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  • Pentagon suspends commercial drone purchases and use

    June 13, 2018

    The commercial quadcopter is a small computer with rotors. Cheap, versatile, and adapted for everything from peacetime wedding photography to battlefield improvised explosive device, quadcopters open up the possibility of aerial scouting and attacks to any military, uniformed or otherwise, with a few hundred dollars and the ability to charge batteries. Behind that low cost is ...

  • Eight tonne cache of explosives seized by Afghan authorities on Pakistan border

    June 12, 2018

    A huge cache of explosive materials was discovered by Afghan security forces in a vegetable truck crossing from Pakistan, in one of the largest ever finds. Intelligence officers found nearly eight tonnes of ammonium nitrate – the chemical widely used in making explosives – hidden beneath sacks of vegetables on the vehicle at the Torkham border crossing, at the ...

  • US seeks to head off new terrorist threats against air cargo

    June 11, 2018

    US security officials have uncovered specific cargo-related terrorist threats against US-bound aircraft, prompting the customs agency to tighten requirements related to air cargo reporting. “ has received specific, classified intelligence that certain terrorist organisations seek to exploit vulnerabilities in international air cargo security,” the agency says in a new rule made public ...

  • China blamed for data theft from US Navy contractor

    June 11, 2018

    China is being blamed for a cyberattack on a US Navy contractor which has led to the theft of sensitive military information. As reported by The Washington Post, US officials have claimed that up to 614 Gigabytes of information was stolen, including signal and sensor data, as well as submarine radio information relating to cryptographic systems. Plans for ...

  • Maritime navigation hack has potential to wreak havoc in English channel

    June 8, 2018

    A researcher has warned that threat actors are able to compromise common maritime navigation systems to potentially cause chaos in the shipping industry. As reported by the BBC, security researcher Ken Munro from Pen Test Partners has discovered that a ship navigation system called the Electronic Chart Display (Ecdis) can be compromised, potentially to disasterous effect Read more… Source: ...

  • Cybersecurity agency hopes for 24/7 crisis response centre in Brussels

    June 7, 2018

    The EU cybersecurity agency ENISA wants to open its first Brussels office by mid-2019 to manage major crises around the clock. As cybersecurity threats grow and threaten to knock out businesses, government offices and infrastructure like energy grids or hospitals, ENISA is pushing to move a handful of experts from its Athens office to staff up ...

  • UK meeting milestones for Euratom exit

    June 7, 2018

    The Nuclear Safeguards Bill has become one of the first pieces of legislation addressing the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union to complete its passage through Parliament. The Bill, which will shortly become an Act, addresses the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), an international organisation that governs the peaceful use of nuclear ...

  • The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought

    June 7, 2018

    More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the worst cyberattack targeting a U.S. city to date. On March 22, Atlanta’s connected systems city-wide were hit with a ransomware message locking their respective files and demanding an ...

  • Wanted! Protection for telecoms infrastructure

    June 7, 2018

    Five years after its introduction as a solution to incessant vandalisation of telecommunications facilities across the country, a bill seeking to declare telecoms infrastructure as critical national infrastructure has remained in limbo. Yet, the incidences of vandalism, indiscriminate shutting of base stations, digging up of cables, which the bill seeks to address, have continued unabated ...

  • Shipping Industry Cybersecurity: A Shipwreck Waiting to Happen

    June 7, 2018

    The global shipping industry is vulnerable to a range of hacks, including one that can send multi-million dollar vessels on a collision course for disaster, according researchers. Worse, the flaws are trivial to execute and easy to mitigate against, according to a report by Pen Test Partners. “Ship security is in its infancy – most of these ...

  • $2M in Grants for Local FBI-Accredited Bomb Squads

    June 6, 2018

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $2 million in federal Homeland Security Grant Program funding has been secured, allowing the state’s 12 local FBI-accredited bomb squads to sustain and enhance their capabilities to detect, interdict, and respond to improvised explosive devices. This marks the twelfth consecutive year that New York has provided dedicated federal homeland security funding ...

  • US Government Probes Airplane Vulnerabilities, Says Airline Hack Is ‘Only a Matter of Time’

    June 6, 2018

    US government researchers believe it is only a matter of time before a cybersecurity breach on an airline occurs, according to government documents obtained by Motherboard. The comment was included in a recent presentation talking about efforts to uncover vulnerabilities in widely used commercial aircraft, building on research in which a Department of Homeland Security ...


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