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  • International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response

    April 10, 2018

    International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate an alleged poison gas attack, their organisation said on Tuesday, as the United States and other Western powers consider taking military action over the incident. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned of a quick, forceful response once responsibility for the attack ...

  • Looking for work? East Midlands Airport is recruiting new security officers

    April 10, 2018

    East Midlands Airport is recruiting security officers before what promises to be a very busy summer – but you’ll have to apply quickly. The airport’s recruitment site says it is looking to train people who are interested in landing jobs within aviation security. No experience is necessary as successful candidates will be put through a Level 1 ...

  • Nigeria: Delta police detonate bomb on oil facility

    April 10, 2018

    The Delta State Police Command has safely detonated a two-kilogramme improvised explosive device (IED) at the Dibi tank farm in Escravos in Warri North. Commissioner of Police Muhammadu Mustafa, who briefed reporters yesterday, said the bomb was detonated on a Chevron facility. He said his men, acting on intelligence, discovered the IED at the base of the ...

  • ‘Cyber attack’ takes out national government’s IT

    April 10, 2018

    A nation’s entire government is staggering to its feet after being shut down for a week due to a “cyber attack”. The nation in question is Sint Maarten, an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is otherwise known as the southern “Dutch bit” of the Caribbean island Saint Martin and has an area of ...

  • Only 6 Indian airports have operational bomb detection squads, audit finds

    April 10, 2018

    Only six of the 59 airports guarded by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the country have operational bomb detection and disposal squads, according to an audit by the paramilitary agency, raising concerns about safety measures. Only the security forces at the airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Cochin and Hyderabad are equipped to defuse and dispose off explosives, a Hindustan ...

  • Cyber Dam Busters could give Australia’s military an asymmetric edge

    April 9, 2018

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has a “distinct battlefield edge” because it has fully integrated its military offensive capability into ADF operations. But a “modest” additional investment would give it “an asymmetric capability against future adversaries”, according to the International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). “Having synchronised operations with traditional ...

  • Botched upgrade at Belgian bank Argenta sparks phishing frenzy

    April 6, 2018

    Belgian bank Argenta has apologised for a botched tech plumbing upgrade that delayed transfers and confronted customers with incorrect balance data. The bank, which has 1.4 million Belgian customers, blamed the problems on post-upgrade issues with the data transfer mechanism between its two data centres, among other things. Read more… Source: The Register  

  • EU assists in Brunei’s preparedness against CBRN risks

    April 6, 2018

    The European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE) recently facilitated a workshop at the Radisson Hotel, to explore options for multi-agency cooperation by means of a Table-Top Exercise. Attended by a team of officials responsible for the management of CBRN risks, the two-day event also served to identify ...

  • Challenges in Securing Connected Hospitals

    April 5, 2018

    In our latest research paper on healthcare cybersecurity, Securing Connected Hospitals, which was produced in partnership with HITRUST, we examined internet-connected medical-related devices and systems such as databases, hospital admin consoles, and medical devices. We also looked into the supply chain, which has been an attack vector that is often overlooked. Based on our research into cyberthreats against hospitals, we ...

  • A new Mirai-style botnet is targeting the financial sector

    April 5, 2018

    A botnet made up of hijacked internet-connected televisions and web cameras has a new target, security researchers have found. Three financial sector institutions have become the latest victims of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in recent months. New research by Recorded Future’s Insikt Group published Thursday points to what’s likely to be the IoTroop botnet, used to pummel financial ...

  • Israel says it thwarted Gaza militant attack on navy ship

    April 4, 2018

    Israel said Wednesday it has arrested 10 Palestinians suspected of planning an attack against a navy ship off the Gaza coast, just days after it accused Gaza militants of using mass protests along its border with Israel as cover to stage further attacks. The Shin Bet security service said the interrogation of the cell’s alleged leader revealed a plan ...

  • EUROCONTROL outage causes flight delays across Europe

    April 4, 2018

    EUROCONTROL, the organisation that provides air traffic management for Europe, has apologised for an outage that made a mess of air transport across the continent yesterday. The problems with the organisation’s Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System (ETFMS) hit at around 13:00 UTC on Tuesday April 3rd. Read more… Source: The Register  



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