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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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  • MPs: A Year After WannaCry, NHS Must Take ‘Urgent’ Security Action

    April 18, 2018

    The NHS and the government have failed to act on lessons learned from the incident, Public Accounts Committee says MPs have criticised the government and the NHS for failing to put measures into place that could prevent attacks similar to the WannaCry malware incident nearly one year ago. WannaCry, which affected more than 200,000 computers in at least 100 countries, caused ...

  • Three Iranian security personnel killed at Pakistan border – Revolutionary Guards

    April 17, 2018

    Three Iranian security personnel were killed by militants in a cross-border attack on the frontier with Pakistan on Tuesday, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said. An Iranian police officer was killed in an ambush on a border post in the city of Mirjaveh in Sistan-Baluchestan province, and two soldiers died when their vehicle was hit by an improvised ...

  • China’s ZTE deemed a ‘national security risk’ to UK

    April 17, 2018

    Britain’s cyber-security watchdog has warned telecommunications companies against dealing with the Chinese manufacturer ZTE, citing “potential risks” to national security. The US commerce department has imposed a seven-year-ban on companies selling products and services to ZTE – which makes mobile phones and network equipment – alleging it failed to crack down on personnel who sold sensitive ...

  • Leader of ISIS cell supporters blows himself up to avoid arrest in Russia

    April 17, 2018

    The leader of a terrorist cell, which had connections to the jihadist group Islamic State, has killed himself with an improvised explosive device in order to avoid being arrested, Russian law enforcement said. The cell was planning bomb and gun attacks in Russia’s Rostov region, but was identified and thwarted before they could act, the Federal ...

  • Salisbury poisoning: Police to place high security barriers around key locations for months to come

    April 17, 2018

    Parts of Salisbury contaminated with nerve agent will be sealed off behind high-security barriers for months as officials make them safe, officials have revealed. The restaurant and pub visited by Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia after they were poisoned on 4 March will be surrounded by semi-permanent hoarding for the work, while cordons could widen in other areas. Read more… Source: ...

  • US Department of Energy opens bidding for exascale super computers

    April 16, 2018

    The US Department of Energy (DoE) has opened the bidding process for contracts to build the country’s second and third exascale super computers, worth a whopping $1.8 billion. Once built, the exascale machines ought to be able to offer 50 to 100 times the power of the US’s fastest current supercomputer and will be housed at the ...

  • How Can Japan-UK Cybersecurity Cooperation Help ASEAN Build Cybersecurity Capacity?

    April 16, 2018

    Japan and the UK have been strengthening their cybersecurity collaboration over the last six years. Last month, they held their fourth bilateral dialogue on cyberspace in London to discuss their cooperation on the Tokyo Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the development of international cyber norms, the security of internet of things devices, and capacity building. Although ...

  • Heathrow jet carrying up to 160 passengers narrowly avoided collision with unmanned drone

    April 16, 2018

    The pilot said there was no time to take evasive action and estimated that the drone was just 20ft away over Perivale, west London. The incident was reported to air traffic controllers and the police, but the operator of the drone was never found. The report classified it as the most dangerous Category A incident, meaning there was ...

  • Air China flight diverted after man holds attendant hostage

    April 15, 2018

    An Air China flight bound for Beijing was diverted to central China on Sunday after a passenger tried to hold a flight attendant hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon, the country’s civil aviation authority said. All passengers and crew on Flight 1350 made it safely off the plane after it landed in Zhengzhou city ...

  • Following Air Strikes against Suspected Chemical Weapons Sites in Syria, Security Council Rejects Proposal to Condemn Aggression

    April 14, 2018

    On the heels of air strikes meant to hamper Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons, the Security Council today rejected a proposal by the Russian Federation to condemn such aggression by the United States and its allies over suspected chemical weapons use in the country, amid pressure from the Secretary-General to abide by the tenets ...

  • TSA marks milestone with stronger carry-on screening at all U.S. federal airports

    April 12, 2018

    In addition to removing electronics larger than a cellphone, TSA recommends separating foods, powders and items that can clutter bags to ease screening process With the summer travel season on the horizon, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has completed rollout of enhanced screening procedures for carry-on baggage as part of a greater ...

  • Putting the geospatial in cybersecurity

    April 12, 2018

    The potential for election tampering, hackers taking out internet-connected traffic cameras prior to the Inauguration in Washington D.C., and recent massive data breaches are part of our daily news feed and the cybersecurity dangers of our wonderfully connected world.  As our reliance on network-enabled devices continues to grow and, particularly in the areas of government ...



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