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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.

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  • UK police use of facial recognition technology a failure, says report

    May 15, 2018

    Police attempts to use cameras linked to databases to recognise people from their face are failing, with the wrong person picked out nine times out 10, a report claims. The report from Big Brother Watch, published on Tuesday, warns that facial recognition technology turns innocent British citizens into “walking ID cards”. Read more… Source: The Guardian  

  • Surabaya blast: family of five carried out bomb attack on Indonesia police station

    May 14, 2018

    Suicide bombing in Indonesia’s second-largest city comes after a family of six targeted a church, killing 13 A family of five, including an eight-year-old child, has carried out a bomb attack on a police headquarters in Surabaya, killing at least four people and injuring 10, an Indonesian police official has said The suicide bombing comes just one ...

  • Coordinated attack ends in Jalalabad city, 10 dead, 42 wounded

    May 13, 2018

    The local officials in eastern Nangarhar province confirm that the coordinated attack on Customs Department in Jalalabad city ended with the elimination of the remaining six militants. Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the attack ended after five hours of gun battle between the security forces and the assailants. Khogyani further added that the attack was ...

  • UK Government Implements Tough Rules To Protect Critical Infrastructure

    May 11, 2018

    New rules come into force and mean critical infrastructure providers must implement “robust safeguards” against cyber attack or face stiff fines The British Government has warned that its “tough new rules to protect the UK’s critical infrastructure” have come into force on Thursday 10 May. The Government announcement essentially means that bosses of firms in health, water, energy, transport and ...

  • CNI providers face hefty fines for cyber security failings

    May 10, 2018

    New UK laws implementing the EU directive on the security of network and information systems (NIS) goes into effect on 10 May 2018. All organisations classified by the NIS Competent Authorities to be “operators of essential services” will be affected by new laws. The new rules are aimed at ensuring the UK’s most critical industries boost cyber security and ...

  • Budget leads to $300 million security boost for Australian airports

    May 9, 2018

    An alleged plot to put a bomb on a plane leaving Sydney airport last year has triggered a range of major aviation security changes as a cost of almost $300 million. Full body scanners and advanced x-ray equipment will be rolled out across major and regional Australian airports, with screening staff subjected to stricter training and ...

  • New Zealand: Big boom in bomb disposal callouts

    May 9, 2018

    The number of callouts by the Army’s crack bomb disposal team have almost tripled in the first quarter of 2018, new figures reveal, continuing an upward trend over the last three years. The Defence Force’s E Squadron (Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD) were called out 330 times in the first three months to March, compared to ...

  • Singapore bolsters border security with powerful new x-ray technology.

    May 9, 2018

    Singapore has raised the level of security at its already strict road border with Malaysia, installing a scanning system that that can accurately check vehicles for a range of weapons including firearms and explosives. Set for introduction at Tuas checkpoint in June, around 40 officers have been trained to use the x-ray detection system, which ...

  • Democratic Republic of Congo confirms two Ebola cases, 10 more cases suspected

    May 8, 2018

    Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two cases of Ebola in the northwestern town of Bikoro and at least 10 more cases are suspected, the head of the national institute for biological research, Jean Jack Muyembe, said on Tuesday. A source at the ministry of health also said two cases had been confirmed and added that ...

  • Met Police picks Northgate to supply £44m IT system

    May 8, 2018

    The Met Integrated Policing Solution (MiPS) project has already been two years in the making, with a contract notice first published in April 2016. In that document, the Met outlined that it was looking to procure an off-the-shelf product that would deliver “a single integrated, unified, operational policing system that manages information end-to-end business policing processes ...

  • UK Manufacturers Top Attack Target For Cyber Crooks

    May 8, 2018

    Manufacturing was the sector most attacked by cyber-criminals in the UK last year, a report from NTT Security has found, mirroring warnings from other agencies including the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) . The firm’s Global Threat Intelligence Report 2018 found that finance was the most targeted sector worldwide, accounting for 26 percent of attacks, including ...

  • UK airports to add explosive detection dogs to screen cargo

    May 6, 2018

    British officials say dogs trained to detect explosives are being deployed at airports to screen cargo for possible devices. The Department of Transport said Sunday that each dog has been trained for 12 months to be able to detect small traces of explosives. They will be based in airport cargo sheds to screen large volumes of ...