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  • More than 500 ‘safety events’ recorded at UK nuclear submarine base since 2006

    November 18, 2018

    More than 500 safety events have been recorded at the home of the UK’s nuclear deterrent since 2006, the Ministry of Defence has revealed. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew disclosed the figure in a letter in response to a parliamentary question from Edinburgh SNP MP Deidre Brock. In total, 505 “events” were recorded over the past 12 years ...

  • Drone assassination attempts are a reminder that better legislation is needed

    November 17, 2018

    In early August an assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduroserved as a jarring wake up call that the possibility of a drone attack against a public figure or civilian is real. To the security industry and United States Government, this attack was not surprising. Frighteningly, there has been little resolve within Congress to determine who or what ...

  • Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

    November 16, 2018

    US President Donald Trump signed today a bill into law, approving the creation of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The bill, known as the CISA Act, reorganizes and rebrands the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), a program inside the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as CISA, a standalone federal agency in charge of overseeing ...

  • Russian Banks Under Phishing Attack

    November 16, 2018

    Banks in Russia today were the target of a massive phishing campaign that aimed to deliver a tool used by the Silence group of hackers. The group is believed to have a background in legitimate infosec activities and access to documentation specific to the financial sector. The fraudulent emails purported to come from the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) ...

  • DOD teams with DHS for critical infrastructure protection

    November 16, 2018

    The Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security are teaming up to protect critical infrastructure through information-sharing efforts with the private sector – an effort that is new, promising and underfunded. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen recently agreed to a framework for defending the U.S. from cyber threats. Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of ...

  • Winter Olympic Games hackers are back with an updated arsenal

    November 16, 2018

    The hacking team behind a cyberattack which impacted the Winter Olympic Games is back with an updated cache of droppers and hacking tools. This week, researchers from Check Point said that Hades, the advanced persistence threat (APT) group believed to be behind an attack this year levied against systems used in the Winter Olympic Games, has begun a ...

  • Number of missing in California wildfires jumps to 631

    November 16, 2018

    he number of people reported missing in California’s deadly wildfires has jumped to 631, as 65 victims are confirmed dead. The revised official list of the 631 individuals whose whereabouts and fate remain unknown is more than double the 297 recorded earlier in the day by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. “I want you to understand that ...

  • Google To Take Over Controversial NHS App

    November 15, 2018

    The search and advertising giant is accused of ‘trust demolition’ after announcing that it plans to take direct control of London-based DeepMind Health Google is to take over DeepMind Health, and its flagship app, Streams, in a move that adds to the controversy over the NHS’ relationship with DeepMind and Google. The app was originally designed to ...

  • DARPA uses a remote island to stage a cyberattack on the US power grid

    November 15, 2018

    There was the sound of breakers tripping in all seven of the grid’s low-voltage substation, and then, the station was plunged into darkness. It was the worst possible scenario: swaths of the country’s grid had already been offline for a month, exhausting battery backups at power plants and substations alike. What would you do if you ...

  • Rockwell introduces industrial-control devices for CIP Security

    November 15, 2018

    Rockwell Automation is introducing an industrial-control products on the market that allow companies to deploy CIP Security in their operations. ODVA, a global association of the world’s leading automation companies, developed CIP Security, an extension to the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP), which is the application-layer protocol for EtherNet/IP. CIP Security is the first industrial automation protocol ...

  • Northern Ireland: Co Antrim arrest following discovery of improvised explosive device

    November 15, 2018

    A 36 year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Co Antrim in which an explosive device was made safe by specialist army officers. Police have confirmed the man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an explosive device with intent to endanger property, attempted arson endangering life and criminal damage. The arrest follows the discovery of ...

  • Managing the Risk of IT-OT Convergence

    November 15, 2018

    Why manufacturing and logistics are especially challenged. A few years ago, it wasn’t easy getting executives on board with the concept of operational technology (OT) security. Having finally come around to acknowledging the need for information technology (IT) security, boards and C-suite executives at industrial enterprises were then faced with the proposition of having to protect ...

  • DoD disables file sharing service due to ‘security risks’

    November 15, 2018

    The US Department of Defense has disabled access this month to a file sharing service used by its army aviation and missile research centers, citing security issues. The disabled service is named AMRDEC SAFE, which stands for the US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Safe Access File Exchange (SAFE). According to its website, AMRDEC is ...

  • Airport security threats: combating the enemy within

    November 15, 2018

    Since the 9/11 al-Qaeda attacks on the US, most travellers have got used to the sight of fortified airports around the world. Few people these days are surprised to see barriers and other physical protection measures around them, as well as the presence of armed police patrols. An airport is an enormous, complex operation, and while on the ...

  • Siemens Patches Firewall Flaw That Put Operations at Risk

    November 14, 2018

    The industrial company on Tuesday released mitigations for eight vulnerabilities overall. Siemens AG on Tuesday issued a slew of fixes addressing eight vulnerabilities spanning its industrial product lines. The most serious of the patched flaws include a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Siemens’ SCALANCE firewall product. The flaw could allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access to ...