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  • Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill given Royal Assent

    February 12, 2019

    New laws which gives the give the UK greater powers to crackdown on hostile state activity, have today received Royal Assent. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 also ensures sentencing for certain terrorism offences can properly reflect the severity of the crimes, as well as preventing re-offending and disrupting terrorist activity more rapidly. In addition, the act updates ...

  • Siemens Warns of Critical Remote-Code Execution ICS Flaw

    February 12, 2019

    Siemens has released 16 security advisories for various industrial control and utility products, including a warning for a critical flaw in the WibuKey digital rights management (DRM) solution that affects the SICAM 230 process control system. SICAM 230 is used for a broad range of industrial control system (ICS) applications, including use as an integrated energy system for ...

  • Cisco’s warning: Patch this default Network Assurance Engine password bug

    February 12, 2019

    Cisco is urging customers to install an update that fixes a high-severity issue affecting its Network Assurance Engine (NAE) for managing data-center networks. The bug, tracked as CVE-2019-1688, could allow an attacker to use a flaw in the password-management system of NAE to knock out an NAE server and cause a denial of service. NAE is an ...

  • Philippine National Police receives anti-bomb gear from Japan

    February 12, 2019

    After back-to-back bombings in key areas in Mindanao, the Philippine National Police (PNP) received anti-bomb equipment from the government of Japan. The Japanese government on Tuesday, February 12, handed over 6 bomb suits, 6 ballistic shields, 440 bulletproof vests, and 440 ballistic helmets to the PNP during a ceremony at Camp Crame. The turnover was led by ...

  • Swiss government invites hackers to attack its e-voting platform

    February 11, 2019

    The Swiss government has welcomed hackers from across the world to launch attacks against an e-voting platform to boost the system’s security ahead of future elections. The public intrusion test (PIT), scheduled for between 25 February and 24 March, will see white hat hackers attempt to penetrate and undermine the integrity of the Swiss Post’s system ...

  • Syria conflict: £62m UK boost to Lebanon to stop terrorists reaching Europe

    February 10, 2019

    A new defensive line of 76 watchtowers and patrol bases has been completed along Lebanon’s border with Syria, which the UK’s ambassador to the country says is vital to prevent terrorists from reaching Europe. The improved border security was funded by the British government and will also help stabilise Lebanon from the conflict next door. Britain’s support ...

  • UK Foreign Investments To Block Chinese Firm Huawei From Sensitive UK Tech Projects

    February 9, 2019

    New laws on foreign investment in the UK will block Chinese firm Huawei from sensitive UK tech projects, The Sun newspaper reported on Friday. Many are concerned that allowing Huawei an inside track on the rollout of the 5G mobile network in the UK would let China spy on private lives and hack UK companies, The Sun said. Foreign ...

  • North Las Vegas compound is vital to national security

    February 9, 2019

    The Cold War-era compound of warehouses hums along quietly in the background of North Las Vegas. Inside the nondescript buildings of the Nevada National Security Site location that dot a sprawling parking lot are the people who help ensure the safety, security and deterrent nature of the country’s nuclear weapons stockpile. “All three are really important to ...

  • Banks Under Attack: Tactics and Techniques Used to Target Financial Organizations

    February 8, 2019

    US$100 – 300 billion: That’s the estimated losses that financial institutions can potentially incur annually from cyberattacks. Despite the staggering amount, it’s unsurprising — over the past three years, several banks suffered $87 million in combined losses from attacks that compromised their SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication)infrastructures. That’s just the tip of the iceberg: A ...

  • Phishers Target Anti-Money Laundering Officers at U.S. Credit Unions

    February 8, 2019

    A highly targeted, malware-laced phishing campaign landed in the inboxes of multiple credit unions last week. The missives are raising eyebrows because they were sent only to specific anti-money laundering contacts at credit unions, and many credit union sources say they suspect the non-public data may have been somehow obtained from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), ...

  • U.S. must prevent air accidents involving drones, lawmaker warns

    February 8, 2019

    The commercial drone industry could be torpedoed if there were a serious accident involving a drone and a commercial aircraft, the chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee warned on Friday. Representative Peter DeFazio, a Democrat, said at a speech in Washington that regulators had to take the threat seriously. “This is really serious when ...

  • Three explosions rock India-assisted hydropower project site in Nepal

    February 8, 2019

    An unidentified group has exploded three improvised explosive devices near the powerhouse of under construction Arun III Hydropower project, which is being developed with India’s assistance in the eastern part of the Himalayan nation, according to a media report. The incident happened on Thursday near the power house of the hydroproject that led to the ...

  • Man found guilty of attempted murder of PSNI officer

    February 8, 2019

    A Co Armagh man has been found guilty of the attempted murder of a PSNI officer at his home with an booby trap bomb. Sean McVeigh (38), of Victoria Street in Lurgan, had been on trial in August last year over the terrorist murder bid. He denied the attempted murder of a police officer at his Glenrandel home ...

  • EPA Accelerates Investments In America’s Water Infrastructure

    February 8, 2019

    As highlighted in President Trump’s State of the Union address and in support of the President’s Infrastructure Initiative, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accelerated investment in the nation’s aging water infrastructure. “EPA is delivering on President Trump’s promise to jump-start critical infrastructure projects that will not only enhance environmental protections but also grow the economy,” ...

  • ‘Extremely dangerous’: Drone threat to firefighters

    February 7, 2019

    Police say a drone has been seen flying in the vicinity of the massive fire near Nelson and are urging the pilot to ground it. “Drone activity has the potential to stop all helicopters responding to the emergency fire situation. This is extremely dangerous and our priority is to ensure the helicopters can continue with their ...