Critical Infrastructure Protection

Today’s interdependent and interconnected world requires joint efforts and holistic approaches to protect critical infrastructure assets from the growing number of attacks and to address ever-evolving cyber threats to government, energy, healthcare, education, banking, transportation, telecommunication and other critical sectors.

With a dedicated section focusing on Critical Infrastructure protection, we aim to enhance cooperation and engage security professionals through news, articles and in-depth analysis of emerging threats and technologies.


  • Five Eyes nations fear wave of Russian attacks against critical infrastructure

    April 20, 2022

    The Five Eyes nations’ cybersecurity agencies this week urged critical infrastructure to be ready for attacks by crews backed by or sympathetic to the Kremlin amid strong Western opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The joint alert, issued by cybersecurity authorities in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, provides technical details on more than ...

  • Critically Underrated: Studying the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Protocol

    April 19, 2022

    Despite being unknown even to industry practitioners, the Data Distribution Service (DDS) protocol has been in use for more than a decade. This middleware software technology is responsible for running billions of public and private devices and mechanisms currently in use. DDS is integral in embedded systems that require real-time machine-to-machine communication, facilitating a reliable ...

  • Lazarus Targets Chemical Sector

    April 14, 2022

    Symantec, a division of Broadcom Software, has observed the North Korea-linked advanced persistent threat (APT) group known as Lazarus conducting an espionage campaign targeting organizations operating within the chemical sector. The campaign appears to be a continuation of Lazarus activity dubbed Operation Dream Job, which was first observed in August 2020. Symantec tracks this sub-set ...

  • Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure policies in the EU

    April 13, 2022

    Vulnerability disclosure has become the focus of attention of cybersecurity experts engaged in strengthening the cybersecurity resilience of the European Union. The valid source of concern comes from the cybersecurity threats looming behind vulnerabilities, as demonstrated by the impact of the Log4Shell vulnerability. Security researchers and ethical hackers constantly scrutinise ICT systems – both open source ...

  • Ukraine says it thwarted Russian cyberattack on electricity grid

    April 12, 2022

    Ukraine said on Tuesday it had thwarted an attempt by Russian hackers last week to damage its electricity grid with a cyberattack. “This is a military hacking team,” said government spokesman Victor Zhora. “Their aim was to disable a number of facilities, including electricity substations.” Kyiv blamed the attack on a group dubbed “Sandworm” by researchers and ...

  • China accused of cyberattacks on Indian power grid

    April 8, 2022

    China has been accused of conducting a long-term cyber attack on India’s power grid, and has been implicated in cyber attacks against targets in Ukraine. Cybersecurity firm Insikt Group found network intrusions at seven Indian State Load Dispatch Centers (SLDCs) that conduct real-time operations for grid control and electricity dispatch, according to a report released Wednesday. ...

  • Kaspersky, China Telecom, China Mobile named ‘threats to US national security’

    March 28, 2022

    The United Stations Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has labelled Kaspersky, China Mobile, and China Telecom as threats to national security. The three companies join Huawei, ZTE, Chinese radio-comms vendor Hytera, and Chinese video surveillance systems vendors Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company and Dahua Technology Company. Kaspersky is the first non-Chinese company to be added to the FCC’s ...

  • FBI: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures of Indicted State-Sponsored Russian Cyber Actors Targeting the Energy Sector

    March 24, 2022

    This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA)—coauthored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Energy (DOE)—provides information on multiple intrusion campaigns conducted by statesponsored Russian cyber actors from 2011 to 2018 and targeted U.S. and international Energy Sector organizations. CISA, the FBI, and DOE responded to ...

  • TRITON Malware Remains Threat to Global Critical Infrastructure Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

    March 24, 2022

    The FBI is warning that the group responsible for the deployment of TRITON malware against a Middle East–based petrochemical plant’s safety instrumented system in 2017, the Russian Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (TsNIIKhM), continues to conduct activity targeting the global energy sector. This warning follows the 24 March 2022 unsealing of a ...