India orders mandatory use of COVID-19 contact tracing app for all workers

The Indian government announced on Friday that all workers, both in the public and private sectors, are required to install the nation’s COVID-19 contact tracing app as it begins to ease some of its lockdown measures for lower-risk areas. Likewise, it is Read More …

UK MoD put pressure on regulators to delay drone safety warnings, documents reveal

The Ministry of Defence put pressure on regulators to delay safety warnings about a new drone it planned to fly over British skies to avoid tipping off protesters, according to official documents obtained by the Guardian. They reveal how the ministry was Read More …

NERC CIP compliance in Azure

When I did my first North American Electric Reliability Corporation—Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) compliance project it was 2009. NERC CIP was at version 3. It was the first mandatory cybersecurity standard that the utility I was working for had Read More …

Dutch govt wants to protect telecom sector against hostile suppliers

The Dutch government published the Decree on Security and Integrity of Telecommunications (Bvit) on 5 December. The decree lays down the legal possibility to exclude a supplier from Dutch networks based on evidence or suspicion the company wants to undermine Read More …

U.S. Department of Commerce is tightening IT, telecom supply chain security

The Department of Commerce has proposed a new rule to identify, evaluate and address business transactions involving the use of Chinese-made telecommunications gear in U.S. infrastructure Supporting the White House’s executive order to secure IT and communications supply chains, the Read More …

India’s Comptroller and Auditor General flags loopholes in airport security

Even as airports in most parts of the country are facing a high level of threat perception, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has flagged several loopholes in the aviation security establishment. The situation at two hyper-sensitive airports, two sensitive Read More …

UK govt launches Counter-Drone strategy to tackle drone misuse

The UK government has launched a new strategy, Counter-Drone, to safeguard the public from malicious or criminal use of drones. As part of the strategy, the government will tackle the misuse of drones by developing a new mobile counter-drone unit. Read More …

FERC, NERC propose to publicly identify utilities violating cybersecurity standards

Safeguarding the U.S. power grid against a potential cyberattack remains a high priority for regulators and utilities alike. While there has been no loss of load in North America from a cyberattack, the threat is at an all-time high, according to Read More …