Review of the Home Office Protect Duty Consultation Report January 2022

Review of the Home Office Protect Duty Consultation Report January 2022

On 10th January 2022, the Minister for Security and Borders at the Home Office, Damian Hinds MP, released a report summarising the findings from the public consultation for the proposed Protect Duty legislation that will require owners and/or operators of Publicly Accessible Locations (PALs) to take appropriate and proportionate measures to protect the public from terrorist attack.  Background Since 2017, the United Kingdom has suffered a number of low-sophistication terror attacks in public spaces, in addition to the devastation of larger-scale atrocities such...
Murder of Sir David Amess MP: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

Murder of Sir David Amess MP: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

When: 12.05 BST, 15 October 2021 Where: Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom Who: Ali Harbi Ali, 25-year-old Somali-Briton (suspected Islamist extremist) What: Bladed weapon attack against an elected representative Deaths: 1 Injuries: 0 Typ... This content is subscription only. Log in or sign up for FREE access to our Solutions Centre to gain unlimited access to all our premium content, tools, products, and services in one easy to reach platform. Subscribe...
Westminster attack: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

Westminster attack: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

The methodology of the Westminster attack is consistent with the current trend across mainland Europe of extremists using a vehicle and weapons against crowded places at iconic sites, targeting figures of authority such as the police.  As the UK threat level was not raised after the attack it is a likely sign Khalid Masood acted alone and the incident was not part of a coordinated campaign.  This may be corroborated as the 12 people arrested after the attack have now all been released without charge. Prior to the incident, Islamist extremists appeared to have...
Cyber Geopolitical Threat Assessment Q1-Q2 2021

Cyber Geopolitical Threat Assessment Q1-Q2 2021

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY During the past six months, as with the several years preceding them, cyber attacks appear to have grown in impact and volume. Traditionally, the most sophisticated cyber campaigns from critical infrastructure to supply c... This content is subscription only. Log in or sign up for FREE access to our Solutions Centre to gain unlimited access to all our premium content, tools, products, and services in one easy to reach platform. Subscribe...
UPDATE: Oldsmar Water Facility Attack

UPDATE: Oldsmar Water Facility Attack

An initial RFI was completed for Pool Re and submitted on 15 February 2021. The following supplement provides additional insight into the attack and expands on evidence made public since the initial submission. Section 1: Actor Identity and Motivation Due to the seemingly unsophisticated nature of the attack, the most likely circumstance is that the Oldsmar hacker was an amateur actor, likely scrolling Shodan looking for compromised TeamViewer ports on the internet. More may be surmised on the identity of the hacker by analysing the dynamics behind the breach....
Oldsmar Water Facility Attack: Post-Incident Report

Oldsmar Water Facility Attack: Post-Incident Report

Section 1: Incident Report On 5 February 2021, unidentified hackers remotely accessed the water treatment plant of Oldsmar, a small Florida city of 15,000 people in the Tampa Bay area, and briefly changed the levels of lye sodium hydroxide (NaOH) in the drinking water. The quantity of NaOH, a chemical often used in drinking water treatment processes to adjust pH and alkalinity that can be dangerous when present in excessive quantities, was altered from 100 to 11,100 parts per million enough to seriously sicken residents had it reached homes. The attack was...