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  • Yemen’s Houthis say Saudi oil facility hit in overnight attack

    July 13, 2020

    Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have attacked a large oil facility in an industrial complex south of the Saudi Arabian city of Jizan as part of an overnight operation. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis said on Monday it intercepted and destroyed four missiles and six bomb-laden drones launched by Houthi rebels towards the kingdom. The missiles ...

  • Teenager dies of bubonic plague in Mongolia sparking fears of spread

    July 13, 2020

    A boy aged 15 has died from bubonic plague in Mongolia as dozens of people who contacted him are in isolation over the deadly disease. The fatality comes as Russia and China were warned that they are vulnerable to the spread of the Black Death. The unnamed teenager had a high fever after eating marmot meat with ...

  • UK: Facility Managers warned on airborne Covid-19 threat

    July 13, 2020

    UK: BESA has urged facilities managers to revisit building ventilation strategies to minimise possible transmission risks as more buildings reopen following the Covid-19 lockdown. The call follows the World Health Organisation’s acknowledgement of the threat from the airborne transmission of the coronavirus. Concerned about “super spreader” events in enclosed environments, the WHO has recommended that good ...

  • India, patients are turned away as Covid-19 causes healthcare collapse

    July 13, 2020

    India struggles to keep its crumbling healthcare system afloat amid the drastic rise in coronavirus cases, making it the third worst-hit country globally. India had 200,000 active coronavirus cases on the 2nd of June. It took just over a month to more than triple the figure and reach 700,000 patients in the first week of July. Read ...

  • Nigeria’s Energy Security Dilemma

    July 13, 2020

    The Republic of Nigeria possesses ample opportunity to contribute significant supply of oil and natural gas to global energy demand; however, because of internal hindrances, Nigeria lacks the capacity to utilize its natural resources. Between sectarian insurgencies in the Borno State, rampant government corruption, lack of energy and social infrastructure, and minimal financial incentive for ...

  • UK Huawei decision to be based on security

    July 13, 2020

    Justice minister Robert Buckland says Britain will place a “huge priority” on national security when considering Chinese telecoms firm Huawei’s role in the country’s 5G network. “National security comes first … and I know that the NSC (National Security Council) and the whole of government will be placing a huge priority on our national security,” he ...

  • BT boss warns of outages and security risks if UK ditches Huawei

    July 13, 2020

    The chief executive of BT has said it would be impossible to strip Huawei products out of the UK’s telecommunications network within the next decade. Philip Jansen also warned of “outages” and possible security risks if the sector was told to curtail all business with the Chinese technology company during the building of the 5G network ...

  • The Why, What, and When of Cybersecurity for Rail Networks

    July 13, 2020

    The October 2019 ASPECT conference was by and for signaling engineers and was organized by the Institute of Railway System Engineers (IRSE). Surprisingly though, the topic chosen for the opening session was not Positive Train Control, ERTMS or CBTC improvement. The topic was cybersecurity. The opening session was ‘Oh, cyber security doesn’t affect me … right? ...

  • COVID heightening bank vulnerability to cyber attack

    July 13, 2020

    The “large-scale shift” to digital banking and remote work off the back of the COVID-19 crisis has heightened the banking sector’s exposure to cyber attack, according to Moody’s. Over the past few months, banks, like most businesses, have leveraged digital technology to facilitate remote work in response to social distancing measures imposed to curb the spread ...

  • Airlines got travelers comfortable about flying again once before – but 9/11 and a virus are a lot different

    July 13, 2020

    The U.S. airline industry has generally faced two obstacles in enticing more people to fly: fear and fares. Before the novel coronavirus, few feared flying thanks to the extreme rarity of airline crashes in the U.S., and domestic inflation-adjusted fares that were about the lowest ever. As a result, a record 811 million people flew within ...

  • UK cyber security agency creates tool to test what would happen if you were hit by cyber attack while working from home

    July 13, 2020

    The UK’s official cyber security agency have created a tool to practise being cyber attacked. It has been launched as people continue to work from home in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, often doing so over personal internet connections and computers. The tool allows people to test their defences by roleplaying the experience of ...

  • How North Korea’s army of hackers stole $2bn through cyber bank heists

    July 12, 2020

    North Korean hackers are attempting to raise money for the regime by stealing from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges. Towards the end of last year, a series of seemingly innocuous LinkedIn messages were sent to employees of aerospace and military companies in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. “We welcome elites like you. I want you ...


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