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  • 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 ...

  • Devastating Cyberattack Shakes Up Pakistan’s Financial Sector

    November 14, 2018

    According to PakCERT’s Qazi Misbah, 22 banks in the country were subject to a catastrophic cyber attack on October 27th of this year. 19,864 accounts with client banking data were hit, with some victims saying that funds were stolen. Amongst the many targets was the former Chief Scientist of Khan Research Laboratories, who says that Rs3 ...

  • IIoT smart factories are leaving doors open for cyber attacks

    November 14, 2018

    IIoT might bring benefits in productivity, efficiency, and accountability in manufacturing, but it’s also making companies more vulnerable to cyber attacks. The industrial internet of things (IIoT)— the digital ‘mesh’ of interconnected sensors at the backbone of today’s ‘smart factories’— is steadily revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Integrating IIoT technology into manufacturing means a stream of real-time data ...

  • The White Company: Inside the Operation Shaheen Espionage Campaign

    November 12, 2018

    In a new collection of extensive research reports, the Cylance Threat Intelligence Team profiles a new, likely state-sponsored threat actor called The White Company – in acknowledgement of the many elaborate measures they take to whitewash all signs of their activity and evade attribution. The report details one of the group’s recent campaigns, a year-long espionage ...

  • US, Russia, China don’t sign Macron’s cyber pact

    November 12, 2018

    The US, Russia, and –three of today’s major cyber-powers– have not signed an agreement on rules and principles released today at the Paris Peace Forum by President Emmanuel Macron. The pact was signed by 51 countries, the 72 companies part of The Cybersecurity Tech , the 16 companies part of The Charter of , 136 other private companies, and 92 non-profit organization, universities, and advocacy groups. The Paris ...

  • Explosion in Kabul leaves at least 26 dead, wounded

    November 12, 2018

    At least twenty six people were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by a suicide attack in Kabul city earlier this afternoon. Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nusrat Rahimi said the blast left six dead and at least twenty others wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish had earlier confirmed a suicide attack has taken ...

  • New Boom in Facial Recognition Tech Prompts Privacy Alarms

    November 12, 2018

    Tech advances are accelerating the use of facial recognition as a reliable and ubiquitous mass surveillance tool, privacy advocates warn. Somewhat quietly over the past couple of years there has been a flurry of breakthroughs in biometric technology, led by some leapfrog advances in facial recognition systems. Now facial recognition appears to be on the verge of ...

  • Germany hands over 1000 body armor vests to Kabul police

    November 10, 2018

    The government of Germany handed over one thousand body armor vests to the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces in Kabul. The Kabul Police Commandment in a statement said the body armor vests were handed over to Kabul Police during a ceremony organized in the Police Commandment of Kabul on Thursday. The statement further added that the body ...

  • Melbourne attack: Man shot dead after fire and fatal stabbing

    November 9, 2018

    A man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people – one fatally – in the Australian city of Melbourne has died in hospital after being shot by police. Authorities now say they are treating the attack as a terror-related. The attacker was shot after confronting officers on a busy city street, authorities said. He ...

  • India: 39 airports to get hand-held explosives scanner

    November 9, 2018

    Small airports will soon get an additional layer of security, with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) procuring real-time viewing systems for 39 airports, including Bhopal, Dehradun, Trichy and Jodhpur, two officials familiar with the matter said. The equipment is essential for the functioning of bomb detection and disposal systems and used for the detection of ...