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  • Nine dead, 16 hurt by van ploughing over Toronto sidewalk – police

    April 23, 2018

    A white Ryder rental van killed nine people and injured 16 when its driver ploughed through a busy Toronto sidewalk on a sunny Monday afternoon, police said. Toronto Deputy Chief Peter Yuen provided the casualty toll at a news conference. The incident occurred just before 1:30 p.m. (1730 GMT) as large crowds of office workers were on ...

  • Viewpoint: The pitfalls of India’s biometric ID scheme

    April 23, 2018

    More than a billion Indians now have the biometric-based 12-digit personal identification number called Aadhaar, which means foundation in Hindi. What started as a voluntary programme to tackle benefit fraud has now grown into the world’s most ambitious, and controversial, digital identity programme. Mishi Choudhary writes on why most advanced countries are not adopting similar ...

  • NATO cyber defenders tested at world’s largest cyber drill

    April 20, 2018

    NATO cyber experts will test and train their ability to defend against cyber attacks in the in the largest international live-fire cyber defence exercise, Locked Shields (23 April – 27 April). A team of 30 from the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) will be taking part in the week-long event, alongside 1000 national experts from around 30 ...

  • Central Berlin evacuated after Second World War bomb dropped by Britain is found

    April 20, 2018

    The centre of Berlin has been evacuated after the discovery of a Second World War bomb dropped by Britain. The central railway station, economy ministry and the natural history museum have all been closed to the public while bomb disposal experts deal with the explosive. German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said it expected long-distance rail transport at ...

  • Milipol Qatar’s 12th edition to be held from 29 to 31 October 2018

    April 19, 2018

    Middle East’s leading homeland security exhibition incorporates Civil Defence Exhibition and Conference for the first time and calls upon industry experts to take part in the 2018 edition Doha, Qatar –  April 2018: Milipol Qatar, the leading international exhibition dedicated to homeland security and Civil Defence in the Middle East, returns for its 12th edition this year, for ...

  • BT to supply European air navigation network

    April 19, 2018

    BT has been awarded a decade-long contract to provide the network for air traffic management (ATM) communications to Eurocentral. Following a tender, BT was selected by Eurocontrol for the10-year contract, worth around £50m, that will see it will manage a network across 47 countries and 100 locations. The network will ensure data flows are secure and reliable, with availability ...

  • Gold Galleon Hacking Group Plunders Shipping Industry

    April 18, 2018

    Researchers have identified the hacking group behind several widescale business email compromise (BEC) attacks gouging the maritime shipping industry millions of dollars since last year. Attackers are taking advantage of the industry’s lax security and the use of outdated computers, according to a report released here at the RSA Conference Wednesday. Researchers from the Dell SecureWorks Counter ...

  • MPs: A Year After WannaCry, NHS Must Take ‘Urgent’ Security Action

    April 18, 2018

    The NHS and the government have failed to act on lessons learned from the incident, Public Accounts Committee says MPs have criticised the government and the NHS for failing to put measures into place that could prevent attacks similar to the WannaCry malware incident nearly one year ago. WannaCry, which affected more than 200,000 computers in at least 100 countries, caused ...

  • Three Iranian security personnel killed at Pakistan border – Revolutionary Guards

    April 17, 2018

    Three Iranian security personnel were killed by militants in a cross-border attack on the frontier with Pakistan on Tuesday, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said. An Iranian police officer was killed in an ambush on a border post in the city of Mirjaveh in Sistan-Baluchestan province, and two soldiers died when their vehicle was hit by an improvised ...

  • China’s ZTE deemed a ‘national security risk’ to UK

    April 17, 2018

    Britain’s cyber-security watchdog has warned telecommunications companies against dealing with the Chinese manufacturer ZTE, citing “potential risks” to national security. The US commerce department has imposed a seven-year-ban on companies selling products and services to ZTE – which makes mobile phones and network equipment – alleging it failed to crack down on personnel who sold sensitive ...

  • Leader of ISIS cell supporters blows himself up to avoid arrest in Russia

    April 17, 2018

    The leader of a terrorist cell, which had connections to the jihadist group Islamic State, has killed himself with an improvised explosive device in order to avoid being arrested, Russian law enforcement said. The cell was planning bomb and gun attacks in Russia’s Rostov region, but was identified and thwarted before they could act, the Federal ...

  • Salisbury poisoning: Police to place high security barriers around key locations for months to come

    April 17, 2018

    Parts of Salisbury contaminated with nerve agent will be sealed off behind high-security barriers for months as officials make them safe, officials have revealed. The restaurant and pub visited by Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia after they were poisoned on 4 March will be surrounded by semi-permanent hoarding for the work, while cordons could widen in other areas. Read more… Source: ...

  • US Department of Energy opens bidding for exascale super computers

    April 16, 2018

    The US Department of Energy (DoE) has opened the bidding process for contracts to build the country’s second and third exascale super computers, worth a whopping $1.8 billion. Once built, the exascale machines ought to be able to offer 50 to 100 times the power of the US’s fastest current supercomputer and will be housed at the ...

  • How Can Japan-UK Cybersecurity Cooperation Help ASEAN Build Cybersecurity Capacity?

    April 16, 2018

    Japan and the UK have been strengthening their cybersecurity collaboration over the last six years. Last month, they held their fourth bilateral dialogue on cyberspace in London to discuss their cooperation on the Tokyo Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the development of international cyber norms, the security of internet of things devices, and capacity building. Although ...

  • Heathrow jet carrying up to 160 passengers narrowly avoided collision with unmanned drone

    April 16, 2018

    The pilot said there was no time to take evasive action and estimated that the drone was just 20ft away over Perivale, west London. The incident was reported to air traffic controllers and the police, but the operator of the drone was never found. The report classified it as the most dangerous Category A incident, meaning there was ...