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  • Terrorist threat in the EU remains high despite the decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

    June 20, 2018

    New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report describes terrorist incidents and activities on European soil. In 2017, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the European Union (EU) – reason enough for Europol not to reduce its efforts in combatting terrorism in all its forms. Even though the number of ...

  • World Cup 2018: The tech security challenges around the big event

    June 20, 2018

    One of the biggest sporting events in the world has arrived in the form of the 2018 FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia, with 32 nations competing over the next month in a tournament which is expected to be watched by billions of viewers around the globe, on television, mobile and online. While events like the World ...

  • More Troubles Ahead For ZTE After Senate Votes To Reinstate Embargo

    June 20, 2018

    Shares in ZTE and its US suppliers plummeted following the US Senate’s vote to annul President Trump’s trade deal Shares in Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE closed sharply lower on Tuesday following a US Senate vote to block a deal to lift sanctions against the company. In Hong Kong the company’s shares dropped 25 percent, and were ...

  • Is focus on pipeline cyber security ruse to prop up coal?

    June 19, 2018

    More than 300,000 miles of natural gas transmission lines crisscross the United States, fueling electricity and industrial plants and heating homes, while also providing an alluring target for hackers looking to disrupt the American economy. Now those pipelines are at the center of a debate in Washington about the future of the power grid, as Energy ...

  • GCHQ chief highlights UK’s ‘critical role’ in thwarting European attacks

    June 19, 2018

    Speaking after meetings at NATO’s Brussels headquarters, Jeremy Fleming cited GCHQ’s involvement in disrupting terrorist activity on the continent in a bid to highlight the importance of UK-EU security links. The comments will be viewed in some quarters as a pointed intervention in the Brexit debate, coming hot on the heels of remarks by the EU’s chief ...

  • Houthis say launch missile at Aramco facility in Saudi Arabia

    June 19, 2018

    The Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said it launched a missile targeting a facility of oil firm Aramco in Asir in southwestern Saudi Arabia, Houthi-run media al-Masirah TV and SABA reported on Tuesday. Following the report, an Aramco official told Reuters that the company’s facilities were “safe and are operating normally.” SABA quoted a Houthi military source ...

  • TSA: Fliers will face more scrutiny for powders in carry-on bags

    June 19, 2018

    The Transportation Security Administration began scrutinizing containers of powders in fliers’ carry-on bags last summer as part of a broader security push, and will soon ask foreign airports that send flights directly to the U.S. to do the same. The focus is on containers holding at least 350 milliliters of powder, which is about the size of a ...

  • Huawei pushes 5G cybersecurity with Australian government

    June 17, 2018

    Chinese networking giant Huawei has published a letter it is sending to Australian members of Parliament this week, claiming recent comments made about national security concerns are “ill informed and not based on facts”. Pointing out that Huawei is now Australia’s largest wireless technology provider, the letter from Huawei Australia’s board says half of all people ...

  • India-Japan Talks To Focus On Defence And Security

    June 17, 2018

    India and Japan will hold their ‘2+2’ dialogue this week with the participation of foreign and defence secretaries of both countries as the bilateral focus shifts slightly from infrastructure and economy to defence and security. The defence secretaries are expected to meet on Monday, with the ‘2+2’ scheduled for Tuesday. India and Japan may hold their ...

  • Employee suffers radiation exposure at controversial Idaho nuclear waste site

    June 16, 2018

    A worker was exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation after an accident on June 5 at a Department of Energy facility in Idaho where there have been multiple accidents in recent years. The June incident was not publicly disclosed at the time by the government or by Fluor Idaho, the contractor that runs the ...

  • PLATINUM SECURITY EXHIBITION – 10-12 April 2019: International Exhibition for Private Sector

    June 15, 2018

    The world private security market is growing rapidly. Faced with the rise of malicious acts, and growing insecurity, players in the field (businesses, high-end shops, luxury infrastructure, personalities, …) need to secure their properties and their spaces. Thousands of sites are to be equipped and the needs in new or proven technologies are real. Platinum ...

  • Gloucester Police Fined For Disclosing Victim Details In Bulk Email

    June 15, 2018

    An officer failed to activate the ‘BCC’ function in a bulk email, landing the force a £80,000 penalty The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Gloucester Police £80,000 after it inadvertently identified child abuse victims in a bulk email. The case is one of the few that are still being dealt with under the provisions of the ...

  • Pentagon suspends commercial drone purchases and use

    June 13, 2018

    The commercial quadcopter is a small computer with rotors. Cheap, versatile, and adapted for everything from peacetime wedding photography to battlefield improvised explosive device, quadcopters open up the possibility of aerial scouting and attacks to any military, uniformed or otherwise, with a few hundred dollars and the ability to charge batteries. Behind that low cost is ...

  • Eight tonne cache of explosives seized by Afghan authorities on Pakistan border

    June 12, 2018

    A huge cache of explosive materials was discovered by Afghan security forces in a vegetable truck crossing from Pakistan, in one of the largest ever finds. Intelligence officers found nearly eight tonnes of ammonium nitrate – the chemical widely used in making explosives – hidden beneath sacks of vegetables on the vehicle at the Torkham border crossing, at the ...

  • US seeks to head off new terrorist threats against air cargo

    June 11, 2018

    US security officials have uncovered specific cargo-related terrorist threats against US-bound aircraft, prompting the customs agency to tighten requirements related to air cargo reporting. “ has received specific, classified intelligence that certain terrorist organisations seek to exploit vulnerabilities in international air cargo security,” the agency says in a new rule made public ...