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.


  • Microsoft finds memory allocation holes in range of IoT and industrial technology

    April 30, 2021

    The security research group for Azure Defender for IoT, dubbed Section 52, has found a batch of bad memory allocation operations in code used in Internet of Things and operational technology (OT) such as industrial control systems that could lead to malicious code execution. Given the trendy vulnerability name of BadAlloc, the vulnerabilities are related to ...

  • DC Police confirms cyberattack after ransomware gang leaks data

    April 26, 2021

    The Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed that they suffered a cyberattack after the Babuk ransomware gang leaked screenshots of stolen data. The Metropolitan Police Department, also known as the DC Police or MPD, is the primary law enforcement agency for Washington, DC, the US capital. In a statement to BleepingComputer, the DC Police stated that they are ...

  • Ransomware’s perfect target: Why shipping and logistics industry needs to improve cybersecurity, before it’s too late

    April 23, 2021

    Ransomware attacks against the shipping and logistics industry have tripled in the past year, as cyber criminals target the global supply chain in an effort to make money from ransom payments. Analysis by cybersecurity company BlueVoyant found that ransomware attacks are increasingly targeting shipping and logistics firms at a time when the global COVID-19 pandemic means ...

  • Passwordstate password manager hacked in supply chain attack

    April 23, 2021

    Click Studios, the company behind the Passwordstate enterprise password manager, notified customers that attackers compromised the app’s update mechanism to deliver malware in a supply-chain attack after breaching its networks. Passwordstate is an on-premises password management solution used by over 370,000 security and IT professionals at 29,000 companies worldwide, as the company claims. Its customer list includes ...

  • Ransomware is growing at an alarming rate, warns GCHQ chief

    April 23, 2021

    The scale and severity of ransomware is growing at an alarming rate as cyber criminals look to exploit poor cybersecurity to maximise profit, the director of GCHQ has warned. Organisations and their employees have been forced to adapt to different ways of working over the last year, with many now even more reliant on remote services ...

  • New US Justice Department team aims to disrupt ransomware operations

    April 22, 2021

    The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is forming a new task force to deal with the “root causes” of ransomware. In an internal memo, the DoJ outlines the creation of a new initiative that will bring together current efforts in federal government to “pursue and disrupt” ransomware operations. As noted by CNN, this could include the takedown ...

  • White House: Here’s what we’ve learned from tackling the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server cyber incidents

    April 21, 2021

    Lessons learned from responses to the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange cyber incidents will be used to coordinate action against future cybersecurity and hacking incidents, the White House has said. Both incidents required the United States to react to cyberattacks by nation-state hacking operations affecting thousands of organisations across the country – Russian intelligence compromised SolarWinds in ...

  • Pulse Secure VPN zero-day used to hack defense firms, govt orgs

    April 20, 2021

    Pulse Secure has shared mitigation measures for a zero-day authentication bypass vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) SSL VPN appliance actively exploited in attacks against worldwide organizations and focused on US Defense Industrial base (DIB) networks. To mitigate the vulnerability tracked as CVE-2021-22893 (with a maximum 10/10 severity score), Pulse Secure advises customers with gateways ...

  • Just What The Cyber Doctors Ordered – OT For Pharmaceutical Companies

    April 20, 2021

    Several digital attacks against pharmaceutical companies have made news in the past few years. Back in 2017, for instance, Merck fell victim to NotPetya. The wiper malware spread to the pharmaceutical giant’s headquarters, rendered years of research inaccessible, affected various production facilities and caused $1.3 billion in damages, according to Bloomberg News. A couple of ...