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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

  • Jordan: Advanced devices to detect chemical, explosives at Customs Department

    July 24, 2016

    New advanced chemical and explosive detection devices will be introduced to maintain the security of borders and confront threats of weapons of mass destruction, a source at the Custom Department said. According to Director General of Jordan Customs Department, Wadah Al-Hamoud, the new equipment are light and designed to examine all goods and luggage brought into ...

  • Chemical plants, water supply are terrorist targets, Europol warns

    July 22, 2016

    Chemical plants are becoming a “target of choice” for terrorists who may also try to contaminate water supplies or infiltrate nuclear sites, according to Europe’s law enforcement agency. The threat posed by Islamic State will get only worse, Europol warned, as it revealed the number of jihadist attacks across the continent had more than quadrupled in ...

  • Automotive industry releases vehicle cybersecurity best practices

    July 22, 2016

    Members of the US Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) have released an overview of comprehensive Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices, developed as a proactive measure to further enhance vehicle cybersecurity throughout the industry. The Executive Summary has been released publicly on the Auto-ISAC website. The Best Practices provide guidance to assist an organisation’s development in ...

  • Transport Ministry to introduce new security mechanisms at airports

    July 21, 2016

    The Transport Ministry will be introducing a new security mechanism at airports that will take into account existing activities and practices. Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Aziz Kaprawi said the mechanism would be in place as soon as possible, given the increased global security and safety threats especially at transportation hubs. He said the ministry’s secretary-general ...

  • Help Us Secure Oil & Gas Facilities, Baru Pleads with The Military says Nigeria Lost N51.3 billion to Pipeline Vandalism in 2015

    July 21, 2016

    The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru on Thursday made a passionate appeal to the Nigerian military to help secure critical oil and gas infrastructure and curb the losses incurred by the Corporation due to the nefarious activities of pipeline vandals and oil thieves. Dr. Baru who led a ...

  • DDoS Attack Takes Down US Congress Website for Three Days

    July 20, 2016

    The US Congress has just recovered after a three-day DDoS attack that has crippled its online portal congress.gov, along with adjacent sites such as the US Library of Congress (loc.gov) and the US Copyright Office (coypright.gov). The attack started on Sunday evening, July 17, and initially targeted the Library of Congress website, affecting the same server ...

  • The Troubling State of Security Cameras; Thousands of Devices Vulnerable

    July 20, 2016

    The recent Lizard Squad hack which resulted in a lot of CCTV cameras targeted and hijacked by a DDOS attack has highlighted the need for better security cameras. A study conducted by Protection1 shows how many security agencies do not take things seriously, Protection1 report. The Lizard Squad hack is not the first instance of security ...

  • SCADAfence and Gigamon Partner to Provide Visibility and Cybersecurity for Industrial Networks

    July 19, 2016

    SCADAfence, a pioneer in securing industrial networks in smart manufacturing industries, announced today it has joined Gigamon’s (GIMO) ecosystem partner program to provide a joint cybersecurity solution. With the adoption of Industrial IoT, manufacturing facilities are more productive, easier to manage and more cost-effective to operate. However, the major technology changes taking place have exposed mission ...

  • The TSA, Metadata And You: How Cybersecurity Techniques Can Avoid Security Theater

    July 18, 2016

    The TSA is predicting long waits for flyers. It’s also trying to hire more staff because it miscalculated the number of enrollments in TSA-PreCheck, its expedited security-screening program. The situation is so bad they fired their director of security. But how was he to understand Little’s Law, that states a queueing system under heavy load ...

  • HSBC Website Suffers DDoS Attack

    July 18, 2016

    The official domain of HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) came under massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on 12 July affecting domain in UK and the USA. The DDoS attack was conducted by OurMine hacking group which previously made headlines for hacking social media accounts of high-profile tech celebrities including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar ...

  • Hacking 3D Printers Is Just Another Way to Destroy Modern Companies

    July 17, 2016

    A hacker could breach a company’s network, hack into a 3D printer, and alter operational details to produce defective products that could lead to a company going bankrupt. This is a new type of cyber-attack described in a research paper called Manufacturing and Security Challenges in 3D Printing, funded by the Office of Naval Research and ...

  • Hackers attempt to extort Polish Defence Ministry for $50,000 after stealing data

    July 15, 2016

    A hacking group called ‘Pravyy Sector’ is attempting to extort the Polish Defence Ministry for $50,000 (€45,000, £37,000) while threatening to release a number of sensitive files stolen from its computer networks if no payment is received. The hacking group, which takes its name from the far-right Ukrainian political party Pravy Sektor – or ‘Right Sector’ ...

  • Energy braces for online attacks

    July 15, 2016

    Exxon Mobil Corp. bans its employees from using personal email and USB flash drives. It sends them simulated phishing emails, with alluring links, to see whether its workers would fall for tricks that would leave the computer networks of the nation’s biggest oil company vulnerable to attack. These defensive measures are a response to the threat ...

  • FBI Crisis Response Canines Help Victims Cope with Tragedy

    July 15, 2016

    After the mass terrorist shooting in San Bernardino, California, the FBI’s Victim Assistance Rapid Deployment Team was among the first to respond. The multidisciplinary group consisted of victim specialists, analysts, and special agents all trained in responding to mass casualty events. While in San Bernardino, they connected grieving victims and their families to a variety of support ...