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White House launches plan to protect US critical infrastructure against cyber attacks

The White House is reportedly moving swiftly forward with a plan to harden the security of the US power grid against hacking attacks.According to Bloomberg, the Biden administration has a plan to dramatically improve how power utilities defend themselves against attacks from countries considered to be adversaries in cyberspace – such as Russia, Iran, N
Publish At:2021-04-15 12:52 | Read:185 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Critical Infrastructure cyberattack Power

Man indicted for tampering with public water system in Kansas

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) charged a Kansas man, for accessing and tampering with a public water system. The United States Department of Justice charged Wyatt A. Travnichek (22), of Ellsworth County, Kansas, for accessing and tampering with the computer system of the Ellsworth County Rural Water District. Travnichek accessed the comp
Publish At:2021-04-02 03:50 | Read:310 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime critical infrastructure Cybercrime

Alleged China-linked APT41 group targets Indian critical infrastructures

Recorded Future researchers uncovered a campaign conducted by Chinese APT41 group targeting critical infrastructure in India. Security researchers at Recorded Future have spotted a suspected Chinese APT actor targeting critical infrastructure operators in India. The list of targets includes power plants, electricity distribution centers, and seaports in t
Publish At:2021-03-02 12:01 | Read:405 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Malware APT41 China critical infrastructur

Industrial Cybersecurity and the Florida Water Supply Attack with Dale Peterson

Through the lens of the Florida water supply hack, Dale Peterson teaches how events like these remind us to take the necessary steps to maintain our cybersecurity. Founder and chair of S4 Events, Dale has been helping security professionals effectively and efficiently manage risk to their critical assets for over 15 years.Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/sh
Publish At:2021-02-22 08:08 | Read:372 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast Critical Infrastructure cyberattack remote access wa

Hackers attempted to poison the water supply of a US city

Pinellas Sheriff revealed that attackers tried to raise levels of sodium hydroxide, by a factor of more than 100, in the Oldsmar’s water supply. The scenario described by Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is disconcerting, an attacker attempted to raise levels of sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, by a factor of more than 100, in Oldsmar’s water supply.
Publish At:2021-02-08 20:48 | Read:391 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking critical infrastructure ha

NIST Cybersecurity Framework – The Key to Critical Infrastructure Cyber Resiliency

In the digital age, organizations and the missions and business processes they support rely on information technology and information systems to achieve their mission and business objectives. Not only is technology used to efficiently enable businesses to carry out operational activities, but it is also the backbone for the United States’ critical infr
Publish At:2021-01-25 01:32 | Read:414 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security Critical Infrastructure cyber resilience framew

4 Steps for Assessing Your NERC CIP Compliance Program

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) Standards are a cybersecurity compliance framework designed to protect utility organizations. Adhering to these guidelines is essential—falling short will leave your environment vulnerable to malicious actors and can result in some hefty fines. NERC CIP is a bur
Publish At:2021-01-25 01:32 | Read:324 | Comments:0 | Tags:Regulatory Compliance Critical Infrastructure NERC CIP Tripw

Improving Your Security Posture with the Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

A few years ago, I worked alongside some oil commodity traders. Environmental concerns aside, I never realized how many parts were required to get the oil out of the ground, not to mention everything else that finally resulted in the production of refined products that surround our lives. As a cybersecurity professional, I was more interested in how all
Publish At:2021-01-20 00:38 | Read:593 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles ICS Security CISA compliance Critical Infr

5 Key Security Challenges Facing Critical National Infrastructure (CNI)

Digital threats confronting Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) are on the rise. That’s because attackers are increasingly going after the Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) that shareholders use to protect these assets. In their report “Caught in the Crosshairs: Are Utilities Keeping Up with the Industrial Cyber Threat?,” fo
Publish At:2020-12-17 01:32 | Read:673 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security Critical Infrastructure ICS security Industrial

Nuclear Regulation Authority shut down email systems after a cyber attack

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) issued a warning of temporary suspension of its email systems, likely caused by a cyber attack. The Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) temporarily suspended its email systems, the interruption is likely caused by a cyber attack. The agency published a warning on its website, it is asking people to cont
Publish At:2020-11-01 17:47 | Read:709 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking critical infrastructure hacking news i

Australia Proposes Security Law to Protect Critical Infrastructure Against Cyber Attacks

The Australian Government is committed to protecting the essential services all Australians rely on by uplifting the security and resilience of critical infrastructure.Increasingly interconnected and interdependent critical infrastructure is delivering efficiencies and economic benefits to operations. However, connectivity without proper safeguards creates v
Publish At:2020-10-26 01:31 | Read:826 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Australia

Iran acknowledged cyberattacks on two governmental departments

Iran ’s cybersecurity authority revealed that two governmental departments were hit by cyberattacks this week, state media reported. State media reported on Thursday that Iran’s cybersecurity authority acknowledged cyberattacks on two unnamed governmental departments. The state-owned IRAN daily newspaper revealed that the cyberattacks took place on Tue
Publish At:2020-10-15 20:11 | Read:793 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare critical infrastructure Hacking

The G7 expresses its concern over ransomware attacks

G7 Finance ministers expressed concern on Tuesday over the rise in ransomware attacks during the Covid-19 pandemic, including some involving cryptocurrencies. Finance ministers from the G7 industrialized countries expressed concern on Tuesday over the rise in malicious cyberattacks, especially ransomware attacks, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Publish At:2020-10-14 07:50 | Read:774 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security covid19 critical infrastructure crypt

CIRWA Project tracks ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure

Researchers from Temple University have been tracking ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure all over the world. A team of researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia has presented a project named CIRWA (repository of critical infrastructure ransomware attacks) that aims at tracking ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure worldwide. T
Publish At:2020-09-14 03:01 | Read:946 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Security CIRWA Project critical infras

The Australian government wants to respond to attacks on critical infrastructure

The Australian government aims at giving itself the power to manage the response of private enterprises to cyber attacks on critical infrastructure. The Australian government wants to increase the security of critical infrastructure, for this reason, it plans to manage the response of private enterprises to cyber attacks targeting them. According to a
Publish At:2020-08-17 03:24 | Read:1185 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking ICS-SCADA In