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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.

Delta Business Media announces the debut of 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 an initial 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

  • Hackers Attack Trump Hotels, Steal Credit Card Details and Personal Data

    July 12, 2017

    Hackers breached the systems used by 14 different Trump Hotels properties between August 10, 2016 and March 9, 2017, managing to steal sensitive information like guests’ credit card details and other personal information. In a 9-page notification published on the official page, Trump Hotels informs customers that hackers managed to breach the systems of Sabre Hospitality ...

  • Duma passes bill on protection of Russian state data networks

    July 12, 2017

    Russia’s lower house has approved a bill that defines which of the country’s informational infrastructure is to be considered critical, while setting a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment for hackers that attack it. In the final draft of the bill published on the State Duma’s website, critical informational infrastructure is defined as data systems and ...

  • Six major US airports now scan Americans’ faces when they leave country

    July 12, 2017

    The Department of Homeland Security has been pushing a plan that if enacted would require all Americans submit to a facial-recognition scan when departing the country. This step would be a way to expand a 2004 biometric-tracking law meant to target foreigners. According to the Associated Press, which first reported the plan on Wednesday, facial-scanning pilot programs are already ...

  • Apple sets up China data center to meet new cyber-security rules

    July 12, 2017

    Apple Inc on Wednesday said it is setting up its first data center in China, in partnership with a local internet services company, to comply with tougher cyber-security laws introduced last month. The U.S. technology company said it will build the center in the southern province of Guizhou with data management firm Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry ...

  • Physical infrastructure and industrial systems at greater risk of cyber attacks

    July 12, 2017

    The world is facing a “new wave” of cyber attacks which target industrial systems and physical infrastructure, said Mr Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab. This trend puts critical infrastructure at greater risk of damage. With the rise in the Internet of Things (IoT) and types of devices connected to networks, there ...

  • Satellite Phone Encryption Calls Can be Cracked in Fractions of a Second

    July 10, 2017

    Security researchers have discovered a new method to decrypt satellite phone communications encrypted with the GMR-2 cipher in “real time” — that too in mere fractions of a second in some cases. The new attack method has been discovered by two Chinese security researchers and is based on previous research by German academicians in 2012, showing ...

  • ICAO: Terrorism and cyberattacks are a ‘significant concern’

    July 10, 2017

    ICAO secretary general Fang Liu has told the United Nations (UN) counter-terrorism committee that threat and risk information must be shared to overcome “significant concern” of terrorism against aviation. “Foreign terrorist fighter movements, landside attacks, threats posed by insiders and airport staff, and the use of increasingly sophisticated improvised explosive devices are all significant concerns,” Liu ...

  • The oil and gas sector must not be complacent about cyber security

    July 10, 2017

    The recent financial pressures as a result of the oil downturn have left cyber security functions for many firms within the oil and gas sector  considerably underfunded and out of date. This has the potential to create a wealth of opportunity for cyber criminals to test their capabilities, and those operating in the oil and gas ...

  • MCMC probing cyber attacks on online trading platforms

    July 7, 2017

    The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is looking into reports of suspected cyber attacks disrupting online trading at several local brokerages. The regulator said it was assisting the stock exchange in investigating the disruption, a report by Nikkei Markets said on Friday. This comes after several brokerages alerted clients that their online broking services had been ...

  • Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters

    July 7, 2017

    Seventy-six police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters in Germany’s city of Hamburg, where a G20 summit starts shortly. Three officers were taken to hospital, police said. There were also reports of injuries among protesters. The clashes began when police charged at masked protesters at a “Welcome to hell” march attended by 12,000 people. World leaders ...

  • Belgium hunts terror ring over ‘fake police’ plot

    July 6, 2017

    Police are hunting “several” members of a Belgian terror ring amid fears of a possible attack if the group “feel cornered”. The ongoing search follows the discovery of a stash of weapons in a Brussels suburb, including Kalashnikov assault rifles, smaller firearms, ammunition, bullet proof vests, detonators, a blue police beacon and security and police uniforms. The ...

  • Stowaway Exposes Poor Security at Lagos Airport

    July 6, 2017

    It has been confirmed that a 22-year-old man from Nnewi in Anambra State stowed away in a spare compartment of Boeing B747 aircraft operated by Medview Airline and travelled to London from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, and returned unharmed. Security operatives who are confounded by the successful access of the stowaway to the ...

  • Bomb squad carry out controlled explosions after Manchester Airport Terminal 3 evacuated

    July 5, 2017

    The bomb disposal team has carried out a series of controlled explosions at Manchester Airport following a security alert over a ‘suspicious package’. Police were called to the airport in south Manchester at 9am this morning after routine hold baggage screening identified a bag which appeared to contain a suspicious item. A full evacuation of Terminal 3 ...

  • US tightens security on nuclear inspections

    July 4, 2017

    The Pentagon has thrown a cloak of secrecy over assessments of the safety and security of its nuclear weapons operations, a part of the military with a history of periodic inspection failures and bouts of low morale. Overall results of routine inspections at nuclear weapons bases, such as a “pass-fail” grade, had previously been publicly available. ...