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Today’s interdependent and interconnected world requires joint efforts and holistic approaches to protect critical infrastructure assets from the growing number of attacks and to address ever-evolving convergent threats to our economy, security and well-being.

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Top News

  • BA faces £183m fine over customer data breach

    July 8, 2019

    The owner of British Airways is facing a fine of £183.4m after a data breach which saw personal details belonging to 500,000 people compromised. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has told the International Airlines Group (IAG) that BA will be penalised under the Data Protection Act, and that the fine will be equivalent to 1.5% of ...

  • Suspected highly radioactive Californium worth $72 million seized in northern Turkey

    July 6, 2019

    Police in northern Turkey’s Bolu province have seized $72 million worth of radioactive Californium, an element used in nuclear weapons and reactors, authorities said Saturday. Some 18.1 grams (0.63 ounces) of Californium was seized in a car by anti-smuggling and organized crime police, Bolu Governorate said in a statement. Five suspects are being investigated over the ...

  • NHS must spend now to prevent devastation of ‘WannaCry 2.0’

    July 4, 2019

    The government must urgently pump more money into cyber securitywithin the NHS to plug gaps that render the healthcare system vulnerable to an attack more destructive than the WannaCry saga. Although many positive steps have been taken since the 2017 attack, a lack of investment, a deficit of skills and awareness, and the use of out-dated systems are ...

  • Cyberwarfare in space: Satellites at risk of hacker attacks

    July 2, 2019

    There’s an urgent need for NATO and its member countries to address the cybersecurity of space-based satellite control systems because they’re vulnerable to cyberattacks – and if left unaddressed, it could have severe consequences for global security, a new paper from a major thinktank on international affairs has warned. Almost all modern military engagements rely on space-based assets, ...

  • US wants to isolate power grids with ‘retro’ technology to limit cyber-attacks

    July 2, 2019

    The US is very close to improving power grid security by mandating the use of “retro” (analog, manual) technologies on US power grids as a defensive measure against foreign cyber-attacks that could bring down power distribution as a result. The idea is to use “retro” technology to isolate the grid’s most important control systems, to limit ...

  • Germany and the Netherlands to build the first ever joint military internet

    June 28, 2019

    Government officials from Germany and the Netherlands have signed an agreement this week to build the first-ever joint military internet. The accord was signed on Wednesday in Brussels, Belgium, where NATO defense ministers met this week. The name of this new Dutch-German military internet is the Tactical Edge Networking, or TEN, for short. This is the first time ...

  • MongoDB Leak Exposed Millions of Medical Insurance Records

    June 28, 2019

    Millions of records containing personal information and medical insurance data were exposed by a database belonging to insurance marketing website MedicareSupplement.com. An online database belonging to insurance marketing website MedicareSupplement.com was found exposing more than 5 million records with personal information. MedicareSupplement.com is a U.S.-based marketing site that allows users to find supplemental medical insurance available in their ...

  • Tunisia explosion: Capital rocked after two suicide attacks – 1 police officer dead

    June 27, 2019

    Tunisia has been rocked after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks in the Tunisian capital, killing one police officer and wounding several others, the Tunisian Interior Ministry has confirmed. The first targeted a police patrol in Charles de Gaulle Street in central Tunis at around 11am. One police officer was killed and at ...

  • Questions and Answers – EU Cybersecurity

    June 26, 2019

    What has the EU done so far to reinforce cybersecurity? The EU has now a range of instruments to protect electronic communications networks, including the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive), the EU Cybersecurity Act, and the new telecoms rules. The Directive has introduced new mechanisms for cooperation at EU level, measures to increase national capabilities and obligations for ...

  • US launches cyber-attack aimed at Iranian rocket and missile systems

    June 24, 2019

    The US has responded to a recent rise in Iranian cyber-activity and the shooting of an unarmed drone last week by launching cyber-attacks against Iran’s military IT systems. The cyber-attacks were carried out by US Cyber Command with the direct approval of US President Donald Trump, the Associated Press reported on Sunday, citing two inside sources, and ...

  • Belgium arrests suspect over US embassy attack plot

    June 20, 2019

    Belgian authorities arrested a man who is suspected of planning an attack on the United States Embassy in Brussels, prosecutors announced on Monday. The Belgian man, who has only been identified by his initials “M.G.”, was taken into custody following a string of threats. He has been charged with an attempted terror attack and with “preparing a ...

  • Manchester fire service lacks training to react to armed terror attack, says inspector’s report

    June 20, 2019

    The inability of Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service (GMFRS) to deploy officers in the event of some terror attacks has been highlighted in a new report into standards in the nation’s fire services. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) found that GMFRS lacked specialist firefighters trained to enter “warm zones” during ...

  • Florida city pays $600,000 to ransomware gang to have its data back

    June 19, 2019

    The city council for Riviera Beach, Florida, voted this week to pay more than $600,000 to a ransomware gang so city officials could recover data that has been locked and encrypted more than three weeks ago. The city’s decision, as reported by CBS News, came after officials came to the conclusion that there was no other way ...

  • RMIT develops AI program to manage road signs infrastructure

    June 19, 2019

    Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have developed a proof-of-concept program that can monitor the condition of street signs using Google Street View images. The program uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify street signs from the Google images to determine whether they need to be replaced. It has been trained to see “stop” ...

  • Radioactivity levels abnormally high in France’s Loire river

    June 19, 2019

    French nuclear watchdogs warned on Tuesday that they had registered abnormally high radioactivity levels in part of the central River Loire downstream from five atomic reactors. The unusually high levels of tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen released from nuclear reactors, was found in January 2019 in the waters at Saumur, a city of about 27,000 ...


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