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.
- 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 ...