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  • US Department of Energy opens bidding for exascale super computers

    April 16, 2018

    The US Department of Energy (DoE) has opened the bidding process for contracts to build the country’s second and third exascale super computers, worth a whopping $1.8 billion. Once built, the exascale machines ought to be able to offer 50 to 100 times the power of the US’s fastest current supercomputer and will be housed at the ...

  • How Can Japan-UK Cybersecurity Cooperation Help ASEAN Build Cybersecurity Capacity?

    April 16, 2018

    Japan and the UK have been strengthening their cybersecurity collaboration over the last six years. Last month, they held their fourth bilateral dialogue on cyberspace in London to discuss their cooperation on the Tokyo Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the development of international cyber norms, the security of internet of things devices, and capacity building. Although ...

  • Heathrow jet carrying up to 160 passengers narrowly avoided collision with unmanned drone

    April 16, 2018

    The pilot said there was no time to take evasive action and estimated that the drone was just 20ft away over Perivale, west London. The incident was reported to air traffic controllers and the police, but the operator of the drone was never found. The report classified it as the most dangerous Category A incident, meaning there was ...

  • Air China flight diverted after man holds attendant hostage

    April 15, 2018

    An Air China flight bound for Beijing was diverted to central China on Sunday after a passenger tried to hold a flight attendant hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon, the country’s civil aviation authority said. All passengers and crew on Flight 1350 made it safely off the plane after it landed in Zhengzhou city ...

  • Following Air Strikes against Suspected Chemical Weapons Sites in Syria, Security Council Rejects Proposal to Condemn Aggression

    April 14, 2018

    On the heels of air strikes meant to hamper Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons, the Security Council today rejected a proposal by the Russian Federation to condemn such aggression by the United States and its allies over suspected chemical weapons use in the country, amid pressure from the Secretary-General to abide by the tenets ...

  • TSA marks milestone with stronger carry-on screening at all U.S. federal airports

    April 12, 2018

    In addition to removing electronics larger than a cellphone, TSA recommends separating foods, powders and items that can clutter bags to ease screening process With the summer travel season on the horizon, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has completed rollout of enhanced screening procedures for carry-on baggage as part of a greater ...

  • Putting the geospatial in cybersecurity

    April 12, 2018

    The potential for election tampering, hackers taking out internet-connected traffic cameras prior to the Inauguration in Washington D.C., and recent massive data breaches are part of our daily news feed and the cybersecurity dangers of our wonderfully connected world.  As our reliance on network-enabled devices continues to grow and, particularly in the areas of government ...

  • OPCW Issues Report on Technical Assistance Requested by the United Kingdom

    April 12, 2018

    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) transmitted yesterday to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) the report of the OPCW’s mission to provide requested technical assistance in regard to the Salisbury incident on 4 March 2018. The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and ...

  • Yemen’s Houthis say launched drone attack on Saudi Aramco facility

    April 11, 2018

    Yemen’s armed Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had launched a drone strike on a facility belonging to oil giant Saudi Aramco in southern Saudi Arabia – though the company said its plants there were operating “normally and safely”. The Houthis’ Al-Masirah TV channel did not say when the attack took place or give details of ...

  • U.S. Sees Wave Of New Cyber Attacks On Energy Infrastructure

    April 11, 2018

    In the past few weeks at least seven natural gas pipeline operators were the victims of hackers that targeted third-party communications system Latitude Technologies, causing service disruptions and breakdowns in electronic communications with customers–and that’s lucky. The hacks, while extremely concerning, did not disrupt the supply of gas to U.S. consumers, but the industry may not be ...

  • Algerian military plane crash death toll rises to 257

    April 11, 2018

    A total of 257 people have been killed after an Algerian military plane crashed near the country’s capital. The cause was unclear and an investigation has been launched, the country’s defence ministry said in a statement. It added that ten crew members and 247 passengers – mostly soldiers and their relatives – died in the crash. Read more… Source: ...

  • ‘Dark web’ targeted in crime crackdown by Government

    April 11, 2018

    Criminals are emboldened by the anonymity of the dark web, which has become a platform for horrific abuse, the Home Secretary will say today. New funding to crack down on the “dangerous” dark web will be launched by Amber Rudd in a speech at the Government’s flagship event for cybersecurity. Read more… Source: Sky News