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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.

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 the security and resilience of vital critical infrastructures and strengthen their preparedness to withstand and recover from the physical and cyber attacks.

With a subscriber base encompassing key decision makers and professionals from the defence, law enforcement, transportation, energy, banking, telecommunication and other critical sectors, we 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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  • Police arrest six on suspicion of terrorism offences

    January 3, 2018

    Five men and a woman have been arrested today (Wednesday 3 January) on suspicion of terrorism offences. The men – a 26-year-old from Cambridge, a 21-year-old from Banbury, Oxfordshire, a 28-year-old from Wolverhampton, a 26-year-old from Leicester and a 24-year-old from Stockport – and a 37-year-old woman also from Banbury, have been arrested on suspicion of ...

  • Cybersecurity for Upstream Operations

    January 3, 2018

    Optimizing the design, function, and benefits of the logical cyber-representation of physical asset environments, whether for wells being drilled or produced, pipelines, or treatment facilities, is an evolving trend for the oil and gas industry to gain operational efficiency. The analysis described shows that operational efficiency and cybersecurity compromise is essential for business success when ...

  • After security disasters, banks using SWIFT messaging platform face new regulations in 2018

    January 3, 2018

    In 2018, all banks using the SWIFT messaging platform will be required to comply with a new cybersecurity framework that aims to establish a baseline for security. SWIFT stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. Banks use the closed network to communicate among themselves, sending approximately 25 million messages per day. Read more… Source: TechRepublic  

  • Fire Trips Off Nigeria’s Power Grid, Causes Total Outage

    January 3, 2018

    There was a sudden loss of power generation on Tuesday night, leading to a total blackout across the country. According to a statement from the Ministry Of Power, Works and Housing, the power outage occurred following a reported fire incident on a gas pipeline in Edo State. Read more… Source: ChannelsTV  

  • CISF favours installation of body scanners at Indian airports

    January 1, 2018

    The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has favoured installation of body scanners at all airports — both domestic as well as foreign — to ensure enhanced security to lakhs of air travellers. The CISF, that guards 59 such civil facilities at present, is also aiming to introduce the tagless hand baggage regime of travel for the ...

  • Vocal disguises and impersonations may fool voice recognition authentication

    January 1, 2018

    Pundits predict that biometrics will eventually replace passwords as the preferred method of authenticating users. On the surface, using physical features instead of passwords seems like a win-win for everyone concerned. There is nothing to remember, and there are many physiological identifiers such as fingerprints, finger geometry, iris recognition, vein recognition, retina scanning, voice recognition, and DNA matching ...

  • Security for New Year’s Eve celebrations reviewed, Met Police says

    December 29, 2017

    Security for New Year’s Eve celebrations across London has been reviewed, Scotland Yard says. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to celebrate in London on 31 December. They can expect to see armed police on patrol, plus dog units and vehicle barriers, Superintendent Nick Aldworth said. Read more… Source: Sky News  

  • LA-Tokyo U-turn: How can you fly without a ticket?

    December 28, 2017

    On 26 December a Tokyo-bound flight from Los Angeles was turned around mid-air after it was discovered that an “unauthorised passenger” had managed to get on board without a valid ticket. More than 200 passengers, including celebrity couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, were on the “flight to nowhere” after taking off and landing at the ...


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