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  • 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 ...

  • Driverless cars to be rolled out on UK roads by end of 2019, government announces

    February 7, 2019

    ‘Key priority must be ensuring cyber security defences are deployed so this fantastic, ground-breaking technology does not fall victim to hackers,’ one cyber security expert warns Self-driving cars without a human supervisor will be tested on public roads in the UK by the end of the year, under government plans. Fully driverless trials have previously only taken place on ...

  • Flaw in Multiple Airline Systems Exposes Passenger Data

    February 7, 2019

    Researchers have discovered that multiple airline e-ticketing systems do not encrypt check-in links. The security faux pas could allow bad actors on the same network as the victim to view – and in some cases even change – their flight booking details or boarding passes. Security researchers at Wandera said that eight airlines have been sending ...

  • Councils cannot afford regional security upgrades, say experts

    February 7, 2019

    Aviation security experts say regional airports are vulnerable to crime, but local councils do not have the money to make them safer and promised counter-terrorism funding is yet to be released. The Federal Government announced in last year’s budget that $50.1 million over four years would be made available to upgrade screening equipment at regional airports. The bulk ...

  • A record 4,239 guns were seized at U.S. airports last year

    February 7, 2019

    A record number of firearms were discovered at U.S. airport checkpoints last year, with more than 4,200 guns found at 249 airports nationwide, according to new government data. More than 86 percent of the guns found were loaded, according to the Transport Security Administration (TSA). The airports that saw the most firearms discovered sit along the Sun Belt, ...

  • Your New Car Is A Hacker Magnet – Automotive Industry Disconnect To Blame

    February 6, 2019

    The car that you drive today is a far cry from those of just a decade ago and in many ways is now an internet-connected computer on wheels. This push towards connectivity and smart-motoring has seen the automotive manufacturing industry shift towards becoming as much about software as they are transportation. And that means it ...

  • Cyber exercise shows need for closer federal-state coordination

    February 6, 2019

    An attack by bad guys online and on the ground on a big city’s critical infrastructure can straddle jurisdictional lines between local and federal authorities, making coordination among those groups critical but tricky, according to participants in a recent resilience exercise. “We’re outgunned when it comes to nation-state cyberattacks” that could target cyber and physical targets ...

  • South African Power Firm Eskom Fails To Secure Customer Data

    February 6, 2019

    A security researcher resorted to a public tweet about a serious data breach involving customer data, after a South African electricity provider ignored all other pleas to resolve the leak. Security researcher Devin Stokes issued the public tweet to Eskom, which is South Africa’s state-owned electricity company. The fact that Eskom, which supplies 95 percent of the electricity ...

  • Burkina Faso and DC National Guard sign counter-terror partnership

    February 5, 2019

    The District of Columbia National Guard and Armed Forces of Burkina Faso concluded a formal partnership to develop the African nation’s counter-terrorism and peacekeeping capacities as part of the U.S. National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership program. Burkina Faso is the 76th country to join the program, which will focus on building its security force capabilities, the ...

  • A Game of Drones in Venezuela and Yemen

    February 4, 2019

    Commercial drones are increasingly being employed as a tool of political violence – will they be the new guerilla weapon of choice? What do the chaos in Venezuela and the breakdown of the ceasefire in Yemen have in common? Both crises witnessed the use of low-tech unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise referred to as “hobby drones” ...

  • DOE, FERC Announce Technical Conference on Energy Infrastructure Security Practices

    February 4, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced today they will co-host a technical conference on Security Investments for Energy Infrastructure to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure. The technical conference will take place at 10 AM on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in the Commission Meeting Room at FERC ...