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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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  • Female suicide bomber wounds 9 in Tunisia’s capital

    October 29, 2018

    A female suicide bomber wounded nine people, mostly police officers, on a busy avenue in Tunisia’s capital on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The 30-year-old woman set off the blast in Tunis just before 2 p.m. on Habib Bourguiba avenue, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag, quoted by the TAP news agency. The Interior Ministry said in ...

  • Statement on the FBI’s Investigation of Suspicious Packages

    October 25, 2018

    Between October 22 and 24, 2018, suspicious packages were received at multiple locations in the New York and Washington, D.C., areas and Florida. The packages are being sent for analysis at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. “This investigation is of the highest priority for the FBI. We have committed the full strength of the FBI’s ...

  • DOE Launches Water Security Grand Challenge

    October 25, 2018

    Today, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House initiated, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water. “Through this Grand Challenge, we will advance technology and innovation to meet the ...

  • UK refusal to cooperate with Belgian hacking inquiry condemned

    October 25, 2018

    The UK government has been accused of endangering diplomatic relations with Belgium after its “exceptional” refusal to cooperate with an inquiry into GCHQ’s alleged hacking of Belgacom, the country’s biggest telecoms company. For at least two years ending in 2013, the British intelligence service was probably spying within the state-owned company’s networks on the instruction of UK ...

  • Cathay Pacific Data Breach Highlights A Need To Change Airline Security Focus

    October 25, 2018

    Cathay Pacific has been hit by a data breach affecting 9.4 million passengers of Cathay and Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, a serious exposure that shows—not for the first time—that the focus of airline security can’t be limited to airport terminals and aircraft cabins. First discovered in March, and confirmed in May of this year, the Cathay Pacific ...

  • Critical Infrastructure & Supply Chain Remain Highly Vulnerable to Attacks

    October 24, 2018

    This week, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) reminds us that, “our day-to-day life depends on the country’s 16 sectors of critical infrastructure, which supply food, water, financial services, public health, communications and power along with other networks and systems. A disruption to this system, which is operated via the internet, can have significant and even catastrophic ...

  • Romanian CBRNe Specialists, US Experts Simulate Real WMD Attacks

    October 24, 2018

    CBRN-E Specialists with Romania’s Special Protection and Guard Service (SPP) have joined US experts in drills on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) attacks. According to a SPP news statement released on Wednesday, the SPP chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear or explosive hazard specialists took part, for five days, alongside their counterparts from the other agencies of the ...

  • ‘Explosive device’ sent to Clintons and Obama – US media

    October 24, 2018

    A suspected explosive device was discovered at the New York home of Bill and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, law enforcement officials tell US media. A suspicious package was also reportedly sent to the office of former President Barack Obama. It comes two days after a bomb was sent to the home of liberal philanthropist and financier George ...

  • Network Rail warns passengers to avoid South Western main line after major fault

    October 24, 2018

    Thousands of rail passengers have experienced severe delays after a major signalling fault on the South Western main line. The operator’s services were already being disrupted by the second day of a five-day walkout by RMT union members when the fault occurred between Woking and Surbiton. Many trains were unable to run through to London Waterloo, while ...

  • FireEye links Russian research lab to Triton ICS malware attacks

    October 24, 2018

    A Russian research laboratory is behind cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure, including on a Saudi petrochemical plant, according to a report published today by US cyber-security firm FireEye. The cyber-attacks took place in 2017 and deployed a never-before-seen malware strain known as Triton –or Trisis– specifically engineered to interact with Schneider Electric’s Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS) controllers According to ...

  • More than 20,000 customers ditch TSB after IT migration chaos

    October 24, 2018

    Almost 22,000 customers ditched TSB in the wake of the chaos inflicted on them by the bank’s bungled IT migration, according to industry figures. Statistics released by bank body Bacs, which operates the seven-day current account switch service (Cass), showed 21,790 people left the bank in the second quarter of the year – at the height ...

  • Explosion in Kreuzberg bar amid rising criminal gang activity in Berlin

    October 23, 2018

    At around 4:30am on Monday morning, a group of unidentified assailants smashed a hole in the wall of the bar in Oranienstraße, before placing and detonating an explosive device. Although the bar itself was badly damaged, no-one was injured in the explosion. The police’s Organized Crime Department has been assigned to follow up on the case. While Arabic gang ...



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