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Today’s interdependent and interconnected world requires joint efforts and holistic approaches to protect critical infrastructure assets from the growing number of attacks and to address ever-evolving convergent threats to our economy, security and well-being.

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  • Bot and drone misuse could lead to cybercrime explosion

    February 21, 2018

    The rapid development of drones and artificial intelligence is a “game-changer” that will present a serious threat to national security if it isn’t addressed. The assessment, made by 26 experts from institutions including Cambridge and Oxford Universities, warns of the potential for malicious use of artificial intelligence (AI) by rogue states, criminals, and terrorists. The panel forecast ...

  • Another IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya, India

    February 20, 2018

    Averting a major tragedy, Special Force-10 commandos on Tuesday recovered another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) left by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in poll-bound Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district, police said. “The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the roadside of Cherangre area and it was later detonated on the spot, Meghalaya Police Chief Swaraj ...

  • Exercise TOXIC DAGGER – the sharp end of chemical warfare

    February 20, 2018

    40 Commando Royal Marines and The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have staged the UK’s biggest annual exercise to prepare troops for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) operations. Exercise TOXIC DAGGER is supported by Dstl, along with Public Health England (PHE) and The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), and is the largest exercise of ...

  • Can blockchain-enabled ID make travel more secure and efficient?

    February 20, 2018

    The technology that helps power bitcoin transactions could also help officials authenticate airport passengers, under a blockchain-enabled ID pilot that has the backing of Canada and the Netherlands. The effort seeks to test the efficiency of using blockchain for a digital travel ID system. It would not only confirm identities of those travelers but build their ...

  • Sir Michael Fallon to host Counter Terror Awards at SCTX18

    February 19, 2018

    The organisers of Security & Counter Terror Expo have announced that Sir Michael Fallon MP, former Secretary of State for Defence and member of the National Security Council, will host the inaugural Counter Terror Awards during the event next month. The awards ceremony will take place at Olympia, London on 6 March 2018, with an audience of European ...

  • Smart meters could leave British homes vulnerable to cyber attacks, experts have warned

    February 18, 2018

    New smart energy meters that the Government wants to be installed in millions of homes will leave householders vulnerable to cyber attacks, ministers have been warned. The intelligence agency GCHQ is said to have raised concerns over the security of the meters, which could enable hackers to steal personal details and defraud consumers by tampering with ...

  • Plague of the Cyber RATs: How a toxic computer code delivered by ‘Remote Access Trojans’ is an invisible army able to take over a petrochemical plant

    February 17, 2018

    On a broiling day last August, managers of a huge petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia discovered to their horror that it had been attacked. The consequences could have been catastrophic: the invaders had seized command of its computerised control-and-safety system, and had the power to damage it severely. The attackers carried no guns, explosives, or conventional weapons. Yet ...

  • DHS announces finalists for $300K challenge to develop emerging biothreat detection system

    February 16, 2018

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) named five finalists for a $300,000 grant to develop an early warning system that detects emerging biothreats using existing data on Wednesday. Finalists for the grant, which is being administered by the S&T Directorate and the Office of Health Affairs National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC), ...

  • Enriched Uranium Particle Appears Over Alaska – and No One Knows Why

    February 15, 2018

    There’s a whiff of something radioactive in the air. A research plane flying over the Aleutian Islands on Aug. 3, 2016 detected a single speck of enriched uranium floating about 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) above Alaska’s far-western island chain, according to a new research paper that will be published in April in The Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. Read more… Source: Live Science  

  • 17 Dead in Florida High School Shooting; Suspect in Custody

    February 15, 2018

    Police in southern Florida say the latest mass shooting at a U.S. school involved a former student firing outside of a high school, then continuing to shoot inside the building before eventually blending in with a group of students as they fled. Authorities identified the shooter as Nikolas Cruz. As of late Wednesday, they said he ...

  • Tool could forecast flu outbreaks weeks in advance

    February 15, 2018

    A new tool could help forecast an influenza pandemic or outbreak of disease in the event of a bioterrorist attack, researchers report. EpiFX, which researchers at the University of Melbourne and the Defence Science Technology Group developed, is already predicting the start and extent of the Australian winter influenza season, sometimes up to weeks in advance. ...

  • ‘One person shot’ outside NSA headquarters

    February 14, 2018

    At least one person has reportedly been shot and wounded and one suspect taken into custody at the US National Security Agency’s headquarters. Gunfire rang out after a black SUV pulled up at the entrance to the facility in Fort Meade, Maryland. An NSA spokesman told local media the area outside America’s electronic espionage agency was now ...