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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

  • House panel explores US ability to counter weapons of mass destruction

    December 11, 2017

    Leaders of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) testified before a congressional panel on Thursday about the United States’ ability to counter weapons of mass destruction and additional emerging threats. U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Energy, Preparedness, Response, and Communications, convened the hearing. DHS restructuring and potential ...

  • Public sector cyber security needs to fight back

    December 11, 2017

    Getting security wrong during the transition from paper to digital could mean a loss of public confidence in new services, argues Graeme Stewart, director of public sector at Fortinet UK&I. From ransomware attacks against the NHS, to cyber-attacks on parliamentary email accounts, it’s safe to say that it’s been a bad year for cyber security in the ...

  • Bomber Strikes Near Times Square, Disrupting City but Killing None

    December 11, 2017

    A would-be suicide attacker detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in the heart of Manhattan’s busiest subway corridor on Monday, sending thousands of terrified commuters fleeing the smoke-choked passageways, and bringing the heart of Midtown to a standstill as hundreds of police officers converged on Times Square and the surrounding streets. But the makeshift ...

  • UK police hold training exercise to prepare for chemical attack on Israeli embassy

    December 10, 2017

    Police have carried out a training exercise to prepare for a chemical attack on the the Israeli embassy in London. The drill, which was the first of its kind to take place in a foreign embassy in the capital, also involved firefighters and paramedics who rehearsed their response to “casualties affected by a noxious substance”. A section ...

  • Terror-related arrests have reached record high, Home Office figures show

    December 7, 2017

    A record 400 arrests were made for terror-related offences in Britain in the year to the end of September 2017. The figures have been released by the Home Office a day after an alleged plot to kill the Prime Minister was revealed. There have also been allegations that Prince George may have been the target of a separate plot. The ...

  • Hackers Can Steal Data From Air-Gapped Industrial Networks via PLCs

    December 6, 2017

    Researchers have discovered a method that hackers could use to stealthily exfiltrate data from air-gapped industrial networks by manipulating the radio frequency (RF) signal emitted by programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Attackers may be able to plant a piece of malware on an isolated network, including via compromised update mechanisms or infected USB drives, but using that ...

  • The Critical Manufacturing Cyber Security Summit comes to Europe

    December 4, 2017

    After two sold-out editions in Chicago in 2016 and 2017, Qatalyst Global will be bringing the ManuSec Summit to Germany next year. We’ll be in Munich, the industrial heartland of Europe, with a blend of high-level, strategic discussion and practical, hands-on advice that participants will take back to their organisations. Behind this exciting expansion is Cecilia ...

  • CS4CA USA set to double in size for 2018

    December 4, 2017

    In a major step for the Cyber Security for Critical Assets Summit series, Qatalyst Global are very proud to announce that the 2018 USA edition will double in size and feature two distinct work streams, focusing on corporate IT and operational technology respectively. For all the talk of convergence, the two remain distinct fields, and ...

  • UK’s undersea communications cables ‘uniquely vulnerable’ to sabotage – report

    December 4, 2017

    Terrorists using deep-sea grappling hooks attached to fishing trawlers could intercept the UK’s network of undersea communications cables, a report has warned. It said they remained “uniquely vulnerable” to sabotage despite 97% of global communications being transmitted through fibre-optic cables. The report, written by Tory MP Rishi Sunak for right-leaning think-tank Policy Exchange, said a successful attack ...

  • UK government bans all Russian anti-virus software from Secret-rated systems

    December 3, 2017

    The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre has effectively banned the use of Russian anti-virus products from government departments and revealed it is trying to “prevent the transfer of UK data to the Russian state” from Kaspersky Labs software. A guidance note published last Friday and distributed to permanent secretaries of government departments, addressed “The issue of supply ...