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

  • #StopRansomware – Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Fund DPRK Espionage Activities

    February 10, 2023

    CISA, the National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Republic of Korea’s Defense Security Agency and National Intelligence Service have released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA), Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Fund DPRK Espionage Activities, to provide information on ransomware activity used by North ...

  • City of Oakland systems offline after ransomware attack

    February 10, 2023

    The City of Oakland was hit by a ransomware attack on Wednesday night that forced it to take all systems offline until the network is secured and affected services are brought back online. The attack has not affected core services, with the City saying that 911 dispatch and fire and emergency resources are all working as ...

  • ‘Real arms race’ on defending Irish health system against cyber attacks

    February 9, 2023

    There is a “real arms race” between cyber attackers and efforts to defend Irish health systems, a committee has heard. The Public Accounts Committee also heard that 32,000 letters had been issued in recent weeks to patients, clients and staff affected by the 2021 Health Service Executive (HSE) cyber attack. Read more… Source: independent.ie  

  • Tallahassee Memorial hospital victim of suspected ransomware attack

    February 3, 2023

    Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is postponing all non-emergency patient procedures as officials manage an Information Technology security issue that occurred late Thursday night, according to a memo from the hospital. The IT security breach is a suspected ransomware attack, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Read more… Source: Florida Politics  

  • University of Iowa Hospitals website possibly hit by cyberattack

    February 1, 2023

    A Russian hacking group has claimed to have taken down the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics website, along with the websites of dozens of other hospitals nationwide. UIHC has acknowledged its website is down Tuesday afternoon and its IT staff is investigating the cause but could not confirm whether it was the result of a ...

  • Infrastructure Companies Say Suppliers Pose a Growing Cyber Threat

    January 27, 2023

    Companies in critical infrastructure sectors say weak cyber defenses at suppliers are becoming a significant threat to their business, and that rules to boost security down the supply chain might be needed. While federal and industry rules for specific areas such as aviation, pipeline companies and other critical infrastructure operators are well-established, said Curley Henry, vice ...

  • HHS: Ransomware groups continue to target U.S. health sector

    January 25, 2023

    The Royal and Blackcat ransomware groups continue to aggressively target the U.S. health sector, according to a recent advisory from the Department of Health and Human Services. Just this week, the Washington Post described an apparent recent attack by Blackcat on NextGen Healthcare, a company that provides electronic health record and practice management software to ...

  • NATO and European Union leadership sign third joint declaration

    January 10, 2023

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, met on Tuesday (10 January 2023) at NATO Headquarters to sign the third Joint Declaration on NATO-European Union cooperation. Speaking at a joint press conference, Mr Stoltenberg said: “we are determined to ...

  • New York Adopts Law Protecting Power Grid from Cyber Attacks

    January 4, 2023

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation to create cybersecurity protections for the state’s energy grid. The legislation (designated A.3904B/S.5579A) will require utilities to prepare for cyberattacks in their annual emergency response plans, just as they would for storm or other hazards. The new protections also give the Public Service Commission enhanced auditing powers to ensure ...