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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

  • US Coast Guard discloses Ryuk ransomware infection at maritime facility

    December 30, 2019

    An infection with the Ryuk ransomware took down a maritime facility for more than 30 hours; the US Coast Guard said in a security bulletin it published before Christmas. The agency did not reveal the name or the location of the port authority; however, it described the incident as recent. “Forensic analysis is currently ongoing but the virus, ...

  • Man, 21, is arrested in east London home on suspicion of preparing act of terror

    December 28, 2019

    A man has been arrested at a residential address in east London today on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism. The 21-year-old man was arrested by counter-terror police on suspicion of the ‘commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism’. He was detained and taken to a south London police station where he currently remains ...

  • Bristol weapons arrest: Bomb unit orders evacuation of homes

    December 28, 2019

    Homes have been evacuated and an Army explosive team has been called in following the arrest of a man over suspected weapons offences in Bristol. Weapons were found at a property on Shetland Road, Westbury-on-Trym, and a 50m (164ft) cordon was put in place. Police called in an explosives ordnance disposal team (EOD) to search the area. Read ...

  • Somalia car bombing: ‘Heinous act of terror’ leaves at least 79 dead

    December 28, 2019

    A car bomb outside a tax collection centre in Somalia has killed at least 79 people, according to officials. The blast struck a checkpoint during the morning rush hour at the start of the working week in the capital Mogadishu, in one of the deadliest attacks in the city in recent memory. Images taken at the scene showed ...

  • Cyber attack plan aims to protect State hospitals, energy networks and security systems

    December 27, 2019

    A new plan to crackdown on cyber-crime, hacking and cyber-espionage has been published in a bid to protect the State. The new National Cyber Security Strategy sets out how to ensure the State’s infrastructure and computer networks are “resilient, safe and secure”. It contains proposals on how the Irish government can respond and manage cyber security incidents. Read ...

  • Five terrorists running Al-Qaeda’s media cell nabbed from Gujranwala

    December 27, 2019

    Five terrorists running Al-Qaeda’s media cell have been arrested from Gujranwal in a joint operation conducted by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and an intelligence agency on Friday. According to CTD officials, intelligence agencies had been keeping a track of the terrorists for several months and collecting information on them. The arrested men have been identified as Asim ...

  • Singapore: Unmanned aerial vehicles to help police control crowds during countdown party

    December 24, 2019

    As Marina Bay and venues close to the waterfront prepare for the annual countdown to the new year, officers from specialist police units are stepping up their presence and patrols in the city area. These include Emergency Response Teams, who are trained in public security and counter-terrorism, and the Police Tactical Unit of the Special Operations ...

  • Dutch govt wants to protect telecom sector against hostile suppliers

    December 24, 2019

    The Dutch government published the Decree on Security and Integrity of Telecommunications (Bvit) on 5 December. The decree lays down the legal possibility to exclude a supplier from Dutch networks based on evidence or suspicion the company wants to undermine networks. The government is also working on another measure: the Decree on the unwanted control ...

  • Government information sharing efforts remain a mixed bag

    December 23, 2019

    The rollout of a new tool in 2017 has improved information sharing across the federal government, but other once-promising programs are withering on the vine, according to an audit released Dec. 19. An unclassified joint report by Inspectors General from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, Commerce, Energy ...

  • Russia successfully disconnected from the internet

    December 23, 2019

    The Russian government announced on Monday that it concluded a series of tests during which it successfully disconnected the country from the worldwide internet. The tests were carried out over multiple days, starting last week, and involved Russian government agencies, local internet service providers, and local Russian internet companies. The goal was to test if the country’s ...

  • Unidentified individual opens fire in central Moscow, casualties reported, FSB says

    December 19, 2019

    An unidentified individual opened fire in downtown Moscow, he has been neutralized, his identity is being established, the Public Relations Center of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) told reporters on Thursday. “An unidentified individual opened fire near Bolshaya Lubyanka, 12 building. There are casualties. The criminal’s identity is being established. He has been neutralized,” the Public ...

  • Drilling Deep: A Look at Cyberattacks on the Oil and Gas Industry

    December 18, 2019

    Mining, transportation, refining, distribution—the oil and gas industry has a widespread and complicated production chain that can be difficult to comprehensively defend. Risks come from all sides: extreme weather can affect transportation, politics (global and local) can impact production, and physical attacks on infrastructure can actually threaten worker safety and even impact the world’s oil ...


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