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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

  • Chinese airports prioritize cybersecurity for technology investment

    November 20, 2018

    Airports and airlines in China are increasingly investing in technology to equip new airports and terminals and manage rising passenger numbers, with cybersecurity proving to be top of the agenda for both. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China show that as airline passenger numbers in China rose nearly 13% to more than one billion over ...

  • Security warning: UK critical infrastructure still at risk from devastating cyber attack

    November 19, 2018

    An ongoing failure to act with “meaningful sense of purpose or urgency” in the face of threats posed by cyber criminals and hackers puts critical national infrastructure at unnecessary risk from cyber attacks, a UK Parliamentary committee has warned. The UK experienced a taste of the damage that cyber attacks can cause when the global WannaCry ...

  • TalkTalk hack attack: Friends jailed for cyber crimes

    November 19, 2018

    Two friends who took part in a £77m hack on the TalkTalk website have been jailed. Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Tamworth in Staffordshire, admitted their roles in the massive 2015 data breach which affected 1.6 million accounts. Hanley, described as a “dedicated hacker”, shared details of more than 8,000 customers with Allsopp. At ...

  • Mumbai: BMC prepares SOP to tackle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack

    November 19, 2018

    After monsoon, cyclone and earthquake preparedness, the Mumbai civic body has prepared a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to tackle Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks. The SOP includes an off-site plan, which is Geographic Information System (GIS)-enabled, giving details of shelters, transportation and medical facilities nearby in the event of any such attack. The Brihanmumbai ...

  • Texas hospital becomes victim of Dharma ransomware

    November 19, 2018

    The Altus Baytown Hospital (ABH) has revealed a ransomware outbreak which may have led to the leak of patient data. In a statement on its website, the Texas-based hospital said that ABH discovered an unauthorized threat actor rifling through the organization’s systems on roughly September 3. The “unauthorized party” deployed malicious code and infected the hospital’s systems with a ...

  • GSA proposes new cybersecurity reporting rules for contractors

    November 19, 2018

    The General Services Administration is proposing new rules shaping how contractors protect government information on the IT systems they manage. Tucked in a Friday Federal Register post detailing the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, two proposed rules — GSAR Case 2016-G511 and 2016-G515 — call for amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation to include ...

  • Australian ​Department of Health wants to up security posture to Commonwealth standard

    November 19, 2018

    The Department of Health is seeking help with Australian government security compliance, publishing a request for tender (RFT) for a privileged access management (PAM) solution. The solution, the department said, is required to support Health’s “move towards compliance with the Essential Eight Security Controls”. “Ultimately, the solution will increase the risk posture for the department and safe ...

  • More than 500 ‘safety events’ recorded at UK nuclear submarine base since 2006

    November 18, 2018

    More than 500 safety events have been recorded at the home of the UK’s nuclear deterrent since 2006, the Ministry of Defence has revealed. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew disclosed the figure in a letter in response to a parliamentary question from Edinburgh SNP MP Deidre Brock. In total, 505 “events” were recorded over the past 12 years ...

  • Drone assassination attempts are a reminder that better legislation is needed

    November 17, 2018

    In early August an assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduroserved as a jarring wake up call that the possibility of a drone attack against a public figure or civilian is real. To the security industry and United States Government, this attack was not surprising. Frighteningly, there has been little resolve within Congress to determine who or what ...

  • Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

    November 16, 2018

    US President Donald Trump signed today a bill into law, approving the creation of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The bill, known as the CISA Act, reorganizes and rebrands the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), a program inside the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as CISA, a standalone federal agency in charge of overseeing ...

  • Russian Banks Under Phishing Attack

    November 16, 2018

    Banks in Russia today were the target of a massive phishing campaign that aimed to deliver a tool used by the Silence group of hackers. The group is believed to have a background in legitimate infosec activities and access to documentation specific to the financial sector. The fraudulent emails purported to come from the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) ...

  • DOD teams with DHS for critical infrastructure protection

    November 16, 2018

    The Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security are teaming up to protect critical infrastructure through information-sharing efforts with the private sector – an effort that is new, promising and underfunded. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen recently agreed to a framework for defending the U.S. from cyber threats. Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of ...



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