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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.

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  • Tests reveal crack in key component of Chinese nuclear power plant, 130km west of Hong Kong

    December 12, 2017

    A component of Taishan nuclear power plant – which sits 130km west of Hong Kong – cracked during performance tests amid safety concerns about further delays, FactWire has learnt from multiple reliable sources. State-owned China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) entered a joint venture with French utility Électricité de France (EDF) and began building the plant ...

  • German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles

    December 11, 2017

    Germany’s intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organizations to warn public officials about the risk ...

  • Twenty-five EU states sign PESCO defense pact

    December 11, 2017

    The European Council has adopted the decision to establish a European Union defense pact, known as PESCO. The 25 participating EU states are set to begin working on a series of joint-defense projects next year. European Union member states on Monday moved ever closer toward establishing a defense union, after the European Council adopted the creation of a new ...

  • Up to 100,000 Canadians could wrongly be on no-fly list, research suggests

    December 11, 2017

    The federal government won’t disclose how many people are on the country’s no-fly list, but research by two University of Western Ontario students suggests as many as 100,000 Canadians are being falsely flagged as suspected terrorists. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is facing pressure from Liberal and opposition MPs to fund the establishment of an independent no-fly-list ...

  • House panel explores US ability to counter weapons of mass destruction

    December 11, 2017

    Leaders of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) testified before a congressional panel on Thursday about the United States’ ability to counter weapons of mass destruction and additional emerging threats. U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Energy, Preparedness, Response, and Communications, convened the hearing. DHS restructuring and potential ...

  • Public sector cyber security needs to fight back

    December 11, 2017

    Getting security wrong during the transition from paper to digital could mean a loss of public confidence in new services, argues Graeme Stewart, director of public sector at Fortinet UK&I. From ransomware attacks against the NHS, to cyber-attacks on parliamentary email accounts, it’s safe to say that it’s been a bad year for cyber security in the ...

  • Bomber Strikes Near Times Square, Disrupting City but Killing None

    December 11, 2017

    A would-be suicide attacker detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in the heart of Manhattan’s busiest subway corridor on Monday, sending thousands of terrified commuters fleeing the smoke-choked passageways, and bringing the heart of Midtown to a standstill as hundreds of police officers converged on Times Square and the surrounding streets. But the makeshift ...

  • UK police hold training exercise to prepare for chemical attack on Israeli embassy

    December 10, 2017

    Police have carried out a training exercise to prepare for a chemical attack on the the Israeli embassy in London. The drill, which was the first of its kind to take place in a foreign embassy in the capital, also involved firefighters and paramedics who rehearsed their response to “casualties affected by a noxious substance”. A section ...