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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.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Review – the go-to destination for the latest news, insights and expert knowledge, is designed to assist governments, and the public and private sectors to improve security and resilience of vital critical infrastructures and strengthen their preparedness to withstand and recover from the physical and cyber attacks.

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Top News

  • British Airways expands biometric boarding technology

    March 13, 2018

    British Airways (BA) is trialing biometric technology to speed up boarding and arrivals processes in US airports at Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. The UK-based carrier said the new technology enables nearly 240 passengers to board in around 10 minutes at Florida’s Orlando International Airport (MCO), where two biometric gates have been installed on one stand. ...

  • Public faces ‘low risk’ after chemical attack, health officials insist

    March 13, 2018

    Health officials insist public safety has not been compromised in Salisbury despite a warning from the doctor who oversaw the development of the nerve agent used in the attack on a Russian double agent. Dr Vil Mirzayanov was a director of Russia’s chemical weapons institute in the 1980s when the novichok, or “newcomer” class of nerve ...

  • Cyber-attacks against Russia may follow attempted nerve agent killing in UK

    March 13, 2018

    Offensive cyber-attacks against Russia are reported to be among options under consideration by the UK if it is dissatisfied with Russia’s explanation by midnight today of the use in this country of Novichok, a class of nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and only produced in Russia. Either Russia has lost control ...

  • Palestinian PM Hamdallah survives Gaza explosion

    March 13, 2018

    The Palestinian Authority says an explosion that hit a convoy carrying Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was an assassination attempt. Mr Hamdallah escaped unharmed from the attack, which took place as his motorcade entered the Gaza Strip. Several guards were injured and three cars were damaged by the blast. Read more… Source: BBC News.  

  • Scientists put on alert for deadly new pathogen – ‘Disease X’

    March 10, 2018

    The World Health Organisation has put scientists and health workers around the globe on alert for a new and potentially deadly pathogen – Disease X. Each year the Geneva-based organisation, which is charged with monitoring and safeguarding world health, convenes a high-level meeting of senior scientists to list diseases that pose a serious risk of ...

  • 5th anniversary of the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centre of Excellence in Manila

    March 9, 2018

    A nerve agent at an airport, bird flu, an accident in a nuclear power plant in a neighbouring country; what do they have in common? Prevention and mitigation of and response to such incidents involve a multitude of actors, including a variety of government bodies. To help partner countries in eight regions of the world ...

  • Homeland Security’s IT security continues to fall short

    March 8, 2018

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its “Evaluation of DHS’ Information Security Program for Fiscal Year 2017” (pdf). In short, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is running outdated software, has unpatched critical vulnerabilities — including the flaw to allow WannaCry ransomware — and some workstation security patches haven’t been deployed for years. When President Trump issued an ...

  • Leonardo Teams with Nozomi Networks to Secure Critical Infrastructures for its International Customers

    March 8, 2018

    Critical and industrial infrastructure and related control systems (Industrial Control Systems) are increasingly exposed to cyber attacks and therefore require greater levels of detection to develop more effective protection and response capabilities. Leonardo, a global company focused on aerospace, defense and security, and Nozomi Networks, the leader in real-time cybersecurity and operational visibility for industrial control systems ...

  • Alaska National Guard advances, fortifies arctic emergency response

    March 8, 2018

    A foreign, radioactive satellite falls to earth, smashing through the airspace above Valdez, Alaska. Toxic Chemicals release from the satellite debris while compromised networks lead to cyber-attacks and panic ensues throughout the local communities. The scenario above is fictional. But what if it actually happened? Who would respond? What capabilities does the military have to combat ...

  • New IoT security rules: Stop using default passwords and allow software updates

    March 7, 2018

    Internet of Things (IoT) devices should never be equipped with universal default passwords, and any credentials or personal data within the device must be securely stored, while devices must provide be easy for consumers to configure and delete data from. The requirements are just some of those featured in a report which sets out suggestions for overhauling ...

  • Parsons Green: Tube bomb parts ‘from Asda and Aldi’

    March 7, 2018

    A bomb designed to cause “carnage” and planted on a London Underground train was made with materials sourced from Asda and Aldi a court has heard. An Old Bailey jury heard commuters faced “a furnace engulfed in flames” when the device exploded at Parsons Green during London’s rush hour. Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan, 18, is accused ...

  • Insecure by design: What you need to know about defending critical infrastructure

    March 7, 2018

    Patching security vulnerabilities in industrial control systems (ICS) is useless in most cases and actively harmful in others, ICS security expert and former NSA analyst Robert M. Lee of Dragos told the US Senate in written testimony last Thursday. The “patch, patch, patch” mantra has become a blind tenet of faith in the IT security realm, but ...