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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

  • Retro tech leaves NHS open to cyber-attacks, say researchers

    August 20, 2018

    Hackers could gain access to NHS networks by exploiting vulnerabilities in fax machines, security researchers have suggested. Staff at Check Point Software discovered exploits in widely-used fax machines that enable hackers to spread malware through a malicious image file. Malware can be coded into the image file which, when decoded by the fax machine and uploaded to its ...

  • Measles epidemic in Europe hits record high, World Health Organisation warns

    August 20, 2018

    The measles epidemic sweeping Europe has reached an eight-year high, with more than 41,000 cases reported in the first six months of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. This far-exceeds the end of year totals from every other year this decade and at least 37 people are believed to have died from the disease, which can be ...

  • Home Office to beef up Critical Systems Project Delivery capability within Digital Services at Border

    August 20, 2018

    The Home Office’s Digital, Data and Technology (HODDaT) Borders IT is looking for a delivery partner for specialist project delivery capabilities to work on critical Border Force systems within the Border Systems Technology Project (BSTP) team to deliver a mixture of upgrades, enhancements and technology refresh to critical existing legacy systems. DSAB resides within the Border Systems Portfolio ...

  • Whiteboards used as Gatwick flight info screens fail

    August 20, 2018

    Staff at Gatwick Airport have had to write information about flight departures on whiteboards after a technical issue means screens have failed. Photos posted on social media showed people crowding around the boards to find out the latest on their flights. Staff could also be seen rubbing out information as it changed to update it with black ...

  • Energy operator ramps up security against hacker threat

    August 20, 2018

    Australia has the world’s longest single electricity grid, running more than 5000 kilometres from Port Douglas in Queensland to the bottom of Tasmania providing power to the majority of the country. Its importance goes unrecognised by Australians despite the role it plays in millions of lives every day, but a single determined hacker can take it ...

  • EU considers 60-minute deadline for social networks to remove terrorist content

    August 20, 2018

    No longer the carrot, now the stick: the European Commission is considering imposing an hour-long deadline for social networks to remove terrorist and extremist content after voluntary measures appear to have failed. As reported by the Financial Times on Sunday, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as smaller businesses, are all within the EU’s sights. This is the first ...

  • Spanish police shoot man dead as he tries to attack officers with knife near Barcelona

    August 20, 2018

    A man armed with a knife was shot dead by police when he tried to attack officers near Barcelona. Spanish police said the man entered the police station in Cornella, in the north-eastern region of Catalonia, at just before 5am BST on Monday “with the aim of attacking the agents”. A spokesman refused to comment on local media reports ...

  • Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties

    August 20, 2018

    Amid a period of tense relations between Ankara and Washington, several gunshots were fired on Monday from a vehicle at the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, causing no casualties. The early morning attack coincided with a deepening row between the two countries over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey. An unidentified assailant or assailants ...

  • Terror fears as grenade numbers in UK soar

    August 19, 2018

    The number of grenades seized from criminals trying to smuggle weapons into the UK has soared, fuelling fears they could fall into the hands of terrorists. Police found 17 grenades on criminals between January and April this year, compared with 40 discovered over a four-year period between 2013 and 2017. The most recent seizures were in Sussex ...

  • Pakistan’s nuclear safety and security

    August 18, 2018

    In their research titled “Nuclear Security Briefing Book”, Wyn Bowen and Matthew Cottee state that nuclear terrorism involves the acquisition and detonation of an intact nuclear weapon from any state arsenal. The world has not experienced any act of nuclear terrorism yet, but it is not for a lack of trying. The International Atomic Energy Agency ...

  • Can Wi-Fi signals reveal hidden explosives?

    August 17, 2018

    It’s an unfortunate truth that weapons and explosives in public places are an increasing problem, with some schools in the US beginning to implement security checkpoints. But many of these technologies are bulky and expensive to set up, and require staff to operate. Now a new study has found a way to tap into a ...

  • Cyber security threat to Britain’s oil and gas sites as attack could cause ‘unprecedented damage’

    August 17, 2018

    Brian Lord OBE says a successful attack on its infrastructure could cause “unprecedented damage” and “unrest across the world”. With a complex ecosystem of computation, networking, and physical operational processes spread around the world the industry has a large attack surface with many attack vectors. A typical large oil and gas company uses half a million processors ...



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