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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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  • Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro

    February 22, 2018

    There has been an explosion at the US embassy in Montenegro, officials say. An attacker threw an explosive device into the compound in the capital Podgorica at around midnight (23:00 GMT), before killing himself, the government announced. Local media have named a Serbian-born local resident as a suspect, but this is unconfirmed by authorities. The government said the ...

  • DARPA Seeks to Expand Real-Time Radiological Threat Detection to Include Other Dangers

    February 22, 2018

    Advanced commercially available technologies-such as additive manufacturing (3-D printing), small-scale chemical reactors for pharmaceuticals, and CRISPR gene-manipulation tools-have opened wide access to scientific exploration and discovery. In the hands of terrorists and rogue nation states, however, these capabilities could be misused to concoct chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) weapons of mass destruction (WMD) ...

  • Maintaining optimal security in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries

    February 22, 2018

    Security, both physical and cyber security, is a top priority for any organisation, especially in light of the year-on-year rise in cybercrime. However, for certain industries, not having the proper security measures in place can put more than just the company’s reputation on the line. The Oil, Gas, and Energy industries are prime examples of such ...

  • How airplane crash investigations can improve cybersecurity

    February 21, 2018

    While some countries struggle with safety, U.S. airplane travel has lately had a remarkable safety record. In fact, from 2014 through 2017, there were no fatal commercial airline crashes in the U.S. But those years were fraught with other kinds of trouble: Security breaches and electronic espionage affected nearly every adult in the U.S., along with the power grid in Ukraine and the 2016 ...

  • SEC publishes updated guidance on cyber breach disclosure

    February 21, 2018

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published on Wednesday updated guidance on how public companies should disclose cyber security risks and breaches. The SEC unanimously approved the additional guidance Tuesday, saying it would promote “clearer and more robust disclosure” by companies facing cyber security issues, according to Chairman Jay Clayton. Read more… Source: CNBC  

  • PSNI seek leads on ‘New IRA’ bombers a year after ‘cowardly’ attack

    February 21, 2018

    The detective leading the investigation into the attempted murder of an off-duty police officer in a botched bomb attack in Derry a year ago this morning has reiterated his belief that the ‘New IRA’ was responsible. Detective Inspector Peter McKenna described those who placed a bomb under the officer’s car as it stood in his ...

  • EASA report calls for steps to help European aviation stakeholders address complex challenges

    February 21, 2018

    A European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) report released on Friday calls for more cooperation among aviation stakeholders in Europe to address increased air traffic, emerging technologies, and reduced resources. In the European Plan for Aviation Safety 2018-2022 report, EASA identified the development of a “coherent and transparent framework” to enhance safety at the regional level and ...

  • South Africa police station raid: Five killed in Umtata

    February 21, 2018

    Five police officers and a soldier have been shot dead during a raid on their station in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. In a statement, the South African Government News Agency said three officers were killed instantly. The off-duty soldier was shot as the assailants fled, taking two other officers hostage. Their bodies were found 6km (4 ...

  • Bot and drone misuse could lead to cybercrime explosion

    February 21, 2018

    The rapid development of drones and artificial intelligence is a “game-changer” that will present a serious threat to national security if it isn’t addressed. The assessment, made by 26 experts from institutions including Cambridge and Oxford Universities, warns of the potential for malicious use of artificial intelligence (AI) by rogue states, criminals, and terrorists. The panel forecast ...

  • Another IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya, India

    February 20, 2018

    Averting a major tragedy, Special Force-10 commandos on Tuesday recovered another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) left by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in poll-bound Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district, police said. “The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the roadside of Cherangre area and it was later detonated on the spot, Meghalaya Police Chief Swaraj ...

  • Exercise TOXIC DAGGER – the sharp end of chemical warfare

    February 20, 2018

    40 Commando Royal Marines and The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have staged the UK’s biggest annual exercise to prepare troops for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) operations. Exercise TOXIC DAGGER is supported by Dstl, along with Public Health England (PHE) and The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), and is the largest exercise of ...

  • Can blockchain-enabled ID make travel more secure and efficient?

    February 20, 2018

    The technology that helps power bitcoin transactions could also help officials authenticate airport passengers, under a blockchain-enabled ID pilot that has the backing of Canada and the Netherlands. The effort seeks to test the efficiency of using blockchain for a digital travel ID system. It would not only confirm identities of those travelers but build their ...