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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.

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 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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Top News

  • Explosive material en route to Gaza captured by Israeli border authorities

    February 4, 2018

    Israeli authorities in charge of supervising goods entering the Gaza Strip recently found material that can be used to build explosive devices hidden among medical equipment. Boxes containing material for assembling bombs were captured by Israeli authorities last week at a border crossing into Gaza. The material has been transferred to a lab for examination and ...

  • The TSA confiscated a record number of guns in passenger carry-on bags in 2017

    February 4, 2018

    ustling U.S. airports set a dubious record in 2017, intercepting nearly 4,000 firearms in passenger bags at checkpoints around the country, according to data released last week by the Transportation Security Administration. Last year, the agency — which routinely confiscates questionable items that could be used as weapons — found a record 3,957 guns tucked away in carry-ons, according ...

  • DDoS mystery: Who’s behind this massive wave of attacks targeting Dutch banks?

    February 1, 2018

    There is as yet no indication of who is behind the massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on Netherlands banks and government websites that ran from last weekend to Tuesday. Initial reports suggesting a Russian connection appear baseless. The attacks began just a couple of days after media reports stated that Dutch intelligence tipped off their ...

  • Achieving cybersecurity on the water

    February 1, 2018

    If Russia can hack its way into our elections and digital mischief makers in China can deface the White House website, what chance do vessel operators have of maintaining cybersecurity within their fleets? Once we’re networked, there probably is no such thing as absolute security, but given our dependence on digital data for everything from navigation ...

  • New Frontex operation in the Mediterranean to help detect potential foreign fighters

    January 31, 2018

    Europe’s border agency is to launch a new naval operation in the Mediterranean on Thursday to combat the threat of Islamist terrorists trying to reach the continent from North Africa. There are fears that after the defeat of the Islamic State in its “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq, extremists could try to infiltrate Europe to carry ...