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Jordan: Advanced devices to detect chemical, explosives at Customs Department
July 24, 2016
New advanced chemical and explosive detection devices will be introduced to maintain the security of borders and confront threats of weapons of mass destruction.


Cybersecurity: A vertical industry application?
July 22, 2016
New threats, risk management and IoT may make transform cybersecurity from being a set of horizontal technologies into a vertical business application


Automotive industry releases vehicle cybersecurity best practices
July 22, 2016
Members of the US Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) have released an overview of comprehensive Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices.


Anonymous Dumps Database of Izmir Gaz to Protest Against Turkey and Erdogan
July 22, 2016
An unknown member of the Anonymous hacker collective has dumped a database online, claiming to belong to Izmir Gaz, a Turkish energy and natural gas provider based in the town of Izmir.


Chemical plants, water supply are terrorist targets, Europol warns
July 22, 2016
Chemical plants are becoming a “target of choice” for terrorists who may also try to contaminate water supplies or infiltrate nuclear sites, according to Europe’s law enforcement agency.


BlackMoon Banking Trojan Infected over 160,000 South Koreans
July 22, 2016
Over 100,000 South Koreans had their banking credentials stolen by crooks who leveraged the BlackMoon banking trojan, also detected as W32/Banbra.


SEC Prepares for More Cybersecurity Oversight
July 21, 2016
Leading U.S. banks, and other publicly traded companies, should expect increased cybersecurity scrutiny from the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Help Us Secure Oil & Gas Facilities, Baru Pleads with The Military says Nigeria Lost N51.3 billion to Pipeline Vandalism in 2015
July 21, 2016
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru on Thursday made a passionate appeal to the Nigerian military to help secure critical oil and gas infrastructure and curb the losses.


Transport Ministry to introduce new security mechanisms at airports
July 21, 2016
The Transport Ministry will be introducing a new security mechanism at airports that will take into account existing activities and practices.


The Troubling State of Security Cameras; Thousands of Devices Vulnerable
July 20, 2016
The CCTV cameras in the US that were attacked by the Lizard Squad hack were used in a wide range of areas from home security and traffic cams to cameras in banks and restaurants.


DDoS Attack Takes Down US Congress Website for Three Days
July 20, 2016
The US Congress has just recovered after a three-day DDoS attack that has crippled its online portal congress.gov


Software flaw puts mobile phones and networks at risk of complete takeover
July 20, 2016
Code-execution vulnerability resides in ASN.1 code used in base stations, radios, basebands.


Indian ISIS recruits ‘wanted lessons from Maoist rebels in how to build IEDs’
July 19, 2016
Indian ISIS recruits were looking to strike an alliance with Maoists and source weapons from the rebel group, according to a charge-sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).


SCADAfence and Gigamon Partner to Provide Visibility and Cybersecurity for Industrial Networks
July 19, 2016
SCADAfence announced today it has joined Gigamon’s (GIMO) ecosystem partner program to provide a joint cybersecurity solution.


Cybersecurity: What to Consider for Real-Time Data Transfer
July 18, 2016
LOGIIC has released a detailed report to help its oil and gas members better understand essential considerations in data transfer products.


The TSA, Metadata And You: How Cybersecurity Techniques Can Avoid Security Theater
July 18, 2016
Just as weapons can make their way through airport security, cyber attackers can easily penetrate enterprise networks.


Meet The General Who Positioned Israel To Win In $175 Billion Cybersecurity Market
July 18, 2016
Israeli companies exported $6.5 billion a year worth of cyberproducts, about 10% of the world market, based on data from Israel’s National Cyber Bureau.


BCIT and Siemens to Collaborate on Smart Grid Cybersecurity and Microgrid Research Opportunities
July 18, 2016
The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Siemens Canada have entered into a new long-term collaborative relationship with the signing of a memorandum of understanding.


DHS releases report with cybersecurity, CIP tidbits
July 18, 2016
What would make the DHS better at dealing with cybersecurity threats to infrastructure?


UK Railway Network Suffered Four Cyber-Attacks in the Past Year
July 18, 2016
The attacks were only basic reconnaissance operations, intrusions to detect a network’s internal structure and to gather information for future attacks.


Hacker Selling Entire US Voters’ Registration Records on Dark Net
July 18, 2016
”DataDirect” is claiming to have full access to voter registration records of the citizens of the United States and offering buyers state by state voters’ records where the price for each state is 0.5 BTC (340.38 US Dollar).


Hacking 3D Printers Is Just Another Way to Destroy Modern Companies
July 17, 2016
A tiny change in the way 3D printers operate can have a massive impact.


HSBC Website Suffers DDoS Attack
July 16, 2016
The official domain of HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) came under massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on 12July affecting domain in UK and the USA.


House bills seek to strengthen U.S. – Israel cybersecurity partnership
July 15, 2016
Legislation would lead to more collaboration between the two countries on R&D for global cybersecurity products.


Energy braces for online attacks
July 15, 2016
Power industry learns importance of cybersecurity.


Hackers attempt to extort Polish Defence Ministry for $50,000 after stealing data
July 15, 2016
A hacking group called ‘Pravyy Sector’ is attempting to extort the Polish Defence Ministry for $50,000 (€45,000, £37,000) while threatening to release a number of sensitive files stolen from its computer networks if no payment is received.


Bulgarian Cabinet adopts cyber security policy
July 14, 2016
Bulgaria’s Cabinet adopted a national cyber security policy, entitled “Cyber Resilient Bulgaria 2020”, a step taken against a background of repeated cyber warfare attacks on state and government websites


Infrastructure Cybersecurity Requires More Personnel
July 13, 2016
One of the major problems facing the cybersecurity of the nation’s critical infrastructure is a lack of personnel, according to witnesses at both the House Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday.


Committee Releases Interim Report on FDIC Cybersecurity
July 13, 2016
U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today released an interim staff report with preliminary findings from the committee’s investigation of major data breaches at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).


Just how safe is Ben-Gurion Airport?
July 13, 2016
Following deadly terrorist attacks on international airports in Brussels and Istanbul, the world should be prepared for more attempts by ISIS and other jihadist organizations, warn experts.

Singapore, the Netherlands ink agreement to strengthen cyber security cooperation
July 12, 2016
Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and the Netherlands’ National Cyber Security Center signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cyber security cooperation to formalize their commitment to work together to foster a secure cyber space.


Iraq to Employ New Bomb Detection Equipment
June 12, 2016
Following recent deadly bombings that ripped through Baghdad, Iraq’s security forces are going to utilize new vehicles and devices to detect bombs and weapons.


DHS pushes for more cyber experts in the field
July 12, 2016
The Department of Homeland Security wants to expand a program that puts federal cyber and physical security experts on the ground in potentially vulnerable spots, officials told lawmakers.


SWIFT hires two cybersecurity firms in wake of digital heists
July 11, 2016
The Brussels-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication hired firms BAE Systems and Fox-IT to work alongside its own in-house cybersecurity team.


White House Passes Bill to Boost Airport Security, Reduce Lines
July 11, 2016
The House passed an aviation bill Monday aimed at boosting airport security, reducing screening lines and refunding fees to passengers whose luggage is lost or arrives late.

Explosion on Taiwan train injures 24 people
July 7, 2016
The injury toll from an explosion that hit a commuter train in Taiwan’s capital has risen to 24, with some of the victims in serious condition.


Can next-generation bomb ‘sniffing’ technology outdo dogs on explosives detection?
July 7, 2016
With each terrorist attack on another airport, train station or other public space, the urgency to find new ways to detect bombs before they’re detonated ratchets up.


European Commission approves new cyber security initiative and funding
July 5, 2016
The European Commission wants EU member states to work together on cyber security.


Mining Sector Has Faced 17 Major Cyber-Incidents in the Past Six Years
June 29, 2016
A comprehensive report published yesterday by security firm Trend Micro revealed that threat groups are intensifying their efforts against companies activating in the mining sector.


Energy networks in catch-up mode on cyber security
June 26, 2016
Australia’s electricity networks are falling behind other industries and their peers in Europe and the US in their preparedness to counter cyber attacks just as the grid is becoming more vulnerable due to the addition of solar panels and batteries.