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  • Terrorist groups planning another 9/11-style attack, top US official warns

    October 19, 2017

    slamic State and other terrorist groups are planning to target aircraft as they aim to carry out another major attack on the scale of 9/11, a top US security official has said. Elaine Duke, acting US Homeland Security Secretary, said the groups were using smaller attacks to raise money and “keep their members engaged”. “The threat is still ...

  • FERC proposes new cyber controls for power grid

    October 19, 2017

    The federal entity responsible for regulating the energy sector on Thursday proposed new rules to enhance the cybersecurity of the U.S. electric grid, including those aimed at addressing risks posed by malware. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) outlined new proposed security management controls for operators of electric grid systems aimed at enhancing “the reliability and resilience of ...

  • NATO Deputy Secretary General attends Cyber Security Conference

    October 19, 2017

    NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, spoke of the vital importance of cyber defence when she addressed industry experts at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium (NIAS) Cyber Conference today (19 October 2017) in Mons, Belgium. “Cyber-attacks are serious.  They have the potential to undermine NATO’s missions around the world and to hamper our ability to deliver ...

  • Uganda Confirms 1 Death From Ebola-like Marburg Virus

    October 19, 2017

     Uganda’s ministry of health confirmed Thursday that one person has died of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a close relative of the Ebola virus. Surveillance teams have deployed to the affected district in the eastern part of the country to contain the outbreak. Uganda’s Ministry of Health says one of the two suspected cases of Marburg virus disease ...

  • US-CERT study predicts machine learning, transport systems to become security risks

    October 19, 2017

    The Carnegie-Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute has nominated transport systems, machine learning, and smart robots as needing better cyber-security risk and threat analysis. That advice comes in the institute’s third Emerging Technology Domains Risk Survey, a project it has handled for the US Department of Homeland Security’s US-CERT since 2015. The surveys are cumulative, meaning any ...

  • Afghan army base destroyed by Taliban suicide bombers

    October 19, 2017

    At least 43 Afghan soldiers have been killed after two suicide bombers in Humvee trucks targeted a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. Nine others were wounded and six were missing, the defence ministry said. Ten militants were also said to have died. The attack, which happened in the Chashmo area of Maiwand district, is ...

  • ‘Mafia’ blows doors off police station in Helsingborg

    October 18, 2017

    An organised crime group is believed to be behind an explosion that blew the doors off a police station in Sweden. The blast, in the early hours of Wednesday, caused severe damage to the main police offices in Helsingborg and houses opposite. Images showed glass scattered across a wide area, doors missing and the roof above the ...

  • New Organisation Aims To Strengthen Global Border Security

    October 18, 2017

    London, UK: – A former UK Border Force head is behind a new organisation that aims to strengthen border management globally. The International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA) is the brainchild of Tony Smith, who also led the UK government’s border security programme for London 2012 which saw three million athletes, coaches, spectators and officials processed at ...

  • Data breach hits 30m South Africans

    October 18, 2017

    The personal information of about 30 million South Africans has been compromised. This was revealed by Australian-based IT security researcher Troy Hunt. He created the Have I been pwned? platform as a free resource for anyone to quickly assess if they may have been put at risk due to an online account of theirs having been compromised or “pwned” in a data breach. Following the ...

  • The European Commission Has Prepared a Series of New Measures Against Terrorism

    October 18, 2017

    As announced by President Juncker in his 2017 State of the Union Address, the Commission is today presenting alongside its 11th Security Union Report a set of operational and practical measures to better defend EU citizens against terrorist threats and deliver a Europe that protects. The measures aim to address vulnerabilities exposed by recent attacks and will support Member ...

  • MI5 boss Andrew Parker: UK terror threat evolving at scale never seen before

    October 17, 2017

    The UK is facing a “multidimensional threat” that is rapidly evolving “at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before”, the director general of MI5 has warned. Andrew Parker said the security service is operating at an unprecedented level and has seen “a dramatic upshift in threats this year”. “It’s at the highest tempo I’ve seen in ...

  • Fuel security and power generation in the United States: Kemp

    October 17, 2017

    “The resiliency of the nation’s electric grid is threatened by the premature retirements of power plants that can withstand major fuel supply disruptions caused by natural or man-made disasters,” the U.S. Department of Energy warned last week. Fuel security is the crux of the argument made by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry in proposing a new ...

  • TSA chief promises new vision for airport security checkpoints

    October 17, 2017

    The new head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has promised to unveil a new vision for airport security checkpoints in the coming months, with the goal of improving safety at the public spaces outside of screening areas. Speaking at a Washington conference on Tuesday, TSA Administrator David Pekoske said incidents like the deadly bombing outside ...

  • Every Wi-Fi network at risk of unprecedented ‘Krack’ hacking attack

    October 16, 2017

    Every Wi-Fi connection is potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic, researchers have revealed. The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to secure Wi-Fi networks for the last 14 years. In theory, it allows an attacker within range of ...

  • Plague outbreak leaves 57 dead, more than 680 infected in Madagascar

    October 16, 2017

    The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to spread at unprecedented rates, with 57 deaths and more than 680 cases. The latest figures are from October 12. An estimated 329 of these cases, and 25 deaths, were in the capital, Antananarivo. The cases, reported by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Bureau for Risk ...