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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

  • 90 attacks on phone masts reported during UK’s lockdown

    May 25, 2020

    Around 90 attacks targeting the UK’s telecommunications infrastructure have been reported during the coronavirus lockdown. The incidents, which surged over the Easter weekend, are believed to be motivated by conspiracy theories linking COVID-19 to the deployment of 5G masts. Derbyshire Police has called for witnesses to come forward over the most recent suspected arson attack, which targeted ...

  • Coronavirus monitoring bracelets flood the market, ready to snitch on people who don’t distance

    May 25, 2020

    Surveillance firms around the world are licking their lips at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cash in on the coronavirus by repositioning one of their most invasive products: the tracking bracelet. Body monitors are associated with criminality and guilt in the popular imagination, the accessories of Wall Street crooks under house arrest and menace-to-society parolees. Unlike smartphones, ...

  • Huge rise in hacking attacks on home workers during lockdown

    May 24, 2020

    Hackers have launched a wave of cyber-attacks trying to exploit British people working from home, as the coronavirus lockdown forces people to use often unfamiliar computer systems. The proportion of attacks targeting home workers increased from 12% of malicious email traffic before the UK’s lockdown began in March to more than 60% six weeks later, according ...

  • Cyber security review may spell end for Huawei 5G deal

    May 24, 2020

    The National Cyber Security Centre in the UK is expected to conclude that US sanctions against Huawei will make it impossible to use the Chinese company’s technology as planned for 5G networks. The emergency review, announced on Sunday, is designed to pave the way for Downing Street to push for the total elimination of Huawei equipment in British ...

  • Auckland Council sniffer dogs keeping Rakino Island pest-free

    May 23, 2020

    After weeks of lockdown, Auckland Council sniffer dogs are back on the frontline, protecting the Hauraki Gulf’s outer islands from stowaway pests. While they were off duty, locals had to rely on their local ‘taxi’ operators to act as pseudo-biosecurity officers. Just like us, little Rosie the dog has been cooped up at home in lockdown. But ...

  • Analysis of Ebola-related tweets uncovers strong ties between politics, discord, and misinformation

    May 23, 2020

    A new study published in BMC Public Health sheds light on the politicization of disease outbreaks. The research examined thousands of messages sent on the social media platform Twitter shortly after the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States. “One of my areas of focus in my work is public health communication as an important component ...

  • U.S. discussed conducting its first nuclear test in decades, Washington Post reports

    May 23, 2020

    The Trump administration discussed last week whether to conduct its first nuclear test explosion since 1992, the Washington Post reported late on Friday, citing a senior official and two former officials familiar with the matter. The topic surfaced at a meeting of senior officials representing the top national security agencies after accusations from the administration that ...

  • Why we might not get a coronavirus vaccine

    May 22, 2020

    It would be hard to overstate the importance of developing a vaccine to Sars-CoV-2 – it’s seen as the fast track to a return to normal life. That’s why the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said the UK was “throwing everything at it”. But while trials have been launched and manufacturing deals already signed – Oxford University ...

  • China Pledges Reform of Outbreak Reporting After Virus Delays

    May 22, 2020

    China will reform its system for disease prevention and control, improving mechanisms for direct and early reporting of outbreaks of infectious disease, said Premier Li Keqiang in an annual policy address on Friday. The reforms will “ensure prompt, open and transparent release of epidemic information,” said Li, without elaborating on what changes would be made. The pledge ...

  • China: More cybersecurity protection stressed for new infrastructure

    May 22, 2020

    China should set up a cybersecurity protection system for new infrastructure, formulate a national 5G security strategy as soon as possible, and accelerate steps to ensure the security of industrial internet, said Zhou Hongyi, chairman and CEO of 360 Security Group. In his proposal to the third session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese ...

  • Four agencies warn banks and customers of COVID-19 scams

    May 22, 2020

    Four federal agencies issued a joint alert May 21 warning that cybercriminals and other adversaries are using coronavirus-related lures to scam taxpayers and attempt to disrupt operations of institutions responding to the ongoing pandemic. The alert, sent out by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of ...

  • T-Mobile offers first responder agencies free unlimited service for 10 years

    May 21, 2020

    T-Mobile today launched its “Connecting Heroes” program, offering free unlimited mobile service, including 5G, to first responder agencies nationwide in a 10-year commitment. The initiative is open to all public and non-profit state and local agencies that provide police, fire or EMT services. The plan includes unlimited smartphone talk, text, and data, including 5G access, with 1 ...


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