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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.

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Top News

  • Wi-Fi Alliance launches WPA3 protocol with new security features

    January 9, 2018

    The Wi-Fi Alliance has finally announced the long-awaited next generation of the wireless security protocol—Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3). WPA3 will replace the existing WPA2—the network security protocol that has been around for at least 15 years and widely used by billions of wireless devices every day, including smartphones, laptops and Internet of things. However, WPA2 has long been considered ...

  • HK holds numerous drills even though terror risk ‘moderate’

    January 8, 2018

    Within a short span of two months, Hong Kong police have conducted no fewer than seven anti-terrorism drills for its various regional divisions, bureaus and formations, making some wonder if the city could be facing an attack in the near future. Hong Kong is one of the few major financial centers that have been spared the ...

  • Burning oil tanker Sanchi may explode and sink as body found in search for missing crew

    January 8, 2018

    The body of a crew member has been found on a burning oil tanker off China’s east coast. The victim was among 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis missing after the tanker Sanchi collided with a grain ship 160 miles off Shanghai on Saturday. Alireza Irvash, from Iran’s consulate in Shanghai, told Iranian state broadcaster IRIB that the body had ...

  • India probes breach of biometric identity database

    January 5, 2018

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which runs the world’s largest biometric identity card scheme, has initiated a police probe into a major security breach. The probe was ordered on Thursday after the local Tribune newspaper accessed a database containing the identity details of more than one billion citizens, which was being sold for a meagre $8, the ...

  • UN Security Council Resolution calls for biometrics collection to stop terrorist travel

    January 4, 2018

    The UN Security Council recently passed a resolution requiring countries to collect biometric data from suspected terrorists as part of an effort to prevent terrorists from travelling. The biometric data will be compiled along with Passanger Name Record (PNR) data and Advanced Passenger Information (API) to develop watchlists of known and suspected terrorists. UN Security Council Resolution ...

  • Despite ban, drones still pose risk to aviation

    January 4, 2018

    I saw a drone 15 miles to the right,” a Turkish Airlines pilot said to air traffic control as he was preparing to land at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport a few days ago. The sighting of the unmanned aerial vehicle, a device especially popular among amateur and professional photographers and videographers as well as enthusiasts, is ...

  • Rush to fix ‘serious’ computer chip flaws

    January 4, 2018

    Tech firms are working to fix two bugs that could allow hackers to steal personal data from computer systems. Google researchers said one of the “serious security flaws”, dubbed “Spectre”, was found in chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM. The other, known as “Meltdown” affects Intel-made chips alone. The industry has been aware of the problem for ...

  • ​240,000 Homeland Security employees, case witnesses affected by data breach

    January 4, 2018

    The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed the breach of the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Case Management System (CMS), affecting approximately 247,167 individuals employed by DHS in 2014, as well as individuals including subjects, witnesses, and complainants associated with DHS OIG investigations from 2002 through 2014. DHS issued a statement on ...