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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 is the go-to destination for the latest news, insights and expert knowledge, and designed to assist governments, public and private sectors in improving security and resilience of vital critical infrastructures, strengthening their preparedness to withstand and recover from the physical and cyber attacks.

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Top News

  • Evolving regulations on national security and how they impact investments

    August 22, 2018

    Global foreign investment flows have a crucial role to play in economic growth. Dismantling government approvals and controls over inbound investments is often seen as a key factor for assessing ease of doing business. At the same time, regulatory controls continue to play a key role in assessing investments in sensitive areas for a country. In ...

  • State emergency response teams to receive $6.5 million in Homeland Security grants

    August 22, 2018

    Four types of emergency response teams across the state will receive federal Homeland Security Program grant funds, and several cities and counties will receive funds to enhance the capabilities of vital emergency response teams and protect critical infrastructure in their jurisdiction. The $6.5 million in funding supports New York’s explosive detection canine teams, hazardous materials teams, ...

  • Emerging Tech Impacting The Security Industry

    August 22, 2018

    Emerging technologies are already impacting how we live and work. They’re also changing how we approach, plan, and integrate security operations. With the advent of artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, the Internet of Things, augmented reality, materials science, 3-D printing, and data analytics, the security industry is being transformed. Certainly, we are living in an era ...

  • Radioactive device goes missing in Malaysia

    August 21, 2018

    Malaysia is hunting for a radioactive device which went missing from a pickup truck earlier this month. Authorities say the radioactive substance inside the radiography device could spread dangerous contamination if dismantled improperly. There are also fears it could be used as part of a weapon – a so-called dirty bomb – if it fell into the ...

  • Air Force Seeks Information on How it Can Improve Energy Resilience

    August 21, 2018

    The Air Force is doing market research on energy resilience as part of a larger effort through 2030 to also optimize demand and assure supply, a plan that includes microgrids. Its Office of Energy Assurance (OEA) issued an open request for information (RFI) last week that seeks industry guidance in collecting technical and financial data, as well as ...

  • DHS awards Booz Allen $1 billion cybersecurity contract

    August 21, 2018

    The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday it is awarding a $1.03 billion contract to Booz Allen Hamilton to boost cybersecurity vulnerability detection and mitigation in six federal agencies. Why it matters: Almost 75% of agencies are vulnerable to cyberattacks because they don’t understand their risk, the Office of Management and Budget found earlier this year. This is not Booz Allen’s first ...

  • ISIL claims attacks on security forces in Russia’s Chechnya

    August 21, 2018

    A series of coordinated attacks against security forces hit Russia’s volatile autonomous republic of Chechnya on Monday with authorities claiming to have killed at least five assailants – all of them children. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the spate of violence, the SITE monitoring group reported, citing the group’s Amaq website. “Fighters from the Islamic State ...

  • Retro tech leaves NHS open to cyber-attacks, say researchers

    August 20, 2018

    Hackers could gain access to NHS networks by exploiting vulnerabilities in fax machines, security researchers have suggested. Staff at Check Point Software discovered exploits in widely-used fax machines that enable hackers to spread malware through a malicious image file. Malware can be coded into the image file which, when decoded by the fax machine and uploaded to its ...

  • Measles epidemic in Europe hits record high, World Health Organisation warns

    August 20, 2018

    The measles epidemic sweeping Europe has reached an eight-year high, with more than 41,000 cases reported in the first six months of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. This far-exceeds the end of year totals from every other year this decade and at least 37 people are believed to have died from the disease, which can be ...

  • Home Office to beef up Critical Systems Project Delivery capability within Digital Services at Border

    August 20, 2018

    The Home Office’s Digital, Data and Technology (HODDaT) Borders IT is looking for a delivery partner for specialist project delivery capabilities to work on critical Border Force systems within the Border Systems Technology Project (BSTP) team to deliver a mixture of upgrades, enhancements and technology refresh to critical existing legacy systems. DSAB resides within the Border Systems Portfolio ...

  • Whiteboards used as Gatwick flight info screens fail

    August 20, 2018

    Staff at Gatwick Airport have had to write information about flight departures on whiteboards after a technical issue means screens have failed. Photos posted on social media showed people crowding around the boards to find out the latest on their flights. Staff could also be seen rubbing out information as it changed to update it with black ...

  • Energy operator ramps up security against hacker threat

    August 20, 2018

    Australia has the world’s longest single electricity grid, running more than 5000 kilometres from Port Douglas in Queensland to the bottom of Tasmania providing power to the majority of the country. Its importance goes unrecognised by Australians despite the role it plays in millions of lives every day, but a single determined hacker can take it ...



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