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Top News

  • How to Protect Tomorrow’s Critical Infrastructure?

    July 6, 2018

    Imagine a city the size of London thrown into chaos, as public transport grinds to a halt and traffic lights stop functioning! This is no longer the stuff of nightmares or the scenario of a disaster movie but a prospect that is getting more likely every day. Critical infrastructure facilities, whether power or nuclear plants, national ...

  • Mastercard: Biometrics use set to skyrocket

    July 6, 2018

    Biometric technology is set to become an integral part of all online shopping as the need for greater security increases, a new report has claimed. Research from Mastercard claims that one in four online transactions will need a greater level of authentication and security within the next 12 months. New EU regulations governing online fraud are set to come ...

  • Russian Telcos ‘Using Foreign Tech’ To Comply With Surveillance Laws

    July 6, 2018

    Russian telecoms companies are relying on equipment from foreign companies to implement far-reaching data-storage laws introduced two years ago, in spite of the law’s original intent to, in part, boost local high-tech industries. The state-approved integrators designing the systems for the implementation of Russia’s so-called Yarovaya laws are in most cases using foreign equipment to handle ...

  • UK.gov: New London courthouse will focus on crimes of a cyber nature

    July 5, 2018

    London is to get a new court building, billed as a legal centre for tackling cyber and online economic crimes. The courthouse, to be built on the site of Fleetbank House, just off the capital’s Fleet Street, will have 18 courtrooms and house the Business and Property Court list of the High Court’s Chancery Division. In addition, ...

  • Wiltshire novichok poisoning investigated by UK counter-terror police

    July 5, 2018

    An urgent investigation is under way to discover how a British couple have been left critically ill by the nerve agent novichok, the same military grade poison that nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter four months ago. Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, Neil Basu, announced that expert scientists in chemical warfare at the world ...

  • ​Qantas passengers to trial facial recognition tech at Sydney Airport

    July 5, 2018

    Some passengers travelling internationally via Qantas will be trialling biometric technology at Sydney Airport, with the first stage using facial recognition for them to complete automated flight check-in and bag drop, gain access to the lounge, and board the plane itself. Additional steps proposed for future trials include mobile check-in and automated border processing, allowing passengers ...

  • The US won’t let China Mobile operate in the country, citing risk to national security

    July 3, 2018

    The US government has declared another major Chinese telecom company a possible “risk to national security”: China Mobile. Yesterday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a statement advising the Federal Communications Commission not to allow China Mobile, which is the world’s third biggest carrier after AT&T and Verizon, to operate in the United States. China Mobile first applied ...

  • This challenge seeks to leverage machine learning to predict regional unrest

    July 2, 2018

    Above and beyond better-targeted Netflix feeds, machine learning offers the promise of helping us understand geopolitics more deeply, perhaps even before certain events happen. The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Agency (IARPA) recently announced a new competition that will call on participants to “leverage novel statistical and machine learning techniques” to forecast civil unrest, military activity and outbreaks of disease. Read more… Source: ...

  • China introduces millimeter wave tech into airports security checks

    July 1, 2018

    China has officially introduced a human imaging device with millimeter wave technology into its airports security checks, according to civil aviation authorities. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued its latest official technical standards and testing program for the millimeter wave human-imaging technology used for airport security checks. Following the United States and the European Union, ...

  • Plane with 230 passengers on board came within 10ft of hitting a drone after take-off at Luton Airport

    July 1, 2018

    A plane with 230 passengers on board came within just 10ft of hitting a drone in another terrifying near-miss. The drama took place as the Airbus 320, which had just taken off from Luton Airport, was flying at 7,000ft around seven miles south-west of the city. Air safety investigators rated it as a ‘Category A’ incident – ...

  • A massive cache of law enforcement personnel data has leaked

    June 29, 2018

    A data breach at a federally funded active shooter training center has exposed the personal data of thousands of US law enforcement officials, ZDNet has learned. The cache of data contained identifiable information on local and state police officers, and federal agents, who sought out or underwent active shooter response training in the past few years. The backend ...

  • New Competition: ‘Airport Vehicle Checkpoint Screening’

    June 29, 2018

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition on behalf of the Future Aviation Security Solutions programme (FASS) focusing on vehicle checkpoint (VCP) screening at airports. This competition is focusing on new solutions to the challenge of vehicle checkpoint (VCP) screening at airports, in order to prevent explosives, weapons and other threats from ...



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