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Welcome to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Review website.

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.

Delta Business Media announces the debut of 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.

With an initial subscriber base encompassing key decision makers and professionals from the defence, law enforcement, transportation, energy, banking, telecommunication and other critical sectors, the publishers aim to enhance cooperation and provide an effective information-sharing platform, which will engage top-security leaders through news, articles and events.

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Top News

  • New Data: High Cyber Security Maturity in IT, Telco, Finance, but Health Care and Energy Lag Behind.

    March 2, 2017

    Australia’s first cyber security collaboration platform – Security Colony (securitycolony.com) – today released its “Vendor Risk Assessment” tool, enabling any organisation to risk assess their internet facing sites, and receive a profile reflecting their cyber security maturity. To demonstrate the system, scores were calculated for each of the ASX 100 companies. Analysed by industry, the average ...

  • Cyber security in the NHS…time to pull the plug on obsolete operating systems and legacy applications

    March 1, 2017

    It is widely acknowledged that the NHS is facing unprecedented challenges, from hard to hit targets and financial deficits to rising patient numbers, increased waiting times and reduced bed availability. But it doesn’t end there, with healthcare providers facing increasing challenges on the digital health front too. According to the latest quarterly review from the Information ...

  • Robotics industry ‘must quickly mature its cyber-security practices’

    March 1, 2017

    IOActive today released new research exposing numerous vulnerabilities found in multiple home, business and industrial robots. The vulnerabilities included many graded as high or critical risks. Attackers could in theory spy through the robot’s microphone and camera, leak data and, in extreme cases, cause serious physical harm or damage to people and property. According to Cesar Cerrudo, ...

  • House passes ‘critical infrastructure’ protection bill

    March 1, 2017

    Legislation prompted by sometimes destructive protests against pipelines and other “critical infrastructure” won approval in the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Tuesday. House Bill 1123 by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, increases the penalties for destruction of such infrastructure while trespassing or conspiring to trespass to up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Biggs ...

  • Fighting cyber crimes in offshore oil and gas industry

    March 1, 2017

    Cyber crime costs offshore oil and gas companies millions each year in lost business and damaged equipment, a cyber attack on critical infrastructure, such as an oil rig, can result in more than just lost revenue but it can be catastrophic for the environment and have far reaching impacts. However, cyber security on actual installations is ...

  • 68% of Oil and Gas Organizations Have Suffered a Digital Attack, Reveals Report

    February 27, 2017

    A new report reveals that 68 percent of oil and gas organizations have experienced at least one digital attack. In the Siemens-sponsored The State of Cybersecurity in the Oil & Gas Industry: United States (PDF), Ponemeon Institute surveyed 377 individuals based in the United States who are responsible for overseeing digital risk to their organization’s operational ...

  • How the United Kingdom Seeks to Enhance Nuclear Security with the Help of IPPAS

    February 27, 2017

    In October 2011, an IAEA team of international nuclear security experts conducted an International Physical Protection Service mission (IPPAS) to the United Kingdom. They visited the Sellafield civil nuclear site, as well as Barrow Port, which is used for the transport of nuclear material. The IAEA conducted a follow-up mission in February 2016. IPPAS missions provide ...

  • Boeing Notifies 36,000 Employees Following Breach

    February 27, 2017

    A Boeing employee inadvertently leaked the personal information of 36,000 of his co-workers late last year when he emailed a company spreadsheet to his non-Boeing spouse. News of the breach surfaced earlier this month after a letter (.PDF) from Boeing’s Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Marie Olson, to the Attorney General for the state of Washington Bob ...

  • NATO Warns Cyber Attacks Are a Threat to Democracy Itself

    February 24, 2017

    NATO is showing concern about the impact of cyber attacks, considering that they are a threat to individuals and organizations, but also to the fundamental nature of democracy. According to Jamie Shea, deputy assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges at NATO, cyber is facilitating more advanced and more effective psychological warfare, information operations, coercion and ...

  • Japan provides US$4.4mn for airports’ security in Pakistan

    February 24, 2017

    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has extended Pakistan a grant assistance to materialize the non project grant assistance amounting to 500 million Yen (US $4.43 million) for improving security of airports in the country. The grant will help enhancing security at three major international airports-Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and Multan ...

  • Erie International Airport gets advanced checkpoint screening equipment

    February 24, 2017

    The Transport Security Administration (TSA) has installed the latest checkpoint screening technology at Erie International Airport in Pennsylvania, US. The Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) enables the airport to further strengthen security for passengers flying out of Erie. The state-of-the-art machine is equipped with new automated target recognition software, designed to enhance passenger privacy and streamlining the checkpoint ...

  • UK crime agency arrests suspect in Deutsche Telekom cyber attack

    February 23, 2017

    British authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a cyber attack that infected nearly 1 million routers used to access Deutsche Telekom’s (DTEGn.DE) internet service, German federal police said on Thursday. Britain’s National Crime Agency detained the 29-year-old Briton at one of London’s airports on Wednesday, the police said in a statement. Deutsche Telekom welcomed the ...

  • Russian Scientists Learn How to Identify Suspected Terrorists by Their Walk

    February 22, 2017

    Researchers at the National Research Nuclear University/Moscow Engineering Physics Institute are developing a computer program capable of recognizing unusual behavior by an individual in a crowd environment, including by his or her manner of walking. The invention may prove extremely useful in helping to prevent acts of terror in public places. According to a university press ...

  • Morocco’s Airport Security Systems Improve

    February 22, 2017

    Rabat – Over the past few years, Morocco has greatly improved its airport security systems, according to the statements of the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday at a meeting in Rabat following an evaluation of national airport security. The ministry noted that the improved level of security is due to the efforts of officials from various ...