Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was an assassination attempt. Mr Hamdallah escaped unharmed from the attack, which took place as his motorcade entered the Gaza Strip. Several guards were injured and three cars were damaged by the blast. Read more… Source: BBC News.  

  • Scientists put on alert for deadly new pathogen – ‘Disease X’

    March 10, 2018

    The World Health Organisation has put scientists and health workers around the globe on alert for a new and potentially deadly pathogen – Disease X. Each year the Geneva-based organisation, which is charged with monitoring and safeguarding world health, convenes a high-level meeting of senior scientists to list diseases that pose a serious risk of ...

  • 5th anniversary of the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centre of Excellence in Manila

    March 9, 2018

    A nerve agent at an airport, bird flu, an accident in a nuclear power plant in a neighbouring country; what do they have in common? Prevention and mitigation of and response to such incidents involve a multitude of actors, including a variety of government bodies. To help partner countries in eight regions of the world ...