News – November 2017

 


  • Call to Arms on Cybersecurity for Industrial Control

    November 3, 2017

    Since last spring, U.S. Department of Homeland Security warnings to manufacturers and infrastructure owners about industrial control systems’ vulnerabilities to cyberattack have grown increasingly dire. In October, those warnings were recast as stark realities when DHS and the FBI issued a joint technical alert confirming ICS cyberattacks against manufacturers as well as energy, nuclear, and water utilities. ...

  • Kongsberg receives first DNV GL cyber security type approval for its K-IMS system

    November 3, 2017

    As the shipping industry digitalizes, vessels are becoming sophisticated hubs of connected systems and sensors that generate and exchange data both onboard and back to shore. This connectivity increases the need for cyber security and for ways of verifying the cyber safety of installed systems, DNV GL said in its press release. “At Kongsberg we have ...

  • Sweden mulls introducing digital ‘anti-terror’ fences

    November 2, 2017

    Sweden plans to use digital ‘geo-fences’ in larger cities to protect against potential terror attacks. Infrastructure Minister Tomas Eneroth hopes to introduce the ‘geo-fences’ in urban areas next year and which use technology that can digitally stop large vehicles  or reduce their speed. In April, a stolen van was used to mow down pedestrians on a Stockholm ...

  • Army Picks 170 for Potential $8.3B CBRN R&D Contract

    November 2, 2017

    The U.S. Army has awarded 170 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $8.27 billion contract to help the service research and develop chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense systems. The hybrid contract also covers R&D work on high-yield explosive defense platforms, equipment, material, supplies and other technology for the Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition and Production and Procurement program, the Defense ...

  • Millions of Lloyds and Halifax customers are locked out of their online accounts after an internet banking glitch

    November 2, 2017

    Millions of Lloyds and Halifax customers have been unable to access their accounts after the online and mobile apps crashed. Furious users have taken to social media to demand answers after they found themselves locked out. The banks’ mobile apps and online services remain inaccessible for many – with some asking if they have been hacked. Lloyds Banking ...

  • Homeland Security wants to scan your face at the border

    November 2, 2017

    Maybe Apple has the right idea when it comes to the future of identification, with Face ID built into the new iPhone X. The Department of Homeland Security wants to scan the faces of people entering or leaving the country, without needing to have anyone get out of their cars. The DHS’s Silicon Valley office is hosting an “industry day” ...

  • Silence Trojan Actively Targets Banks & Financial Institutions

    November 2, 2017

    Financial institutions facing targetted threat from Silence trojan which infiltrates internal banking networks A new targeted attack on financial institutions have been uncovered by researchers at Kaspersky Lab. The discovery was made in September but the attacks by the ‘Silence’ trojan are still ongoing, mostly against banks in Russia, but also financial institutions in Malaysia and Armenia. According to ...

  • Vehicle attacks aren’t going away, we must adapt

    November 1, 2017

    No one should be surprised by Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City. As we’ve seen in Jerusalem, Nice, Berlin, London, Stockholm, and Barcelona, it’s exceptionally difficult to prevent terrorists from using vehicles to commit murder, and so we will have to think long and hard about means we can use to counter this threat. The challenge here isn’t just that vehicles are ...

  • Malcolm Turnbull to tap into Israeli counter-terrorism experts

    November 1, 2017

    Jerusalem: Israeli counter-terrorism experts will advise Australian counterparts on how to boost security around airline cargo and protecting crowds under a new agreement announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The agreement, for a sharing of expertise between the two countries, coincides with a fresh terror attack in New York on Tuesday, when a man drove a rented ...

  • Two drones, two crashes in two months: MoD still won’t say why

    November 1, 2017

    A damning Ministry of Defence report into the department’s safety oversight systems has revealed when two unmanned aerial vehicles crashed into the sea off Wales. The Watchkeeper WK450-series drone fleet, built and partially operated by French defence contractor Thales, has been marred by a number of crashes in British service over the past few years. The MoD ...

  • Police discover IS note in Manhattan attack truck, US media reports

    November 1, 2017

    A man suspected of killing eight people and injuring at least 11 more in a truck attack in New York left a note pledging allegiance to Islamic State, US media has reported. Officials have said they discovered the note, which one officer said was written in a foreign language, in the truck Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov allegedly drove ...