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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

  • EU assists in Brunei’s preparedness against CBRN risks

    April 6, 2018

    The European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE) recently facilitated a workshop at the Radisson Hotel, to explore options for multi-agency cooperation by means of a Table-Top Exercise. Attended by a team of officials responsible for the management of CBRN risks, the two-day event also served to identify ...

  • Challenges in Securing Connected Hospitals

    April 5, 2018

    In our latest research paper on healthcare cybersecurity, Securing Connected Hospitals, which was produced in partnership with HITRUST, we examined internet-connected medical-related devices and systems such as databases, hospital admin consoles, and medical devices. We also looked into the supply chain, which has been an attack vector that is often overlooked. Based on our research into cyberthreats against hospitals, we ...

  • A new Mirai-style botnet is targeting the financial sector

    April 5, 2018

    A botnet made up of hijacked internet-connected televisions and web cameras has a new target, security researchers have found. Three financial sector institutions have become the latest victims of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in recent months. New research by Recorded Future’s Insikt Group published Thursday points to what’s likely to be the IoTroop botnet, used to pummel financial ...

  • Israel says it thwarted Gaza militant attack on navy ship

    April 4, 2018

    Israel said Wednesday it has arrested 10 Palestinians suspected of planning an attack against a navy ship off the Gaza coast, just days after it accused Gaza militants of using mass protests along its border with Israel as cover to stage further attacks. The Shin Bet security service said the interrogation of the cell’s alleged leader revealed a plan ...

  • EUROCONTROL outage causes flight delays across Europe

    April 4, 2018

    EUROCONTROL, the organisation that provides air traffic management for Europe, has apologised for an outage that made a mess of air transport across the continent yesterday. The problems with the organisation’s Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System (ETFMS) hit at around 13:00 UTC on Tuesday April 3rd. Read more… Source: The Register  

  • Tech and digital start-ups needed for the oil & gas industry

    April 4, 2018

    The oil & gas industry is currently undergoing a digital transformation, and the interest in emerging technologies and the latest developments is ever-growing. The variety of solutions is overwhelmingly wide, ranging from robotics, artificial intelligence and IoT, to data analytics and many more. Digital technologies such as big data analytics, AI, and cloud-enabled mobility allow companies ...

  • Global experts gather at SCTX18 to fight war on terror

    April 3, 2018

    3rd April 2018 – Since the breakup of the caliphate in Syria, the terrorist threat has evolved as extremists now remain in their home countries and look to launch attacks from inside their borders. This has presented those tasked with protecting nations, businesses and the public with new challenges as security forces constantly fight to stay one ...

  • Subway trains collide in western German city, over 20 hurt

    April 3, 2018

    One subway train ran into another in the western German city of Duisburg on Tuesday, leaving two people seriously injured and many others slightly hurt, authorities said. The fire service said about 20 people sustained light injuries in the accident, the German news agency dpa reported. Doctors checked another 15 people who didn’t sustain physical injuries. Read ...

  • Anti-drone guns and jets deployed in Gold Coast security blitz

    April 3, 2018

    Fighter jets and anti-drone guns will be deployed as part of a massive security operation to safeguard the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games which start on Wednesday. Organisers said on Tuesday they had no “specific intelligence” of any threats to the Games but authorities remain on high alert in the glitzy coastal strip where over 600,000 people ...

  • Investigation into 2017 St. Petersburg terrorist attack in final stage – agency

    April 3, 2018

    The criminal investigation into the terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg Metro on April 3 last year is in the final stage, the Russian Investigative Committee (SKR) said on Tuesday. The SKR’s main directorate for the investigation of especially important cases, together with the Federal Security Service (FSB), have managed to establish the whole chain ...

  • Yemen Rebels Strike Saudi Oil Tanker

    April 3, 2018

    Yemen’s Houthis attacked and damaged a Saudi oil tanker in the Red Sea on Tuesday, striking at the economic engine of an adversary that has waged a three-year war against the rebels. The afternoon attack near the Houthi-controlled Red Sea port of Hodeidah put a hole in the side of the tanker, according to photos posted ...

  • Porton Down experts unable to identify ‘precise source’ of novichok that poisoned spy

    April 3, 2018

    Scientists from Porton Down have not been able to establish where the novichok nerve agent used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal was made. Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) at Porton Down, told Sky News they were not yet able to prove it was made in Russia. He said: “We ...



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