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  • UK security services foiled 19 major terror attacks over past two years, says Sajid Javid

    May 20, 2019

    UK security services have foiled 19 major terror attacks over the past two years, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed. During a speech in which he confirmed plans to look at designating parts of Syria and possibly West Africa as terror no-go zones for British citizens, Mr Javid described how “the tempo of terror activity is increasing”. He ...

  • Google deals Huawei major blow by cutting Android licence

    May 20, 2019

    Google is set to revoke Huawei’s access to its Android mobile operating system, dealing the Chinese company a major blow in accordance with US sanctions. Other than Apple devices which run on iOS, smartphones makers including Samsung and LG are almost all dependent on the Google-developed Android operating system to power their devices. According to reports by ...

  • Egypt explosion: Tourists on bus injured near Giza pyramids

    May 19, 2019

    An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people near the Grand Egyptian Museum, next to the pyramids in Giza. South African tourists are among the injured. Most of those hurt suffered minor injuries, while three were treated in hospital, officials say. A device went off close to the museum fence as the bus ...

  • Multi-component training in defense of America

    May 15, 2019

    The morning air filled with smoke; felled trees and debris covered the area as trucks began to arrive. U.S. Army Soldiers with 501st Area Support Medical Company, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky begin setting up for decontamination operations and medical evaluations as part of Guardian Response 2019 at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana, May 1, ...

  • DOE Announces US$8 Million in Funding for Energy System Resilience

    May 15, 2019

    The government will fund projects that reduce the risk of cyber incidents disrupting electricity generation, transmission and distribution as well as the production, refining, storage and distribution of oil and natural gas. The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced an US$8 million investment in innovative approaches to enhance the reliability and resilience of the nation’s energy ...

  • The Kenya–Somalia Maritime Dispute and Its Potential National Security Costs

    May 15, 2019

    The at-times fraught relationship between Kenya and Somalia took a new turn in 2014, when Somalia submitted a compromis before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) claiming that Kenya was conducting illegal acts in what Somalia claimed to be part of its territory. The territory in question is a 100,000 square kilometer (38,610 square mile) triangular patch created by ...

  • Ebola Aid Workers Working Under ‘Terrifying Conditions’ Amid Armed Attacks On Health Centres

    May 15, 2019

    Aid workers helping to tackle the ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo are working under “terrifying” conditions amid violent attacks on health centres, the government has warned. World Health Organisation figures suggest that since the outbreak began in August 2018, 1,632 cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed in the country, while 1,048 ...

  • A classified DoD network has problems. Now what?

    May 15, 2019

    The Defense Information Systems Agency undertook a strategic review In the second half of 2018 of one of the Department of Defense’s most complex IT programs. The Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) has been a multi-year effort to shrink the cyberattack surface by consolidating countless classified entry points around the world to 25 sites. Officials have ...

  • WHO builds capacity of Priority Countries to use Early Warning and Response tools

    May 14, 2019

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is conducting a five-day orientation training to build the capacity of participants from priority countries through theoretical and practical training on two WHO supported tools for epidemiological surveillance and response activities, EWARS-in-a-box and Go.Data. The participants in this include core surveillance, epidemiological and technical staff involved in incident management drawn from ...

  • UN deminers in Yemen start clearing Hodeidah ports as Houthis withdraw

    May 14, 2019

    A team of UN deminers began clearing thousands of landmines and explosives planted by Houthis around the ports of Hodeidah on Monday, as the rebel withdrawal from the three Red Sea ports continues, according to the spokesman for the pro-government forces in Hodeidah. “A UN team has already started clearing and dismantling a huge number of ...

  • Sweeping Changes To NZ Aviation Legislation Proposed

    May 13, 2019

    New Zealand’s government has proposed sweeping changes to the regulation of the country’s aviation sector, from damaged or lost luggage compensation, drug and alcohol management and the assessment of airline alliances, to making it an offence to harm or assault an aviation security officer’s dog. The overhaul was part of a new Civil Aviation Bill announced ...

  • USAF Takes Big Hit as DOD Reprograms Funds to Pay for Border Wall

    May 13, 2019

    The Air Force is taking the biggest hit of all the services as the Pentagon reprograms funds to build a wall along the southern border, with about half of the procurement costs coming from appropriated USAF projects. The Pentagon announced May 10 it is reprogramming about $1.5 billion from appropriated operations and maintenance and overseas contingency operations funding ...

  • Body scanners to replace metal detectors at airport

    May 13, 2019

    Airport operator, GVK, has called for an expression of interest for the supply of body scanners for installation at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. These scanners will replace the existing door frame metal detectors and hand-held scanners, besides pat-down searches of the passengers to detect metallic objects. “Use of body scanners will save time. Passengers will ...

  • Malaysia foils plot by suspected militants to ‘avenge’ fireman’s death by targeting VIPs, houses of worship

    May 13, 2019

    The police’s Counter Terrorism Division seized six improvised explosive devices (IED) in one of the swoops, believed to be used on the day of attacks at entertainment outlets and houses of worships in the Klang Valley during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In the first arrest, the police detained a 34-year-old Malaysian labourer in Kuala ...

  • Unsecured server exposes data for 85% of all Panama citizens

    May 13, 2019

    An Elasticsearch server left connected to the internet without a password, or firewall protection, has leaked what appears to be personal records and patient information for roughly 85 percent of Panama’s citizens. The leaky server was found online last week by Bob Diachenko, founder and security researcher with Security Discovery. The Elasticsearch server, a technology used to power fast ...