News – March 2017

 


  • London Luton Airport is looking for specialist contractors/suppliers explosive detection systems

    March 31, 2017

    London Luton Airport is looking for specialist contractors / suppliers for: To tender for the supply, servicing and maintenance of ‘Standard 3’ explosive detection systems to meet the future requirements and demands of LLA and the European ECAC and the Department for Transport (DfT) directive on Hold Baggage Screening technology by September 2018. Prospective contractors / suppliers ...

  • NATO says trans-atlantic bond ‘rock solid’ as Tillerson visits

    March 31, 2017

    The head of NATO described ties between European members and the United States on Friday as “rock solid”, ahead of an alliance foreign ministers meeting that will discuss burden sharing. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg chairs talks of foreign ministers in Brussels on Friday that will look into ways of keeping Washington committed to the alliance, ...

  • Intel Suggests Terrorists Got Airport Screening Equipment To Test Concealing Bombs

    March 31, 2017

    United States intelligence suggests terrorists have obtained airport security screening equipment to test the effectiveness of their ability to conceal explosives in laptops and other electronic devices, ABC News has confirmed according to two sources familiar with the matter. CNN first reported that intelligence suggested the screening equipment had fallen into the hands of terrorists. Last week, ...

  • Chinese Investment in U.S. Aviation Raises Concerns, Undermining U.S. National Security

    March 30, 2017

    The Chinese have increased their investment in the U.S. commercial aircraft sector in the last decade, raising concerns that this may undermine America’s national security, according to a RAND Corporation report commissioned for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Since 2005, the Chinese have merged with or acquired 12 U.S. aviation companies, created three joint ...

  • TRANSCOM worried about cybersecurity gap between DoD and civilian networks

    March 30, 2017

    United States Transportation Command’s leader says domestic cyber networks need more security to uphold the defense of the nation. TRANSCOM is responsible for coordinating transportation for the military services around the globe. In order to do that, TRANSCOM capitalizes on a large number of civilian transport assets. But the difference in cyber standards between the military and ...

  • IATA urges better coordination, information sharing for aviation security

    March 29, 2017

    Expressing concern at the US and UK governments’ restrictions on carrying electronic devices onboard inbound flights, global airlines association IATA on Wednesday said that better coordination on security measures and sharing information between the global aviation industry and governments would yield better results to stop terrorists at airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said the ...

  • Police investigating after ‘human waste’ found in empty Coke cans

    March 28, 2017

    Police are investigating after cans delivered to a Coca Cola factory in Northern Ireland appeared to have been contaminated with suspected human waste. The problem occurred at a Coke factory in Co Antrim where empty cans are filled with the drink before being sealed and sold across Northern Ireland. Coke said the problem at their plant in ...

  • Europe struggles to tackle cyber attacks in aviation

    March 28, 2017

    Cyber threats to the aviation sector are rapidly becoming a major issue for airlines, aircraft manufacturers and authorities. But Europe is finding legacy problems and new challenges to address cyber risks for its air transportation systems. Sources consulted by EURACTIV.com describe a fragmented landscape, with a poor understanding of the threat by officials, and substantial differences ...

  • What Is SS7? Legislators Ask FCC To Examine Security Flaw In Communications Infrastructure

    March 28, 2017

    Democratic Representative Ted Lieu of California and Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon are asking the Federal Communications Commission to address a known cell phone security vulnerability that poses serious concern to users around the world. At issue is Signaling System 7 (SS7), which suffers from a security flaw that, when exploited, allows hackers to intercept ...

  • Oil rich Qatari investors urged to back cyber-security and healthcare projects ahead of Brexit

    March 28, 2017

    The oil-rich Gulf state is being courted by ministers, with British firms showcasing projects to potential backers at a major event in Birmingham. British firms will also seek to win contracts to work on the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar as part of an effort to boost trade between the two nations. International Trade Secretary Liam ...

  • Nato to spend £2.6 billion on satellites, cyber security and drones

    March 27, 2017

    Nato will announce plans to spend €3bn (£2.6bn) on upgrading its satellite and computer technology over the next three years, a senior official has said. As the alliance adapts to new types of warfare it hoped the technology will deter hackers, as the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) acknowledges conflicts are increasingly fought out online rather than in the air, on land or at sea. The ...

  • Internet-Connected Medical Washer-Disinfector Found Vulnerable to Hacking

    March 27, 2017

    Internet-of-Things devices are turning every industry into the computer industry, making customers think that their lives would be much easier with smart devices.There are, of course, some really good reasons to connect certain devices to the Internet. For example, remotely switching on your A/C a few minutes before you enter your home, instead of leaving ...