News – July 2016

 


  • Chemical plants, water supply are terrorist targets, Europol warns

    July 25, 2016

    Chemical plants are becoming a “target of choice” for terrorists who may also try to contaminate water supplies or infiltrate nuclear sites, according to Europe’s law enforcement agency. The threat posed by Islamic State will get only worse, Europol warned, as it revealed the number of jihadist attacks across the continent had more than quadrupled in ...

  • Jordan: Advanced devices to detect chemical, explosives at Customs Department

    July 24, 2016

    New advanced chemical and explosive detection devices will be introduced to maintain the security of borders and confront threats of weapons of mass destruction, a source at the Custom Department said. According to Director General of Jordan Customs Department, Wadah Al-Hamoud, the new equipment are light and designed to examine all goods and luggage brought into ...

  • Chemical plants, water supply are terrorist targets, Europol warns

    July 22, 2016

    Chemical plants are becoming a “target of choice” for terrorists who may also try to contaminate water supplies or infiltrate nuclear sites, according to Europe’s law enforcement agency. The threat posed by Islamic State will get only worse, Europol warned, as it revealed the number of jihadist attacks across the continent had more than quadrupled in ...

  • Automotive industry releases vehicle cybersecurity best practices

    July 22, 2016

    Members of the US Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) have released an overview of comprehensive Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices, developed as a proactive measure to further enhance vehicle cybersecurity throughout the industry. The Executive Summary has been released publicly on the Auto-ISAC website. The Best Practices provide guidance to assist an organisation’s development in ...

  • Transport Ministry to introduce new security mechanisms at airports

    July 21, 2016

    The Transport Ministry will be introducing a new security mechanism at airports that will take into account existing activities and practices. Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Aziz Kaprawi said the mechanism would be in place as soon as possible, given the increased global security and safety threats especially at transportation hubs. He said the ministry’s secretary-general ...

  • Help Us Secure Oil & Gas Facilities, Baru Pleads with The Military says Nigeria Lost N51.3 billion to Pipeline Vandalism in 2015

    July 21, 2016

    The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru on Thursday made a passionate appeal to the Nigerian military to help secure critical oil and gas infrastructure and curb the losses incurred by the Corporation due to the nefarious activities of pipeline vandals and oil thieves. Dr. Baru who led a ...

  • DDoS Attack Takes Down US Congress Website for Three Days

    July 20, 2016

    The US Congress has just recovered after a three-day DDoS attack that has crippled its online portal congress.gov, along with adjacent sites such as the US Library of Congress (loc.gov) and the US Copyright Office (coypright.gov). The attack started on Sunday evening, July 17, and initially targeted the Library of Congress website, affecting the same server ...

  • The Troubling State of Security Cameras; Thousands of Devices Vulnerable

    July 20, 2016

    The recent Lizard Squad hack which resulted in a lot of CCTV cameras targeted and hijacked by a DDOS attack has highlighted the need for better security cameras. A study conducted by Protection1 shows how many security agencies do not take things seriously, Protection1 report. The Lizard Squad hack is not the first instance of security ...

  • SCADAfence and Gigamon Partner to Provide Visibility and Cybersecurity for Industrial Networks

    July 19, 2016

    SCADAfence, a pioneer in securing industrial networks in smart manufacturing industries, announced today it has joined Gigamon’s (GIMO) ecosystem partner program to provide a joint cybersecurity solution. With the adoption of Industrial IoT, manufacturing facilities are more productive, easier to manage and more cost-effective to operate. However, the major technology changes taking place have exposed mission ...

  • The TSA, Metadata And You: How Cybersecurity Techniques Can Avoid Security Theater

    July 18, 2016

    The TSA is predicting long waits for flyers. It’s also trying to hire more staff because it miscalculated the number of enrollments in TSA-PreCheck, its expedited security-screening program. The situation is so bad they fired their director of security. But how was he to understand Little’s Law, that states a queueing system under heavy load ...