The Counter Insurgency Manual


The author, an expert in counter terrorism, has produced a very easy to follow guide to the subject with good supporting illustration. – Terrorism and associated criminal activity has dominated the period since the end of WWII and this manual-style review is very timely– Highly Recommended.

Nearly a third of cyber security professionals admit to ‘squatting’ on their competitors’ domains

Over 40% are willing to spend over £10,000 to stop others doing the same to their organisation

London, UK, 31 July 2017 DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today announced the results of a survey which found that nearly a third (28%) of cyber security professionals have bought domain names to deflect business away from competitors.

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Harper and Jewiss Impresses As Wood Claims Maiden Win At Snetterton

Douglas Motorsport celebrated a strong second half of the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship at Snetterton this weekend (29 / 30 July) as Daniel Harper picked up a pair of wins and Kiern Jewis a brace of second places in Norfolk. Elsewhere, HHC Motorsport claimed the remaining race win after Tom Wood took his first victory of the season.

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Tokyo Institute of Technology research: Antiaromatic molecule displays record electrical conductance

(Tokyo, 19 July 2017) Researchers demonstrate high electrical conductance for an antiaromatic nickel complex — an order of magnitude higher than for a similar aromatic complex.  Since the conductance is also tunable by electrochemical gating, antiaromatic complexes are promising materials for future electronic devices.

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Thousands of drivers confess to speeding and using their phones while driving, despite recent crackdown

  • Anonymous driving confessions quiz reveals the true impact of the recent government crackdown on speeding and mobile phone use in Britain
  • 17,600 motorists took part in an anonymous confessions quiz organised by van insurers Staveley Head
  • 86% of motorists admitted to continuing to speed over the legal limit, despite an increase in fines on 24th April 2017
  • 37% confessed to using their mobile phones behind the wheel, with 1 in 3 admitting they use Snapchat, despite a new law being implemented on 1st March 2017
  • However, the number of committed offences has seen an overall decrease, 8% on speeding and 17% on mobile phone use
  • The new penalties for mobile phone use (increased fines and points on your license) had the biggest impact on driving behaviour

How much of an impact has the recent government crackdown actually had on driving behaviour in the UK?

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EligoChem awarded up to $4.8M from CARB-X to select and develop antimicrobial peptides as Gram-negative antibiotics

Sandwich, 25 July 2017. EligoChem Ltd, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibacterial treatments in areas of highest unmet needs, announced today that it has been awarded up to $4.8 million non-dilutive funding from CARB-X, the world’s largest public-private partnership devoted to antibacterial R&D.  The award provides immediate funding of up to $1.5 million with options for up to $3.3 million upon achievement of milestones.


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MDISS Launches ‘WHISTL’, an independent, non-profit network of security testing labs for medical devices.

MDISS WHISTL will focus on vetting complex multi-vendor, multi-device critical care environments like Hospital Intensive Care Units, Operating Theatres and Emergency Rooms

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MDISS, the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium today launched the first of more than a dozen planned device security testing labs and cyber-ranges. The new MDISS World Health Information Security Testing Lab (WHISTL) facilities will comprise a federated network of medical device security testing labs, independently owned and operated by MDISS-member organizations including healthcare delivery organizations, medical device manufacturers, universities and technology companies. Each WHISTL facility will launch and operate under a shared set of standard operating procedures. The goal is to help organizations work together to more effectively address the public health challenges arising from cybersecurity issues emergent in complex, multi-vendor networks of medical devices.

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Cenex takes control of official UK database of electric vehicle charge points

With over 100,000[1] plug-in electric vehicles on UK roads, OLEV has appointed Cenex to maintain and develop the official UK database of information on public chargepoints. This information will be freely available, and will allow third party developers to offer an enhanced user experience for EV motorists.

Loughborough, UK – 28 July 2017: Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies – today announced its plans for the development of the National Chargepoint Registry (NCR), working in partnership with green energy software systems specialist Apetrel Systems and funded by the UK government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

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Malware behind every app on alternative Android store

ESET researchers have discovered that a Turkish alternative to the Android app store,, has been spreading malware appearing to resemble all offered Android apps. When browsing and subsequently downloading an app from CepKutusu, the ‘download now’ button led to banking malware, instead of the desired app. This was the case for all of the apps in the store.

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