Jeremy Fleming: director of GCHQ
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Securing the Next Generation of Technology

Here, Jeremy Fleming writes about the unparalleled opportunities and challenges we face as the world becomes ever more digitally connected. With the globalisation of technology, Fleming explains how GCHQ will continue to work with businesses, technology companies, academia and...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
Paul Darby
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Outdated VPN Remote Access: Putting CNI Organisations at Risk

When Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) were first developed back in the 1990s, the idea was to extend the LAN to employees’ home offices and hotels as they hit the road. This meant giving employees remote access to everything their company network had to offer, just as if...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Abloy UK publishes new White Paper on subject of ‘Integrated Thinking’

Abloy UK has launched a new discussion paper entitled ‘Integrated Thinking: Connected Security for Smart Infrastructure’ which outlines the potential for system integration in the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) sphere, and assesses the vast scope of benefits...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
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IFSEC International 2018: Risk Xtra’s Solutions Guide for End Users (Part Three)

Organised by UBM, IFSEC International’s 2018 edition takes place at ExCeL London from Tuesday 19 June until Thursday 21 June. As always, Risk Xtra will be there for the entire event. Ahead of the doors to the exhibition opening, here’s the third instalment of a...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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Digital Walls: Protecting Remote Critical National Infrastructure

Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) fuels everyday life, writes Richard Revis. CNI assets – like oil pipelines and reservoirs, for example – need to be protected at all costs from those who intend to steal resources or cause damage. However, the security process is...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018
Sir David Veness CBE QPM
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Terrorist Attacks in the UK: One Year On

Thursday 22 March marked the anniversary of the first of five terrorist attacks that impacted the UK in 2017, writes Sir David Veness. First and foremost, our thoughts are with those killed and injured, their families and friends and all those left behind. Particular sympathies...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018
Professor Alastair Irons
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How Great is the Threat of Cyber War?

As diplomatic tensions run high between the UK and Russia while the investigation continues into the Salisbury nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, cyber security expert Professor Alastair Irons examines the threat of cyber war and what...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018
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Joint Committee on National Security Strategy launches CNI inquiry focused around cyber

In January last year, the previous Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) launched an inquiry entitled ‘Cyber Security: UK National Security in a Digital World’, focusing in the main on the 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy. That inquiry was halted by the...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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CREST report highlights need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems

There’s a pressing need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could adversely impact Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). That’s the firm belief of CREST*, the not-for-profit accreditation body...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017
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Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe observes key CNI security challenges

Held in The Hague, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe 2017 brought together several of the leading figures from the European and world critical infrastructure protection community to discuss some key challenges faced by agencies, operators and industry in...
Posted On 26 May 2017