Government


  • DHS Orders Federal Agencies to Patch Critical Flaws Within 15 Days

    May 1, 2019

    In recent years, we have seen how hackers prey on those too lazy or ignorant to install security patches, which, if applied on time, would have prevented some devastating cyber attacks and data breaches that happened in major organisations. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ordered government agencies to more swiftly plug the ...

  • Hacker Breaks Into French Government’s New Secure Messaging App

    April 19, 2019

    A white-hat hacker found a way to get into the French government’s newly launched, secure encrypted messaging app that otherwise can only be accessed by officials and politicians with email accounts associated with the government identities. Dubbed “Tchap,” the end-to-end encrypted, open source messaging app has been created by the French government with an aim to ...

  • Who decides when something is a terrorism incident?

    April 15, 2019

    When there’s an incident, who decides if it’s a terrorist attack? The government? The media? The police? Some people would claim any one of these answers to be true. But when it comes to insurance, and the declaration of a terrorism incident, the answer can be a little trickier. Geoff Stilwell, CEO and managing director of BeechUnderwriting, explains ...

  • Funding boost for aviation security innovation

    April 5, 2019

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is making more funding available for innovations that enhance aviation security measures, courtesy of the Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme. FASS – a joint initiative between the Department for Transport (DfT) and Home Office which was set up to improve aviation security by funding and supporting the development of innovative ...