News – September 2016

 


  • Hack of Wall St regulator rattles investors, lawmakers

    September 21, 2017

    Wall Street’s top regulator came under fire on Thursday over its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The breach involved the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR filing system, which houses market-moving information with millions of filings ...

  • The NCCIC/ICS-CERT FY 2015 Annual Report points out that nagging issues continue to plague ICS and SCADA systems

    September 30, 2016

    U.S. critical infrastructure got another reminder this week that it needs to do more to protect itself from cyber attacks with the release of an annual government report. The NCCIC/ICS-CERT FY 2015 Annual Vulnerability Coordination Report points out that nagging issues continue to plague industrial control systems (ICS) and SCADA systems, notably a dearth of access controls limiting ...

  • Hitachi Starts Providing “Walk-Through Type Explosives Trace Detection System” to Detect the Presence of Explosives in 3 Seconds

    September 29, 2016

    Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that it will begin providing “walk-through type explosives trace detection system” for critical infrastructure facilities such as power plants and data centers from this October. The system detects explosives in 3 seconds by efficiently collecting the fine particles attached on ID cards and analyzing them with built-in devices. It can screen ...

  • Homeland Security Invites Industry Participation in PNT Critical Infrastructure Study

    September 23, 2016

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is asking for industry participation in a study to define and validate current and future positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) requirements for critical infrastructure. The invitation to take part was published in a Federal Register announcement on Thursday (September 22, 2016). DHS’ office of infrastructure development is reaching out to ...

  • Cyber Command builds critical infrastructure defense skills

    September 20, 2016

    As U.S. Cyber Command reaches operational capability in its mission to protect Defense Department networks and support combat commanders, it is also firming up its plans to help the Department of Homeland Security defend critical infrastructure networks, according to one of the command’s top leaders. “We’re still fleshing out ...

  • New Jersey blast as five questioned over New York bomb

    September 19, 2016

    Five suspicious devices have been found in a backpack near a train station in New Jersey, with one exploding during attempts to disarm it. Following the discovery, the FBI have carried out a search warrant at a premises in the city of Elizabeth. Pictures have emerged of a raid on a fried chicken outlet close to where ...

  • ISIS test flying anti-aircraft mines made out of PLASTIC BAGS to blow up western fighter jets

    September 19, 2016

    ISIS are trying to use floating plastic bag bombs to down jets and create no-fly zones above parts of Iraq and Syria under the terror group’s control. The group have launched a how to guide for fellow terrorists, explaining how flying mines can be made from the bags, hydrogen and bullets. If hit by an allied fighter ...

  • New Foreign Investment Control of UK Critical Infrastructure Projects

    September 16, 2016

    Changes will align the UK’s policy framework for ownership and control of critical infrastructure with other major economies. On 15 September 2016, the UK Government announced its delayed approval of the proposed construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in southwest England with an agreement in principle with French company, EDF, the principal investor ...