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

  • UK businesses concerned about cyber-risks linked to smart energy tech

    May 8, 2017

    The latest PwC B2B Energy Survey found that 65 percent of UK businesses are significantly concerned about the issue of cyber-risks and over half (51 percent) are worried that their client data isn’t handled with enough security by their energy supplier. The research included responses from more than 500 UK businesses. If their energy supplier fell victim ...

  • Airports and nuclear power stations on terror alert as government officials warn of ‘credible’ cyber threat

    April 2, 2017

    Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems. Security services have issued a series of alerts in the past 24 hours, warning that terrorists may have developed ways of bypassing safety checks. Intelligence agencies believe that Islamic State of ...

  • Indian Startup Develops a Next-Gen Cybersecurity Solution on the Blockchain

    March 26, 2017

    A new innovative prototype startup powered by blockchain technology for cybersecurity has recently launched in India aimed at curbing the global phenomenon of cybercrime. Mumbai-based Block Armour was thought up by Narayan Neelakantan, former CISO and Head of IT Risk and Compliance with India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Floyd DCosta, who has a background in ...

  • US Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Milestone

    March 25, 2017

    Last week the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the successful completion of the 100th iteration of the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity training on defending systems used across the critical infrastructure sectors. Since April 2007, over 4,000 cybersecurity professionals have participated in the advanced course. These professionals represent all ...

  • Germany’s Merkel warns against cyber attacks on infrastructure

    March 14, 2017

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday protecting infrastructure from potential cyber attacks was a top priority and the federal government had to work together with localities on that. “Today we have a huge amount of possibilities to paralyze infrastructure from cyber attacks and it is… very very difficult. There are examples from Ukraine that are ...

  • Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017: an international platform for global security

    March 9, 2017

    UK’s leading national security event returns to London in May with a programme created to help those tasked with keeping nations, assets and businesses safe Terrorism has become part of every day life. Over the past 12 months, Europe has experienced some the deadliest attacks in its history and the threat level remains high worldwide. One of ...

  • Europe Tackles Cybersecurity

    March 3, 2017

    Several European countries have moved to adopt distinct cybersecurity measures as a result of the increased interconnectivity within Europe’s energy system along with a changing paradigm that includes decentralized power sources, the integration of electric vehicles, new digital infrastructure, and connected operational technology. According to a 2016 survey by the European Commission, at least 80% of ...

  • New Data: High Cyber Security Maturity in IT, Telco, Finance, but Health Care and Energy Lag Behind

    March 2, 2017

    Australia’s first cyber security collaboration platform – Security Colony (securitycolony.com) – today released its “Vendor Risk Assessment” tool, enabling any organisation to risk assess their internet facing sites, and receive a profile reflecting their cyber security maturity. To demonstrate the system, scores were calculated for each of the ASX 100 companies. Analysed by industry, the average ...

  • Fighting cyber crimes in offshore oil and gas industry

    March 1, 2017

    Cyber crime costs offshore oil and gas companies millions each year in lost business and damaged equipment, a cyber attack on critical infrastructure, such as an oil rig, can result in more than just lost revenue but it can be catastrophic for the environment and have far reaching impacts. However, cyber security on actual installations is ...

  • Government Needs To Take Immediate Actions To Strengthen US Cybersecurity, GAO Says

    February 14, 2017

    Testifying before the House Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Committee on Science, Space and Technology today, Gregory C. Wilshusen, Director, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Information Security Issues, warned GAO “has consistently identified shortcomings in the federal government’s approach to ensuring the security of federal information systems and cyber critical infrastructure, as well as its approach to protecting ...

  • France thwarts 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets

    January 7, 2017

    Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said such attacks were doubling every year and this year’s presidential elections could be targeted. He said it would be “naive” to think France was immune to the type of cyber-campaign that targeted the US election, which has been blamed on Russia. Mr Le Drian is overseeing an overhaul of France’s cyber-security ...

  • National Guard expects expanded role in cybersecurity

    January 6, 2017

    The National Guard’s role in cybersecurity began in 1999 thanks to the uncertainty created by Y2K. With concerns of potential computer chaos looming when dates on systems turned over to 2000, the National Guard was given a new force structure called a computer network defense team. Renamed Defensive Cyber Operations Elements, the eight-to 10-person teams are ...

  • U.S. Grid in ‘Imminent Danger’ From Cyber-Attack, Study Says

    January 6, 2017

    The U.S. Energy Department says the electricity system “faces imminent danger” from cyber-attacks, which are growing more frequent and sophisticated, but grid operators say they are already on top of the problem. In the department’s landmark Quadrennial Energy Review, it warned that a widespread power outage caused by a cyber-attack could undermine “critical defense infrastructure” as ...

  • KillDisk System Destructive Malware Now Targeting Linux

    January 6, 2017

    KillDisk is one of the pieces of malware that made the news several times in 2016, mostly because it was used for compromising several high-profile targets, including utility companies in Ukraine. KillDisk has been considered responsible for a nationwide power outage in Ukraine, after a number of computers were compromised with malware and could no longer ...