Category: Spotlight on Security

NIST Releases Draft Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Revision 5, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

NIST Releases Draft Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Revision 5, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

NIST Releases the Initial Public Draft of Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Revision 5, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations is now available for public comment.  See below for further details. NIST’s Public Affairs Office issued a press release in regards to this Draft document: Full details and links to Draft SP […]

Regulators concerned about cyber attacks on financial services

Regulators concerned about cyber attacks on financial services

Deloitte releases ‘Cyber regulation in Asia Pacific’ report As cyber-attacks and data breaches become inevitable in today’s digital economies, some regulators in Asia-Pacific believe financial services are increasingly at risk of a systemic cyber event. As such events will pose a major threat to the financial system, across the region regulators are moving rapidly to […]

Aggressive rhetoric from US and North Korean leaders highlights an increased risk of escalation

Aggressive rhetoric from US and North Korean leaders highlights an increased risk of escalation

Alison Evans, Deputy Head of Asia Pacific Country Risk, IHS Markit: “US President Donald Trump’s citing of unprecedented ‘fire and fury’ in response to any threat to the US, and the subsequent North Korean reference to contingency planning for a missile strike on Guam,  make a negotiated settlement more problematic. North Korea is likely to […]

INTERPOL signs first Data Exchange Agreement with Palo Alto Networks

INTERPOL signs first Data Exchange Agreement with Palo Alto Networks

New pact marks closer public-private collaboration in combating cybercrime, globally Palo Alto Networks has announced that it is formalising its cooperation with the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI). Palo Alto Networks is the first cybersecurity company to sign a Data Exchange Agreement (DEA) with INTERPOL. This agreement aims to combat criminal trends in cyberspace, […]

SMART Facilities Management Solutions Conference & Exhibition - Bridging technology and human capital for regional asset enhancement

SMART Facilities Management Solutions Conference & Exhibition – Bridging technology and human capital for regional asset enhancement

The 4th edition of SMART Facilities Management Solutions Exhibition and 3rd edition of Facilities Management Conference 2017 concluded its run on 21 July at Sands Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore. There were key takeaways focusing on how the advent of SMART Technologies would impact and drive the industry to achieve greater asset enhancement in the […]

LATEST TERROR: Is London Bridge Falling Down?

LATEST TERROR: Is London Bridge Falling Down?

I live between, and only a kilometre or so from, the last two terrorist attacks in London. I was also in Liverpool Street station about to board a tube when the 7/7 bombings took place in 2005. On the 9th of February 1996, I was around the corner when the IRA set off their huge […]

NIST releases Draft NISTIR 8176, Security Assurance Requirements for Linux Application Container Deployments

NIST releases Draft NISTIR 8176, Security Assurance Requirements for Linux Application Container Deployments

Application Containers are slowly finding adoption in enterprise IT infrastructures. To address security concerns associated with deployment of application container platforms, NIST Special Publication 800-190 (2nd Draft), Application Container Security Guide, identified security threats to the components of the platform hosting the containers and related artifacts involved in building, storing and using container images. It has […]

North Korea conducts another successful missile test

North Korea conducts another successful missile test

Karl Dewey, CBRN analyst, Jane’s by IHS Markit On 28 July 2017, North Korea conducted another successful test of the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). According to the official North Korean statement, the Hwasong-14 test covered a range of 998 km, after flying for 47 minutes and 12 seconds. From the subsequent footage, the missile […]

The security implications of driverless vehicles

The security implications of driverless vehicles

This article is designed to help us think about the unthinkable. Mass produced motor vehicles have transformed our life in the past century or so. We are now apparently only a few years away from another dramatic transformation. But there is little public discussion in readiness for the new era. Henry Ford’s revolutionary method of […]

The Robocop Continuum - Confronting automated and robotic policing

The Robocop Continuum – Confronting automated and robotic policing

In July 2016, Dallas police deployed and detonated a remote controlled robot laden with explosives, resulting in the death of a sniper. This event drew widespread attention to robotics in policing, as this was the first time a robot had been used to kill outside the battlefield. However the use of robots to slay suspects, […]