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  • U.S. DoD doesn’t keep track of duplicate or obsolete software

    December 18, 2018

    The US Marine Corps, the Navy, and the Air Force are not keeping track of their software inventories, according to a report released today by the US Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG). Auditors said management at many services part of these three military branches “did not consistently rationalize their software applications” leading to situations where they ...

  • Cyber security breaches rising across UK defence sector

    December 18, 2018

    UK defence secrets are increasingly being exposed to hostile nation states after the number of security breaches in the sector rose this year. Heavily-redacted records obtained by Sky News show an increase in incidents reported to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) between January and October compared to the same period in 2017. Sky News previously revealed the ...

  • Bomb explosion rips through Athens TV station

    December 17, 2018

    A bomb explosion ripped through the offices of Greek television station Skai TV in Athens in the early hours of Monday morning. No injuries were reported, however, the force of the blast caused “extensive damage” to the station, Skai TV reported. Two other broadcast stations, Zougla.gr and ANT1, said they received anonymous phone calls at 1.45 a.m. local time, warning that a ...

  • Houses evacuated after improvised explosive device found in Co Meath, Ireland

    December 17, 2018

    An improvised explosive device has been found and made safe in Co Meath. Gardaí called the Defence Force’s bomb squad to the scene at Brews Hill in Navan in the early hours of this morning. After arriving at the scene at around 3:20am, the bomb disposal team discovered a ‘viable IED’ in a vehicle. A public cordon was ...

  • TechFlow Gets $968M DHS Contract for Explosive Detection Tech Maintenance Support

    December 16, 2018

    TechFlow has received a potential five-year, $967.9M contract from the Department of Homeland Security to maintain and provide logistics support for explosive detection systems. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says the contract covers preventive maintenance; calibration and test equipment; radiation surveys; tools; parts obsolescence; and supply support for detection platforms deployed at Transportation Security Administration-run airports and other facilities. Contract work began on ...

  • ICAO raises concerns over security of airports, aviation infrastructure in India

    December 16, 2018

    The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has raised concerns over the security of airports and other aviation infrastructure in India following an audit at the Chennai airport and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the aviation security regulator. These concerns raised several questions on the capability of aviation regulators to manage unprecedented growth registered by ...

  • Metropolitan Police to test live facial recognition in Westminster

    December 15, 2018

    The Metropolitan Police is to test live facial recognition in Westminster as part of an ongoing trial of the controversial technology. A deployment of the surveillance software will take place on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December in and around Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. It will be used “overtly” with a uniformed presence and information ...

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open to IoT Attacks

    December 14, 2018

    Flaws could allow an attacker to stop or start a home charging station, or even change the current in order to start a fire. Given that creating proof-of-concept (PoC) cyberattacks for the Internet of Things (IoT) is essentially like shooting fish in a barrel these days, perhaps it’s not exactly surprising that a new niche category ...

  • Nine dead after Turkish high-speed train crashes in Ankara

    December 13, 2018

    Nine people have been killed and 47 injured after a Turkish high-speed train crashed into an overpass in the country’s capital. The crash was caused by a collision with a local train, Ankara governor Vasip Sahin said. Speaking to reporters at the scene, Mr Sahin said the high-speed train, which was travelling to the central province of ...

  • Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after two killed and 11 injured

    December 11, 2018

    Two people have been killed and 11 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg. The gunman, known to security services, is on the run and is being hunted by police. He had been injured in an exchange of gunfire with a soldier, police said. The shooting happened close to a Christmas market ...

  • 25% of NHS trusts have zilch, zip, zero staff who are versed in security

    December 11, 2018

    A quarter of NHS trusts in the UK responding to a Freedom of Information request have no staff with security qualifications, despite some employing up to 16,000 people. On average, trusts employ one qualified security professional for every 2,582 employees, according to Freedom of Information requests submitted by penetration testing firm Redscan. Trusts were asked about their ...

  • Russian Critical Infrastructure Targeted by Profit-Driven Cybercriminals

    December 11, 2018

    Several critical infrastructure organizations in Russia have been targeted by hackers believed to be financially-motivated cybercriminals rather than state-sponsored cyberspies. An analysis of malicious Word documents led researchers at endpoint security firm Cylance to discover fake websites set up to impersonate the legitimate sites of Russian oil giant Rosneft and two dozen other major Russian companies. ...

  • Financial Conduct Authority warns asset management industry facing cyber risks

    December 10, 2018

    The asset management industry suffers from a lack of expertise and preparedness with regard to cyber security, and is risking “serious harm to its clients” and the wider market, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned. In a multi-firm review of the asset management and wholesale banking sectors published today (10 December), the FCA also found an overreliance ...

  • Saipem servers suffer cyber attack in Middle East

    December 10, 2018

    Italian oil services company Saipem (SPMI.MI) said it had identified a cyber attack out of India on Monday that had primarily affected its servers in the Middle East. “We are collecting all the elements useful for assessing the impact on our infrastructures and the actions to be taken to restore normal activities,” the firm said in ...

  • Market volatility: Fake news spooks trading algorithms

    December 10, 2018

    Fake news and inaccurate headlines may have contributed to recent stock market volatility, as trading algorithms try to interpret market-related news. Hugh Son, at CNBC reported that in a note written to clients by J.P. Morgan Chase’s top quant, Marko Kolanovic, blamed a media landscape that’s a mix of real and fake news, which makes it easy for others ...