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Welcome to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Review website.

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.

Delta Business Media announces the debut of Critical Infrastructure Protection Review, the go-to destination for the latest news, insights and expert knowledge, which will assist governments, and the public and private sectors to improve the security and resilience of vital critical infrastructures and strengthen their preparedness to recover from the physical and cyber attacks.

With an initial subscriber base encompassing key decision makers and professionals from the defence, law enforcement, transportation, energy, banking, telecommunication and other critical sectors, the publishers aim to enhance cooperation and provide an effective information-sharing platform, which will engage top-security leaders through news, articles and events.

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Top News

  • Nuclear Plant Security

    November 29, 2016

    Nuclear Energy Activist Toolkits #32 and #47 described the emergency plan preparations required by federal regulations for every operating nuclear power plant. Other federal regulations require design features backed by testing and inspection protocols intended to minimize the chances of a nuclear plant accident that might result in the emergency plans being needed. That’s Safety ...

  • Japan Denies Report of ‘State-Backed’ Cyber Attack on Military

    November 28, 2016

    Japan’s Defense Ministry on Monday denied a report that a military computer network had suffered a high-level cyber attack in September, possibly involving a state actor. A public affairs official at the ministry said the report wasn’t true, and that it receives numerous suspicious e-mails and other forms of contact believed to be cyber attacks on ...

  • Cyber Attack Knocks Nearly a Million Routers Offline

    November 28, 2016

    Mirai Botnet is getting stronger and more notorious each day that passes by. The reason: Insecure Internet-of-things Devices. Last month, the Mirai botnet knocked the entire Internet offline for a few hours, crippling some of the world’s biggest and most popular websites. Now, more than 900,000 broadband routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany knocked offline ...

  • European Commission Suffers DDoS Attack, Servers Go Offline for Several Hours

    November 25, 2016

    The European Commission experienced a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Thursday that disrupted its operations for several hours, though no data breach was experienced. The Commission confirmed in a statement that it was indeed the target of a DDoS attack, but claimed that its security teams responded well, so no disruption was caused. And yet, ...

  • Tips on Protecting Devices from Hackers

    November 24, 2016

    Billions of fitness trackers, medical implants, surveillance cameras, home appliances, thermostats, baby monitors and computers in automobiles now are connected as part of a rapidly expanding “Internet of Things.” But many such devices were developed without security considerations. As a result, they are prime targets for hackers. Here are tips to protect your devices: How Do I Know ...

  • New scanners to reduce need for unpacking at airport security

    November 23, 2016

    Makers of scanners used in airports are testing new technology that could soon make taking liquids and laptops out of carry-on bags a thing of the past, speeding up security lines for passengers. Manufacturers such as Smiths Detection and L-3 Communications are developing and testing new scanners using computed tomography (CT) imaging, which produce more detailed ...

  • Cyber Grinches Could Disrupt Holidays’ Biggest Shopping Weekend

    November 23, 2016

    Recent high-profile distributed denial of service attacks on the Internet’s infrastructure and an investigative journalist’s website have spiked concerns over possible disruptions of traffic during the biggest online shopping weekend of the year. Online spending last year exceeded US$5.8 billion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to Adobe, and that figure is expected to be ...

  • L-3 Strikes Potential $315M Deal to Buy Aviation Security Tech Maker MacDonald Humphrey

    November 23, 2016

    L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has purchased U.K.-based aviation security technology maker MacDonald Humfrey Automation in a deal potentially worth up to $315.5 million for an effort to add new automation and robotic tools for deployment at airports worldwide. The deal comes nearly one month after L-3 said it would purchaseImplant Sciences‘ explosive trace detection business in a bankruptcy auction for $117.5 million ...

  • The Critical Infrastructure of Space

    November 22, 2016

    For those of us who affectionately call ourselves “space cadets,” we’ve always thought outer space is cool and inspiring. From pioneering astronauts, big telescopes, deep space probes and planetary rovers, all you have to do is mention one of those things and those of us who are space junkies can tell you all about our ...

  • Emerging patchwork of regulation of UAS operations near critical infrastructure

    November 22, 2016

    Over the last couple of years, we have seen an increase in state regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). A recent report published by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) titled “A Guide to State Laws Impacting UAS/UAV Operations” identifies the restriction of operations near critical infrastructure among the leading trends in state regulation of ...

  • Building Security Resiliency Into Critical Infrastructure

    November 18, 2016

    Last month, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month efforts closed by focusing on scenarios straight out of action movies and nightmares – attacks on our critical infrastructure. These days, however, the threat is more likely to come from an innocent seeming email than bomb-toting terrorists à la Die Hard. Utilities, hospitals, transportation systems, and all the other systems ...

  • Is critical infrastructure the next DDoS target?

    November 16, 2016

    The massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack last month on Dyn, the New Hampshire-based Domain Name System (DNS) provider, was mostly an inconvenience. While it took down a portion of the internet for several hours, disrupted dozens of major websites and made national news, nobody died. Nobody even got hurt, other than financially. But the attack, ...

  • Start small to tackle the big cyber risks facing critical infrastructure

    November 15, 2016

    Like many industries, critical infrastructure systems—power plants, transportation networks, hospitals, and all the systems essential to keep communities and countries running—are increasingly digitally controlled and connected. This shift brings enormous operating and business efficiencies. It also brings enormous cyber risk. The U.S. Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) reported that, in 2015, cybersecurity incidents involving critical ...

  • How California Is Protecting Its Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

    November 10, 2016

    To protect power grid integration from cyber threats in California, the California Public Utilities Commission has funded a cyber information sharing program, California Energy Systems for the 21st Century (CES-21). According to Jamie Van Randwyck, project lead for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, “The CES-21 program has been a highly productive and collaborative initiative thus far. ...