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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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Top News

  • War At Home: TSA Searching For Suicide Vests On Subways With New Technology Scanning Passengers’ Bodies

    December 14, 2017

    Metro passengers in Los Angeles will soon be screened with TSA technology that will help officials detect explosives like suicide vests, officials said Wednesday. The announcement comes just two days after a man detonated a pipe bomb in a New York City subway station in an attempted terror attack. A three-day test of the devices started ...

  • Yemen faces new threat of deadly diphtheria outbreak

    December 14, 2017

    Yemen, ravaged by war, hunger and disease, is seeing a spike in diphtheria cases that will inevitably erupt into a larger, deadly outbreak because so few people have been immunized, aid officials said on Wednesday. At highest risk are children, who account for many of the more than 280 suspected diphtheria cases and 33 associated deaths ...

  • The Oil And Gas Industry Is Under Attack

    December 14, 2017

    Almost two-thirds of oil and gas companies have recently had a serious cybersecurity incident, and only a small minority of them felt confident that their defense capabilities match the threats, a new survey from EY has revealed. The survey, which involved 40 respondents from the oil and gas industry, found that 60 percent had recently had a ...

  • Egypt minister set to sign deal to resume Russian flights

    December 14, 2017

    Egypt’s aviation minister will travel to Russia to sign protocol agreements as early as Friday to allow the resumption of Russian flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a tourist jet, Egyptian sources and Russia’s minister said on Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo this week to ...

  • South Korea conducts anti-terror drills ahead of Winter Games

    December 12, 2017

    Set to host the Winter Olympics in February, South Korea conducted a series of security drills on Tuesday to prepare against terror attacks ranging from a hostage situation, a vehicle ramming a stadium and a bomb-attached to a drone. During the simulated drills, members of a SWAT team shot down a drone with a bomb attached ...

  • At least one killed and 18 injured in explosion at Austrian gas plant

    December 12, 2017

    Authorities say that an explosion at a natural gas facility near Austria’s border with Slovakia has left one person dead. The Austria Press Agency reported that Red Cross official Sonja Keller said a further 18 people were injured. There was no immediate word on what caused the blast Tuesday at the plant in Baumgarten an der March, east of Vienna, ...

  • Tests reveal crack in key component of Chinese nuclear power plant, 130km west of Hong Kong

    December 12, 2017

    A component of Taishan nuclear power plant – which sits 130km west of Hong Kong – cracked during performance tests amid safety concerns about further delays, FactWire has learnt from multiple reliable sources. State-owned China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) entered a joint venture with French utility Électricité de France (EDF) and began building the plant ...

  • German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles

    December 11, 2017

    Germany’s intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organizations to warn public officials about the risk ...

  • Twenty-five EU states sign PESCO defense pact

    December 11, 2017

    The European Council has adopted the decision to establish a European Union defense pact, known as PESCO. The 25 participating EU states are set to begin working on a series of joint-defense projects next year. European Union member states on Monday moved ever closer toward establishing a defense union, after the European Council adopted the creation of a new ...

  • Up to 100,000 Canadians could wrongly be on no-fly list, research suggests

    December 11, 2017

    The federal government won’t disclose how many people are on the country’s no-fly list, but research by two University of Western Ontario students suggests as many as 100,000 Canadians are being falsely flagged as suspected terrorists. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is facing pressure from Liberal and opposition MPs to fund the establishment of an independent no-fly-list ...