News – September 2018


  • ‘Man detained’ after blast near US embassy in Cairo

    September 4, 2018

    Egyptian security forces have reportedly detained a man suspected of trying to detonate a bomb near the US embassy in the capital, Cairo. A security source said the man was carrying a bag that exploded outside the compound in the Garden City area. The embassy said police had “finished their investigations at the scene” and that it ...

  • Forget WannaCry, staff themselves pose a risk to healthcare data

    September 3, 2018

    More than half of all healthcare data breaches reported during 2017 could be traced back to people on the inside of victim organisations, according to an annual study by Verizon. The company’s latest Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR) looked at 1,368 mostly US examples, identifying 782 (57.5 per cent) as having an insider element. A ...

  • Salisbury attack: Novichok poisoning response vehicles in Wiltshire buried in landfill site

    September 1, 2018

    Emergency service vehicles used to respond to the novichok poisonings in Wiltshire have been buried at a landfill site. The secure burials would pose “absolutely no risk to the public”, a government spokesperson said. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) did not reveal the number of buried vehicles, nor the emergency services they were used by, but confirmed some had been ...