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#Ukraine finally battens down after #cyber attacks

#Ukraine finally battens down after #cyber attacks

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password. It wasn’t the only symptom of lax IT security in a country suffering crippling cyber attacks. Sometimes pressing the spacebar was enough to open a PC, according to Dmytro […]

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#Security: EU driving work to share information, combat terrorist financing and protect Europeans online

#Security: EU driving work to share information, combat terrorist financing and protect Europeans online

Based on a comprehensive assessment of EU security policy since 2001, the report also highlights the remaining gaps and challenges to be addressed. Incomplete implementation of existing policies remains a challenge, as do evolving threats such as radicalisation and cybercrime — which may require changes to existing instruments. Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris […]

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#INCSEA: Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas

#INCSEA: Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas

| July 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Delegations representing the US and Russian Navies held the annual Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA) discussions on 25 July at Newport, Rhode Island USA. These important annual reviews are a professional discussion of the agreement in place to prevent incidents at sea between US and Russian ships and aircraft. Recent Russian […]

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29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan has chosen August 29 for the opening ceremony of the first Low Enriched Uranium Bank (LEU Bank), being established in Kazakhstan under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). August 29 also marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests as designated by the United Nations and this year on that day it […]

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European Jewish Congress calls on #EU to condemn terror attack  and back #Israel’s right for security

European Jewish Congress calls on #EU to condemn terror attack and back #Israel’s right for security

The European Jewish Congress calls on the European Union and leaders of European nations to unequivocally condemn the barbaric murder of Yosef Salomon, his daughter Chaya and son Elad as they were celebrating a Sabbath dinner together on Friday night (21 July) in Halamish. “This bestial hacking to death of three unarmed and innocent people […]

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#SecurityandDefence: Significant progress to enhance Europe’s resilience against hybrid threats – more work ahead

#SecurityandDefence: Significant progress to enhance Europe’s resilience against hybrid threats – more work ahead

The European Commission and the High Representative, on 19 July, were reporting on actions taken and next steps to implement the 2016 Joint Framework on countering hybrid threats. The Communication contributes to the creation of a European Union that protects, as promised by President Juncker in the 2016 State of the Union speech. It builds […]

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#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

The European Commission has today (13 July) put forward new rules to clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods from outside the EU, often linked to terrorist financing and other criminal activity. Today’s proposal marks one of the final steps set out in the Commission’s action plan to strengthen the fight […]

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