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.


  • Ransomware hits city of Antwerp

    December 6, 2022

    Cybercriminals infected the city’s IT systems with ransomware. Residents are unable to make appointments for public affairs. Antwerp’s police and museums are partially offline. The attack took place on the night of December 5-6. A city spokesperson told De Standaard that ransomware was found on several systems. The identity of the attacker(s) is unknown at the ...

  • French hospital cancels operations after cyberattack

    December 5, 2022

    A hospital complex in Versailles, near Paris, had to cancel operations and transfer some patients after being hit by a cyberattack over the weekend, France’s health ministry said. The Hospital Centre of Versailles – which consists of Andre-Mignot Hospital, Richaud Hospital and the Despagne Retirement Home – was affected by the hacking attempt, said the complex’s ...

  • UK: Cambridge Water customers’ bank details published to dark web after cyber attack

    December 3, 2022

    Bank account details of Cambridge Water customers have been published to the dark web, following a cyber attack. Customers have been left alarmed and furious after learning that names and current addresses, sort codes and account numbers are among the data stolen by cyber criminals from its parent company, South Staffordshire plc, back in August. Cambridge Water ...

  • Cybersecurity laws to be updated to boost UK protection from cyber attacks

    November 30, 2022

    The UK’s cybersecurity laws will be updated to require outsourced IT providers to meet security standards as part of efforts to better protect supply chains, the Government has announced. The Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations will be updated so third-party firms providing IT services to businesses will be compelled to have effective cybersecurity measures in ...

  • Vanuatu: Hackers strand Pacific island government for over a week

    November 18, 2022

    Vanuatu’s government has been knocked offline for more than 11 days after a suspected cyber-attack on servers in the country. The hack has disabled the websites of the Pacific island’s parliament, police and prime minister’s office. It has also taken down the email system, intranet and online databases of schools, hospitals and other emergency services as well ...

  • Electricity/Energy Cybersecurity: Trends & Survey Response

    November 16, 2022

    Trend Micro conducted a study on the state of industrial cybersecurity in the oil and gas, manufacturing, and electricity/energy industries in 2022. Based on the results of a survey of over 900 ICS business and security leaders in the United States, Germany, and Japan, we will discuss the characteristics of each industry, the motivations and ...

  • Cyber vulnerability in networks used by spacecraft, aircraft and energy generation systems

    November 15, 2022

    A major vulnerability in a networking technology widely used in critical infrastructures such as spacecraft, aircraft, energy generation systems and industrial control systems was exposed by researchers at the University of Michigan and NASA. It goes after a network protocol and hardware system called time-triggered ethernet, or TTE, which greatly reduces costs in high-risk settings by ...

  • Hack the Real Box: APT41’s New Subgroup Earth Longzhi

    November 9, 2022

    In early 2022, Trend Micro investigated an incident that compromised a company in Taiwan. The malware used in the incident was a simple but custom Cobalt Strike loader. After further investigation, however, we found incidents targeting multiple regions using a similar Cobalt Strike loader. While analyzing code similarities and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), we ...

  • Biden now wants to toughen up chemical sector’s cybersecurity

    October 27, 2022

    The White House is adding the chemical sector to a program launched last year to improve cybersecurity capabilities within America’s critical infrastructure industries. The addition makes chemical facilities and manufacturers the fourth sector under the Biden Administration’s Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Initiative, which rolled out in July 2021 following the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline ...