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  • Finn’s Law: MPs to decide whether attacking police dogs should be criminal offence

    February 23, 2018

    A bill could be passed on Friday which would make it an offence to attack service animals, including police dogs and horses. The Service Animals Offences Bill will have its second reading following the Finn’s Law campaign. PC Dave Wardell and his police dog Finn were chasing a robbery suspect in 2016 when they were attacked with ...

  • New walk-through scanner will cut the time we all spend going through airport security

    February 23, 2018

    A Cardiff company has been awarded £400,000 in Government funding to develop a new walk-through scanner that could cut the time it takes for people to pass through airport security. Sequestim is one of eight teams to receive part of a total £1.8m in funding which the Government is giving to projects which it’s hoped could ...

  • 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 ...


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