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  • India: 3 arrested in connection with IED blast in Manipur

    March 23, 2020

    Three persons have been arrested in connection with an IED explosion near a BSF camp in Manipur’s Thoubal district, police said on Monday. Explosives weighing 2.5 kg, seven detonators, a remote control device, a dry battery, three mobile phones and a two- wheeler were seized from their possession, a senior police officer said. The blast occurred ...

  • It’s time to track people’s smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

    March 23, 2020

    Tracking and limiting the movements of overseas travelers, and others suspected to be COVID-19 coronavirus carriers, has proved an essential tool in controlling the pandemic. That’s according to Professor Marylouise McLaws, a technical adviser to the World Health Organization’s Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit. McLaws – a professor at the University of New South Wales’ School ...

  • Monitoring ICS Cyber Operation Tools and Software Exploit Modules To Anticipate Future Threats

    March 23, 2020

    There has only been a small number of broadly documented cyber attacks targeting operational technologies (OT) / industrial control systems (ICS) over the last decade. While fewer attacks is clearly a good thing, the lack of an adequate sample size to determine risk thresholds can make it difficult for defenders to understand the threat environment, ...

  • Ireland: Quarry searched and three arrested in dissident pipe bomb probe

    March 22, 2020

    Gardai were continuing to search a quarry last night where it is suspected pipe bombs were being made by dissident Republicans. The search operation at a rural location on the Carlow/Kildare border follows the arrest of three men today by heavily armed gardai. “This is an investigation into the manufacture of improvised explosive devices by a dissident ...

  • Europol: Rise of fake ‘corona cures’ revealed in global counterfeit medicine operation

    March 21, 2020

    Europol has supported a global operation to target trafficking counterfeit medicines. Operation Pangea, coordinated by INTERPOL and involved 90 countries worldwide, took place between 3 and 10 March 2020. The pandemic has opened up a business opportunity for predatory criminals. Authorities around the world seized nearly 34 000 counterfeit surgical masks, making them the most commonly ...

  • Birmingham: Four Convicted For National Action Membership

    March 20, 2020

    Four people were convicted on the 19 March of being members of the banned extreme right wing neo-Nazi group National Action. A jury at Birmingham Crown Court took less than nine hours to find three men and a woman guilty, one other man had admitted membership of the group before the trial. These convictions are the ...

  • Newcastle: Man Pleads Guilty to Preparing Others to Commit Acts of Terrorism

    March 20, 2020

    Man from Newcastle Pleads Guilty to Preparing Others to Commit Acts of Terrorism and Inciting Terrorism Overseas A man from Newcastle has today, Friday March 20, pleaded guilty to Terrorism Offences following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East. Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 35 (18/03/85), from the Arthur’s Hill area of Newcastle pleaded guilty at a hearing ...

  • Airport Council International (ACI) releases security screening best practices during COVID-19

    March 20, 2020

    As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to unfold, Airports Council International (ACI) World has gathered the following best practices from airports and screening authorities to help protect screeners, passengers and staff while preserving aviation security objectives. Checkpoint management Prior to passengers or staff approaching screening points, hand sanitizers and disinfection products should be provided. If health screening ...

  • Oxford Uni and King’s College developing prototype for rapidly deployable ventilator

    March 20, 2020

    For immediate release An interdisciplinary team of engineers and medics is addressing ways to increase the UK’s capacity for ventilator manufacture. Engineers, anaesthetists and surgeons from the University of Oxford and King’s College London are building and testing prototypes that can be manufactured using techniques and tools available in well-equipped university and small and medium enterprise (SME) ...

  • UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components

    March 20, 2020

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of the Government’s response to COVID-19. These questions aim to identify the suitability and readiness of organisations to be involved in the initiative. There are three ...

  • Brazil, the pandemic, the specialization of species and the globalized market

    March 19, 2020

    By Natasha Ruiz, PhD candidate,London Metropolitan University, London, UK / CTI Renato Archer, Campinas, Brazil Other Contributors: Tyler Isaac Ganzert, Student,Bento Quirino School, Campinas, Brazil In nature, some species become even more specialized and others even more generalized, especially when it comes to food and how each species puts itself with the rest of the biome. Being a specialized species, although it ...

  • The IIoT Threat Landscape: Securing Connected Industries

    March 18, 2020

    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides bridges of connectedness that enable seamless IT and OT convergence. However, threat actors can cross these bridges to compromise systems. As the use of IoT extends beyond the home and goes into the vast industrial landscape, the scale of threats likewise grows. With that being said, some components of ...


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