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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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  • Chemical industry outreach workshop held for first responders

    April 27, 2018

    About 20 explosions rang out Thursday afternoon at the DuPont Employee Recreation Club off West Virginia 892, but they were all planned and under control of the FBI. The federal law enforcement agency teamed with the companies based at the Washington Works site – owner Chemours, along with DuPont and Kuraray – to hold a chemical ...

  • TSB drafts in IBM team to end IT meltdown

    April 26, 2018

    TSB has drafted in experts from IBM to help solve the IT crisis that has left up to 1.9 million mobile and internet banking customers locked out of their accounts for days. The chief executive, Paul Pester, said on Thursday he was “truly sorry” for the botched systems upgrade, but refused to say whether he would give ...

  • Qatar, Iraq co-operate in aviation security, safety

    April 26, 2018

    The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday announced steps towards co-operation with and providing support for the civil aviation sector in the fraternal Republic of Iraq. CAA said the move enhances the recent achievements of Iraqi Airways, which reflects positively on air transport in Iraq and the region as the authority seeks to boost ...

  • Defense Bill Would Send Military Reinforcements to DHS’ Cyber Mission

    April 25, 2018

    The bill would also transfer most of DISA’s network defense responsibilities to U.S. Cyber Command. Military cyber pros would help the Homeland Security Department ensure the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, such as energy plants, hospitals and airports, under the House version of a major defense policy bill released Wednesday. The military assistance would be limited to 50 ...

  • $15bn investment plan: Security challenges worry Shell

    April 25, 2018

    In spite of security concerns in the Niger Delta, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) will later this year kick start its expenditure plans on oil and gas projects worth $15 billion, The Cable Petrobarometer understands. On April 18, a delegation of Royal Dutch Shell, the parent company of SPDC, led by Ben van Beurden, chief ...

  • Honeywell Inaugurates Its First Asian Industrial Cyber Security Center In Singapore

    April 25, 2018

    Honeywell today opened its first industrial cyber security center of excellence (CoE) in Asia. The center was developed with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EBD) and designed to help defend the region’s industrial manufacturers against evolving cyber security threats. “The only way manufacturers can reap the benefits of digital transformation such as increased uptime and ...

  • Critical infrastructure needs more 21qs6Q#S$, less P@ssw0rd, UK.gov security committee told

    April 24, 2018

    Banks could plug their security vulnerabilities by simply improving password protections, the deputy CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority has told the House of Lords in England. Asked by the Joint Committee for the National Security Strategy what kept him awake at night, Lyndon Nelson named shared infrastructure and software systems as his number-one concern. He ...

  • New Orangeworm attack group targets the healthcare sector in the U.S., Europe, and Asia

    April 23, 2018

    Symantec has identified a new attack group dubbed Orangeworm deploying the Kwampirs backdoor in a targeted attack campaign against the healthcare sector and related industries. Symantec has identified a previously unknown group called Orangeworm that has been observed installing a custom backdoor called Trojan.Kwampirs within large international corporations that operate within the healthcare sector in the United States, ...

  • Notts Police dog and handler scoop trophy at national dog trials

    April 23, 2018

    PC Matt Rogers and PD Nibble qualified to attend the 58th National Police Dog Trials being hosted by the Metropolitan Police after qualifying at the regional trials in March 2018. The National Trials are split into three phases with a track and property search, detaining a suspect without contact and a search for more property. The final ...

  • Nine dead, 16 hurt by van ploughing over Toronto sidewalk – police

    April 23, 2018

    A white Ryder rental van killed nine people and injured 16 when its driver ploughed through a busy Toronto sidewalk on a sunny Monday afternoon, police said. Toronto Deputy Chief Peter Yuen provided the casualty toll at a news conference. The incident occurred just before 1:30 p.m. (1730 GMT) as large crowds of office workers were on ...

  • DARPA Wants to Merge Human and Computer Cyber Defenders

    April 23, 2018

    The CHESS program would build on DARPA’s autonomous cybersecurity contest and traditional hacking competitions The Pentagon’s long-horizon research and development wing is betting it can combine human and computer cyber defenders in a way that adds up to more than the sum of their parts. The program, from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is called Computers and ...

  • Viewpoint: The pitfalls of India’s biometric ID scheme

    April 23, 2018

    More than a billion Indians now have the biometric-based 12-digit personal identification number called Aadhaar, which means foundation in Hindi. What started as a voluntary programme to tackle benefit fraud has now grown into the world’s most ambitious, and controversial, digital identity programme. Mishi Choudhary writes on why most advanced countries are not adopting similar ...