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  • Terror 2015
  • Cyber-MH370
  1. Terror 2015:
  2. (1) Aviation attacks with deceptive bombs or sharp weapons defeating airport detection; (2) Suicide foreign volunteers in front line conflicts; (3) Militia style attacks on vulnerable institutions such as the Peshawar school massacre in December; (4) Militia style attacks on well defended security sites; (5) Attacks on security force personnel in undefended situations; (6) Increasingly cruel attacks on civilians such as the Nigerian village & school attacks in 2014.
  3. Protection in 2015 requires:
  4. (1) Public knowledge of danger cues; (2) Children educated in self-protection in schools; (3) Shopping mall visitors knowing exits other than main thoroughfares; (4) Aviation traveller awareness of unusual behaviour or objects; (5) Security personnel to advise families at home of security awareness in the street; (6) Community watch and report activity massively increased; (7) Governments to integrate military specialists with police; (8) Crowded places with covert police & military presence; (9) Mobile phone apps for community, aviation, local street, workplace reports & warnings; (10) Police increasingly trained on internet intelligence gathering; (11) Social media real-time analysis of threat communications & clusters with risk behaviour.
  • A strategic cyber arms race may impact on transportation and other critical infrastructure.  Flight MH370 Interim Report released March 2015 has provided no conclusive evidence against two possible forensic causes – a suicidal activity by someone in the cockpit or a cyber-attack as a test of a strategic cyber weapon tested on the computer systems of an early version of smart planes.  Strategic cyber weapons may become more evident in hostilities between countries and in asymmetric weapons sought by terror groups. Governments and corporations have options of simulating vulnerabilities in desktop exercises, computer gaming or in combined physical and cyber penetration testing to identify and resolve vulnerabilities in human factors and in systems security. The UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has recently released a code of practice for cyber security of the built environment – see Code of Practice for Cyber Security in the Built Environment. An earlier document identified many pathways into the fabric of buildings that can cross over into business systems to compromise intellectual property and sensitive information - see Resilience and Cyber Security of the Built Environment.