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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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  • Emirates Group Security and Etihad Aviation Group sign MoU for cooperation in Aviation Security

    January 10, 2018

    Emirates Group Security and Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in aviation security. The agreement signals the importance of closer collaboration in aviation security to effectively exploit joint synergies to enhance efficiency and security for the benefit of both groups’ customers. One of the key areas of cooperation outlined in ...

  • India, ASEAN to focus on maritime security during summit

    January 10, 2018

    The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit of January 25 is likely to focus on maritime security for the region, a senior ASEAN diplomat said on Wednesday. Speaking to The Hindu, ambassador of Thailand Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi said that ASEAN expects India to highlight maritime security during the summit, even as the Ministry of External Affairs said that discussion on ...

  • WHO Okays Chinese-Produced HIV, Hepatitis Vaccines

    January 10, 2018

    Two Chinese-produced vaccines, a Bivalent Oral Poliomyelitis Vaccine (BOPV) and a Hepatitis “A” Vaccine (HAV), have received prequalification by the WHO. The move indicates that the WHO has given the vaccines its stamp of approval for the safety and efficacy, and UN procuring agencies may now source them. Read more… Source: Africa Independent Television  

  • New Mobile Malware Uses Layered Obfuscation and Targets Russian Banks

    January 10, 2018

    Last year, we saw the Fanta SDK malware target Russian bank Sberbank users and employ unique defensive measures. Now, another bank malware family has appeared, targeting even more Russian banks while using new and evolved obfuscation techniques. This family is named FakeBank, and so far the related samples we have collected number in the thousands. These samples ...

  • Explosives found in central Mumbai where excavation work was under way

    January 10, 2018

    Explosives were found in Mumbai central area where excavation was underway for metro work. Bomb Disposal and Detection Squad (BDDS) was summoned and the explosives were retrieved from the debris. Local police said the explosives were crude bombs and they were diffused by BDDS and the area was secured. The diffused bombs will be sent to a ...

  • Russia claims it repelled home-grown drone swarm in Syria

    January 10, 2018

    The Russian Defense Ministry has reported that its forces in Syria have been attacked by a swarm of GPS-guided drones carrying improvised explosives. The attack took place on the night of December 5, with 13 drones were picked up on radar. Ten aimed themselves at Russia’s Hmeymim air base and three more headed for a logistics ...

  • South Sudan investigates the suspected Viral Haemorrhagic Fever outbreak in Yirol East, Eastern Lakes State

    January 10, 2018

    Following a report of suspected viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) outbreak in Thonabutkok village, Yirol East County on 28 December 2017, a multi-sectoral response in the context of one health was launched by the Ministry of Health, WHO and other experts from the human and animal health for an in-depth investigation to establish the cause of ...

  • Houthis threaten to block shipping traffic in Red Sea

    January 9, 2018

    Yemen’s Houthi rebels have threatened to block the vital shipping route that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. The president of the so-called supreme political council, which runs Sanaa and other rebel-held territory, made the threat in a meeting with the deputy UN envoy to Yemen on Monday, according to both ...

  • 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 ...