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.


NEWS

  • Cyber Chiefs Forge Partnerships With Physical Security Units As Combined Threats Grow

    April 26, 2023

    Cyberattacks are blurring the lines between physical and digital risks, forcing cybersecurity and physical security chiefs to work closely together to combat threats, executives say. Cyber-physical threats, where an attack on computer systems might cause damage to property or people, or vice versa, have long been a concern for companies in the defense-industrial base, power and ...

  • X_Trader Supply Chain Attack Affects Critical Infrastructure Organizations in U.S. and Europe

    April 21, 2023

    The X_Trader software supply chain attack affected more organizations than 3CX. Initial investigation by Symantec’s Threat Hunter Team has, to date, found that among the victims are two critical infrastructure organizations in the energy sector, one in the U.S. and the other in Europe. In addition to this, two other organizations involved in financial trading ...

  • Growth of ‘hackers for hire’ will lead to more attacks and unpredictable threats, UK cyber security agency warns

    April 19, 2023

    The number of “hackers for hire” is set to grow over the next five years, leading to more cyber attacks and increasingly unpredictable threats, the UK’s cyber security agency has warned. A rise in spyware is also anticipated and other hacking tools, according to a new report by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is ...

  • Critical infrastructure gear is full of flaws, but hey, at least it’s certified

    March 23, 2023

    Devices used in critical infrastructure are riddled with vulnerabilities that can cause denial of service, allow configuration manipulation, and achieve remote code execution, according to security researchers. And most of these operational technology (OT) products – which include industrial control systems and related devices – claim security certifications, some of which they did not actually have. Read ...

  • UK Government sets out strategy to protect NHS from cyber attacks

    March 22, 2023

    The government will provide a plan to promote cyber resilience across the health and care sectors by 2030, protecting both services and patients. New strategy sets out 5 key ways to build cyber resilience in health and care by 2030 Cyber strategy will protect health and adult social care functions and services, which the whole nation depends ...

  • Understanding Cyber Threats in Transport

    March 21, 2023

    This new report maps and analyses cyber incidents in relation to aviation, maritime, railway and road transport covering the period of January 2021 to October 2022. The report brings new insights into the cyber threats of the transport sector. In addition to the identification of prime threats and the analysis of incidents, the report includes an ...

  • NATO and European Union launch task force on resilience of critical infrastructure

    March 16, 2023

    First announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in January, the initiative brings together officials from both organisations to share best practices, share situational awareness, and develop principles to improve resilience. The Task Force will begin by focusing on four sectors: energy, transport, digital infrastructure, and space. Announcing ...

  • ECB: The Quick and the Dead – building up cyber resilience in the financial sector

    March 8, 2023

    The proliferation of cyber threat actors combined with an increase in remote working and greater digital interconnectedness is raising the risk, frequency and severity of cyberattacks. Increasingly, cyber criminals are launching ransomware attacks and demanding payment in crypto. Cyberattacks related to geopolitical developments – Russia’s aggression against Ukraine in particular – have also become a more common ...

  • TSA issues new cybersecurity requirements for airport and aircraft operators

    March 7, 2023

    Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a new cybersecurity amendment on an emergency basis to the security programs of certain TSA-regulated airport and aircraft operators, following similar measures announced in October 2022 for passenger and freight railroad carriers. This is part of the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to increase the cybersecurity resilience of U.S. critical infrastructure and ...