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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, 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.

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  • Burning oil tanker Sanchi may explode and sink as body found in search for missing crew

    January 8, 2018

    The body of a crew member has been found on a burning oil tanker off China’s east coast. The victim was among 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis missing after the tanker Sanchi collided with a grain ship 160 miles off Shanghai on Saturday. Alireza Irvash, from Iran’s consulate in Shanghai, told Iranian state broadcaster IRIB that the body had ...

  • India probes breach of biometric identity database

    January 5, 2018

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which runs the world’s largest biometric identity card scheme, has initiated a police probe into a major security breach. The probe was ordered on Thursday after the local Tribune newspaper accessed a database containing the identity details of more than one billion citizens, which was being sold for a meagre $8, the ...

  • UN Security Council Resolution calls for biometrics collection to stop terrorist travel

    January 4, 2018

    The UN Security Council recently passed a resolution requiring countries to collect biometric data from suspected terrorists as part of an effort to prevent terrorists from travelling. The biometric data will be compiled along with Passanger Name Record (PNR) data and Advanced Passenger Information (API) to develop watchlists of known and suspected terrorists. UN Security Council Resolution ...

  • Despite ban, drones still pose risk to aviation

    January 4, 2018

    I saw a drone 15 miles to the right,” a Turkish Airlines pilot said to air traffic control as he was preparing to land at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport a few days ago. The sighting of the unmanned aerial vehicle, a device especially popular among amateur and professional photographers and videographers as well as enthusiasts, is ...

  • Rush to fix ‘serious’ computer chip flaws

    January 4, 2018

    Tech firms are working to fix two bugs that could allow hackers to steal personal data from computer systems. Google researchers said one of the “serious security flaws”, dubbed “Spectre”, was found in chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM. The other, known as “Meltdown” affects Intel-made chips alone. The industry has been aware of the problem for ...

  • ​240,000 Homeland Security employees, case witnesses affected by data breach

    January 4, 2018

    The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed the breach of the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Case Management System (CMS), affecting approximately 247,167 individuals employed by DHS in 2014, as well as individuals including subjects, witnesses, and complainants associated with DHS OIG investigations from 2002 through 2014. DHS issued a statement on ...

  • Police arrest six on suspicion of terrorism offences

    January 3, 2018

    Five men and a woman have been arrested today (Wednesday 3 January) on suspicion of terrorism offences. The men – a 26-year-old from Cambridge, a 21-year-old from Banbury, Oxfordshire, a 28-year-old from Wolverhampton, a 26-year-old from Leicester and a 24-year-old from Stockport – and a 37-year-old woman also from Banbury, have been arrested on suspicion of ...

  • Cybersecurity for Upstream Operations

    January 3, 2018

    Optimizing the design, function, and benefits of the logical cyber-representation of physical asset environments, whether for wells being drilled or produced, pipelines, or treatment facilities, is an evolving trend for the oil and gas industry to gain operational efficiency. The analysis described shows that operational efficiency and cybersecurity compromise is essential for business success when ...

  • After security disasters, banks using SWIFT messaging platform face new regulations in 2018

    January 3, 2018

    In 2018, all banks using the SWIFT messaging platform will be required to comply with a new cybersecurity framework that aims to establish a baseline for security. SWIFT stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. Banks use the closed network to communicate among themselves, sending approximately 25 million messages per day. Read more… Source: TechRepublic  

  • Fire Trips Off Nigeria’s Power Grid, Causes Total Outage

    January 3, 2018

    There was a sudden loss of power generation on Tuesday night, leading to a total blackout across the country. According to a statement from the Ministry Of Power, Works and Housing, the power outage occurred following a reported fire incident on a gas pipeline in Edo State. Read more… Source: ChannelsTV