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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.

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  • Woman was able to walk through an e-Passport gate using her cousin’s passport

    March 29, 2018

    A woman passed through an electronic border gate using her cousin’s passport, it has been revealed. Inspectors witnessed the apparently unintentional ‘spoofing’ during observations at Stansted Airport in Essex. The watchdog report said: ‘A passenger managed to gain entry via an e-Passport gate using her cousin’s passport. ‘However, when the cousin tried to use the first passenger’s passport ...

  • Creaking protocols are threat to EU’s telecom infrastructure security

    March 29, 2018

    Legacy technologies pose a threat to the European Union’s telecommunications infrastructure, a study by cybersecurity agency ENISA warns. 2G/ 3G mobile networks worldwide still depend on SS7 and Diameter for controlling communications (routing voice calls and data) as well as sets of protocols designed “decades ago without giving adequate effect to modern day security implications”, ENISA said. Read more… Source: ...

  • Australian Government passes critical infrastructure national security Bill

    March 29, 2018

    Australia’s Parliament has passed the Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill in what the government called a bid to protect the electricity, gas, ports, and water sectors from “foreign involvement” that could lead to espionage, sabotage, and coercion, and giving ministers the power to direct companies to conduct risk mitigation actions. The legislation  was designed for the purpose ...

  • Boeing said it detected limited intrusion of malware

    March 29, 2018

    U.S. planemaker Boeing Co “detected a limited intrusion of malware” that affected “a small number of systems,” and said certain media reports on the disruptions were “overstated and inaccurate,” a company vice president said on Wednesday. Linda Mills, VP of Boeing commercial airplanes communications, said by email that “remediations were applied” and the intrusion would not ...

  • Russia threat and terror the focus of security review

    March 28, 2018

    Threats from Russia and organised crime are the focus of a new national security strategy for the UK. In what the prime minister has called a “fusion doctrine”, the plan will combine intelligence and the Army with economics and diplomacy to defeat UK enemies. Theresa May said “every capability” would be used against increasing threats on national ...

  • Police ‘should need warrant’ to download phone data

    March 27, 2018

    Police officers should be prevented from accessing people’s personal mobile phone data without a search warrant, a privacy campaign group has said. At least 26 police forces in England and Wales have begun using new technology to extract data from phones. And Privacy International said there had been no public debate about the rapid rollout of this ...

  • ‘Suspicious packages’ sent to military bases in Washington DC region

    March 27, 2018

    Suspicious packages have been sent to at least four military bases in the Washington DC region, according to US media reports. The FBI, Secret Service, Hazmat and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit were all deployed to the National Defense University at Fort McNair around 8.30am on Monday local time, where a package tested positive for black ...

  • Fire crews kept half a mile from Manchester bomb for two hours amid confusion over ‘gunman on loose’

    March 27, 2018

    Confusion over whether a gunman was on the loose after the Manchester Arena bombing meant specialist firefighters were not sent to the scene for more than two hours, a report has found. The fire service was left effectively “outside of the loop” of police and ambulance crews, so firefighters trained in first-aid and terror scenarios did ...

  • Mastermind behind EUR 1 billion cyber bank robbery arrested in Spain

    March 26, 2018

    The leader of the crime gang behind the Carbanak and Cobalt malware attacks targeting over a 100 financial institutions worldwide has been arrested in Alicante, Spain, after a complex investigation conducted by the Spanish National Police, with the support of Europol, the US FBI, the Romanian, Belarussian and Taiwanese authorities and private cyber security companies. Since ...

  • French ‘hero’ gendarme who swapped himself for hostage dies

    March 24, 2018

    A French police officer who offered himself up to an extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage during a deadly supermarket siege in southwestern France has died of his injuries, the interior minister said Saturday. Col. Arnaud Beltrame was among the first officers to respond to the attack on the supermarket in the south of France on Friday. ...

  • Egypt: Explosion hits near convoy of Alexandria security chief

    March 24, 2018

    An explosion in the coastal city of Alexandria has killed at least two people, including a policeman, in what officials called an assassination attempt against the city’s security chief. The blast occurred near the Tolip Hotel on Saturday afternoon in Rushdi, a neighbourhood in Egypt’s second city, close to the motorcade of Major General Mostafa al-Nemr, the head ...

  • New joint cyber security centre launched in Sydney

    March 23, 2018

    A new joint cyber security centre that promotes collaboration across government, business and academia has launched in Sydney on 21 March by the Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, Angus Taylor. The new Sydney centre is part of the Australian Government’s A$47m Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) program, which facilitates stronger partnerships between 101 organisations across private ...



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