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  • Autumn 2018 edition of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Review magazine is now available

    December 4, 2018

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, Hungarian Ministry of Defense, Secure Chorus and more. To view contents please visit the following link: Critical Infrastructure Protection Review Autumn 2018 – contents pages or subscribe here. We would like to thank all organisations and authors of the articles for their support and contributions to ...

  • New passenger scanner uses space technology to speed up airport security

    December 4, 2018

    A super-sensitive passenger scanner that reveals hidden security threats is being trialled at Cardiff Airport in the UK. The walk-through scanner, which uses space technology to image human body heat, is the result of a collaboration between Sequestim Ltd. and Cardiff University scientists. Computer learning allows the scanner to distinguish between threats and non-threats but without the ...

  • U.S. Financial Firms to Further Increase Cybersecurity Spending

    December 3, 2018

    U.S. banks and other financial firms are projecting higher spending on cybersecurity as they face bigger threats and more attacks. In a survey of 100 senior security officers, 84 percent said their firms are planning to spend more this year on cybersecurity, up from 78 percent a year ago, data-security provider Thales eSecurity said in a report to ...

  • Australian government announces cybersecurity grants for SMBs

    December 3, 2018

    The Australian Government is aiming to make small businesses feel more secure with the launch of a new $10million cybersecurity initiative today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says the grants initiative forms part of the Liberal-National Government’s Cybersecurity Small Business Program. “The Liberal-National Government recognises that confidence in the security of data is vital ...

  • Stolen car explodes in DHA, Karachi

    December 3, 2018

    A stolen car with a bomb installed inside exploded at a vacant plot in Khayaban-e-Mujahid area of Defence Housing Authority in the early hours of Monday. According to reports by DIG South Karachi Javed Odho, the car was installed with a homemade vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) and had been stolen from Jamshed Quarters in the ...

  • Five Middle East States to share sensitive aviation security information

    December 3, 2018

    Following their presentation of working paper entitled “Sharing of Aviation Security Information Between States” at the Second High-level Conference on Aviation Security (HLCAS/2-WP/2), Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and United Arab Emirates have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) in this regard. It is a precursor to the subsequent signing of a Memorandum of ...

  • Riots In Paris: ‘Yellow Vests’ Violence, Vandalism And Chaos Hitting Tourism

    December 2, 2018

    The violent turn taken on Saturday by street protesters known as the “Gilet Jaunes” (Yellow Vests) due to their fluorescent outerwear and who have been demonstrating for two weeks against gas taxes and rising cost of living, forced the evacuation of tourist shopping meccas including the department stores known as the Grandes Magasins (Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Bon Marche) as well as other ...

  • Explosives attack at US consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico

    December 2, 2018

    The US consulate in Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, was attacked with explosives hours before a visit to the country by Vice President Mike Pence and first daughter Ivanka Trump, authorities said Saturday. The explosion late Friday night damaged a wall but caused no injuries, they said. “The investigation has been handed over to federal authorities, who will ...

  • Security agencies demonstrate Ghana’s readiness to combat terrorism

    December 2, 2018

    The Security Agencies and the Emergency Services in the country have conducted a Counter Terrorism simulation exercises codenamed ‘Exercise Home Shield’ within the Accra and Tema Metropolis. The Exercise under the Ministry of National Security code named “Home Shield” was aimed at practising and harnessing the various roles and expertise of all the stakeholders in the ...

  • Burkina Faso: Four police among five dead in IED blast

    December 1, 2018

    Five people including four police officers have been killed by an explosive device left on a road in eastern Burkina Faso, reports say. Friday’s blast from an improvised explosive device (IED) took place in Boungou, an area that has seen a series of attacks attributed to jihadist militants. The police officers were providing an escort to goldmine ...

  • Why the Ebola outbreak in DRC has spun out of control

    December 1, 2018

    An Ebola epidemic that experts are calling “exceptionally dangerous” is unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So far, there have been more than 420 cases and 240 deaths, which makes it the largest outbreak of Ebola since the 2014-2016 West Africa outbreak, which killed 11,000. It’s also the second-largest Ebola outbreak on record. Humans have tangled with ...

  • Marriott: FBI investigating after up to 500m guest records exposed in Starwood hotel database breach

    November 30, 2018

    The FBI is investigating after the details of up to 500 million Starwood hotel guests may have been exposed when a reservation database was breached. Owner Marriott said luxury London landmarks, such as Park Lane Sheraton Grand, Westbury Mayfair and Le Meridien Piccadilly, were among the properties that had been affected by the “data security incident”. Information, ...

  • NATO exercises cyber defences as threat grows

    November 30, 2018

    In a nondescript brick building on the snowy edge of Estonia’s second city Tartu, soldiers in camouflage tap silently at computers. They are troops manning the 21st century’s front line. With its harsh lighting and partitioned desks, the room could be any soulless office. But this is NATO’s “cyber range” and these men and women are ...

  • GCHQ details how law enforcement could be silently injected into communications

    November 30, 2018

    Two of the United Kingdom’s highest cyber officers have detailed how they believe law enforcement could access end-to-end encrypted communications. Written by Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre Ian Levy and Technical Director for Cryptanalysis for GCHQ Crispin Robinson, the essay claims that end-to-end encryption remains, but an extra “end” for law enforcement. “It’s relatively easy for ...

  • Healthcare billing biz AccuDoc ‘fesses up to breach that blabbed 2.65m people’s data

    November 29, 2018

    Miscreants gained access to US healthcare billing vendor AccuDoc Solutions’ database for about a week in September, exposing the data of at least 2.65 million people. North Carolina-based Atrium Health, a customer of AccuDoc Solutions, this week said it had been affected by the breach. The firm operates 44 hospitals across North Carolina, South Carolina and ...

  • Hackers can exploit this bug in surveillance cameras to tamper with footage

    November 29, 2018

    Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Nuuo surveillance cameras which can be exploited to hijack these devices and tamper with footage and live feeds. On Thursday, cybersecurity firm Digital Defense said that its Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) had uncovered a zero-day vulnerability in Nuuo NVRmini 2 Network Video Recorder firmware, software used by hundreds of thousands of surveillance ...

  • Huawei ‘looking into’ New Zealand 5G ban to find way forward

    November 29, 2018

    Huawei has responded to the refusal of New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) to allow Spark to proceed with its Huawei-powered 5G network deployment, saying it is working on a way forward. “Huawei is aware of Spark’s statement, and we are looking into the situation,” a Huawei spokesperson said. “As the GCSB has noted, this is ...

  • UK plans for satellite navigation system in doubt after Brexit

    November 28, 2018

    Britain will not have access to the EU’s Galileo system post-Brexit and other nations have grabbed signals in alternative systems. Government plans to build Britain’s own satellite navigation system could hit the buffers because other countries have already claimed the signal space, Sky News has learned. The UK will no longer have access to the military grade ...

  • The FBI is looking to the cloud to stop the next terrorist attack

    November 28, 2018

    The FBI is in the midst of a data crisis. Of course, there’s no shortage of data for the bureau to process. The problem, as Christine Halvorsen explained Tuesday, is that criminal investigations generate more data than the bureau can handle manually. “The solution is the adoption of cloud technology,” said Halvorsen, deputy assistant director for the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. Speaking at Amazon ...

  • Cyber attacks on major banks have doubled in a year due to mistakes by ‘overconfident’ bankers, warns City watchdog

    November 28, 2018

    Technology disasters at banks and finance firms have more than doubled amid an unprecedented wave of cybercrime, the City watchdog has warned. Overconfident bankers are making errors in crucial computer updates which cause chaos, the Financial Conduct Authority says. And many firms are woefully underprepared for hacking attacks – putting their customers at risk. British lenders have suffered ...