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Welcome to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Review website.

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.

With a subscriber base encompassing key decision makers and professionals from the defence, law enforcement, transportation, energy, banking, telecommunication and other critical sectors, the publishers aim to enhance cooperation and provide an effective information-sharing platform, which will engage top-security leaders through news, articles and events.

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Top News

  • CISF favours installation of body scanners at Indian airports

    January 1, 2018

    The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has favoured installation of body scanners at all airports — both domestic as well as foreign — to ensure enhanced security to lakhs of air travellers. The CISF, that guards 59 such civil facilities at present, is also aiming to introduce the tagless hand baggage regime of travel for the ...

  • Vocal disguises and impersonations may fool voice recognition authentication

    January 1, 2018

    Pundits predict that biometrics will eventually replace passwords as the preferred method of authenticating users. On the surface, using physical features instead of passwords seems like a win-win for everyone concerned. There is nothing to remember, and there are many physiological identifiers such as fingerprints, finger geometry, iris recognition, vein recognition, retina scanning, voice recognition, and DNA matching ...

  • Security for New Year’s Eve celebrations reviewed, Met Police says

    December 29, 2017

    Security for New Year’s Eve celebrations across London has been reviewed, Scotland Yard says. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to celebrate in London on 31 December. They can expect to see armed police on patrol, plus dog units and vehicle barriers, Superintendent Nick Aldworth said. Read more… Source: Sky News  

  • LA-Tokyo U-turn: How can you fly without a ticket?

    December 28, 2017

    On 26 December a Tokyo-bound flight from Los Angeles was turned around mid-air after it was discovered that an “unauthorised passenger” had managed to get on board without a valid ticket. More than 200 passengers, including celebrity couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, were on the “flight to nowhere” after taking off and landing at the ...

  • ADS-B and Aviation Cybersecurity: Should Passengers Be Concerned?

    December 28, 2017

    Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) is a technology mandated in all commercial and general aviation aircraft by 2020. It gives the pilot a kind of weather radar and assists with situational awareness, bringing excellent value to the cockpit for professional and private pilots alike. The ability to see thunderstorms and other aircraft in close proximity ...

  • 40 dead in ‘multiple’ Kabul suicide bomb blasts

    December 28, 2017

    At least 40 people have been killed and dozens more wounded following multiple blasts at a Shia cultural centre in Kabul. Najib Danish, a spokesperson for the Afghan interior ministry, said suicide attackers had set off explosions outside of the centre. Islamic State said it directed the attacks, and claimed through its propaganda outlet Amaq that it ...

  • Putin says St. Petersburg blast was a terror attack

    December 28, 2017

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that a terrorist attack occurred in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. The head of state ordered Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, to act within the law when detaining criminals, but in the event of a threat to the lives of law enforcement officers, no one should be captured but ...

  • What is cyber security? How to build a cyber security strategy

    December 27, 2017

    Cyber security is the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and availability (ICA) of information. It represents the ability to defend against and recover from accidents like hard drive failures or power outages, and from attacks by adversaries. The latter includes everyone from script kiddies to hackers and criminal groups capable of executing advanced persistent ...

  • Why ‘secure’ isn’t secure enough in the utilities sector

    December 27, 2017

    Cybersecurity of critical energy infrastructure is a growing concern because the industry is experiencing a significant overhaul as grids, power, water and gas become increasingly smart and automated. For utility companies, the consequences of inadequate cybersecurity include service and grid outages affecting thousands of customers, if not more. The “fourth industrial revolution,” if you will, ...

  • Terrorist Attack on Libya Pipeline

    December 26, 2017

    Officials from the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that the attack against the Maradah pipeline was an act of terrorism. “Eyewitnesses saw two Toyota trucks near the scene of the blast prior to the explosion which we believe were there to plant explosives,” statement from the Media Office of LNA’s Marada Battalion has said. We broke the ...