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  • Barcelona attack van driver on the run

    August 18, 2017

    Police are on the hunt for the driver of a van that crashed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100. President of the Catalan region Carles Puigdemont told local radio there is at least one “terrorist still out there” and that “we don’t have information regarding the capacity ...

  • Home Office aims for facial recognition upgrade

    August 18, 2017

    The Home Office is looking to upgrade the facial recognition capability of police services with further developments of the algorithms used. It has begun a procurement for a new matcher engine software to be used in the Home Office Biometrics (HOB) programme, with the lure of a £4.6 million contract set to begin from June of ...

  • Canadian nuclear plant workers could face random drug and alcohol testing

    August 17, 2017

    he Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) could be one step closer to becoming the first regulator in the country to make random drug and alcohol testing mandatory for workers with high-risk jobs. It’s proposing that a small percentage of workers with a direct impact on public safety at nuclear plants would have to hand over samples. The Canadian Nuclear Worker’s Council ...

  • Telco sector’s new cyber regulation

    August 17, 2017

    The Federal Government has got new legislation through the Senate that will compel telcos to notify authorities when they make changes to their networks after a range of amendments were made that increase dialogue and decrease government over-reach. The Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms (TSSR) Bill passed through the Senate earlier this week and has been generally accepted ...

  • NHS Digital does new cyber security deal with Microsoft

    August 16, 2017

    NHS Digital has set up an agreement with Microsoft that will provide support in detecting cyber threats to IT systems relying on outdated operating systems until the middle of next year The provider of data and IT services for health and social care bodies has reached a custom support agreement with the software giant that will ...

  • Global hunt for Nigerian cyber criminal spreading malware

    August 16, 2017

    A Nigerian working alone around Abuja  has stirred a global hunt as he orchestrated numerous malware infection campaigns targeting more than 4,000 organisations globally over the past four months, a cyber security company claimed. www.Securityweek.com quoting Check Point security researchers said the attacks targeted various companies in industries such as oil & gas, manufacturing, banking, and construction, ...

  • Explosives used in Europe blasts found on ISIS terrorists that planned Moscow attacks

    August 14, 2017

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained ISIS-linked terrorists who were planning attacks on the Moscow public transport system and other crowded places in Moscow. Following the analysis of the materials found in the detainees’ house outside Moscow, the FSB said that it was a dangerous peroxide-based explosive, also known as the ‘Mother of Satan.’ The ...

  • UN Migration Agency, ICAO Cooperation Enhances Effective Border Management through African Capacity Building

    August 10, 2017

    The UN Migration Agency (IOM)’s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Tanzania hosted a training course on travel document security and fraud detection from 31 July to 4 August. The training was jointly implemented by IOM and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) with the objective of building the capacity of African States on border control ...

  • Paris attack: Man shot in hunt for BMW driver who mowed down six French soldiers

    August 9, 2017

    French police shot and arrested a suspect in the ramming of six soldiers near Paris on Wednesday after a dramatic car chase. Le Parisien newspaper named the driver in the suspected terror incident as Hamou B, a 37-year-old from Sartrouville in the north western suburbs of Paris. At least 300 police were mobilised in the manhunt, which ...

  • SAP Patch Tuesday Update Resolves 19 Flaws, Three High Severity

    August 9, 2017

    SAP released 19 patches on Tuesday, fixing a trio of vulnerabilities marked high severity in its business management software. The most pressing fixes are for a directory traversal vulnerability in the company’s Netweaver AS Java Web Container, a code injection vulnerability in its Visual Composer design tool, and a cross-site AJAX request vulnerability in its BusinessObjects suite of applications. The ...

  • US border cops must get warrants to search phones, devices – EFF

    August 9, 2017

    The controversial topic of electronic device searches at the US border, and whether customs agents should be required to get warrants before sucking data off them, is heading to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. For several years the legal issues surrounding what border agents are entitled to do with your electronic devices has been under scrutiny, ...

  • How Top Companies Accidentally Leaking Terabytes of Sensitive Data Online

    August 9, 2017

    An anti-malware detection service provider and premium security firm has been accused of leaking terabytes of confidential data from several Fortune 1000 companies, including customer credentials, financial records, network intelligence and other sensitive data. However, in response to the accusations, the security firm confirmed that they are not pulling sensitive files from its customers; instead, it’s ...

  • The security revolution: Is protecting critical infrastructure all talk and no action?

    August 9, 2017

    Through the first half of this year, the number of U.S. data breaches reached a record 791, which is 29 percent higher than a year ago. And a survey of leading security experts at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, last month found that 60 percent believed there will be a successful attack on the nation’s critical ...

  • Brussels police shoot at car ‘full of explosives’

    August 8, 2017

    Police in Brussels have opened fire on a car believed to be filled with explosives. Shots were fired after a high-speed chase through the suburb of Molenbeek. The vehicle then reportedly got stuck in traffic, at which point it reversed into a police car. Belgian broadcaster RTL quoted a police spokesman as saying: “We got the driver out, ...

  • Six UPS workers injured by chemical leak at New Hampshire facility

    August 8, 2017

    Six workers were treated for respiratory problems on Tuesday after nitric acid leaked from a package at a United Parcel Service distribution facility in southern New Hampshire, a fire official said. The facility, in Nashua, about 45 miles northwest of Boston, was evacuated following reports of a chemical leak just after 7 a.m. local time, said ...