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: Rhysida Ransomware

    November 15, 2023

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the MultiState Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) are releasing this joint CSA to disseminate known Rhysida ransomware IOCs and TTPs identified through investigations as recently as September 2023. Rhysida – an emerging ransomware variant – has predominately been deployed against the education, ...

  • DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Releases Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence 

    November 14, 2023

    WASHINGTON – Today the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released its first Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence (AI), adding to the significant DHS and broader whole-of-government effort to ensure the secure development and implementation of artificial intelligence capabilities. DHS plays a critical role in ensuring AI safety and security nationwide. Last ...

  • #StopRansomware: Royal Ransomware Update

    November 13, 2023

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are releasing this joint CSA to disseminate known Royal ransomware IOCs and TTPs identified through FBI threat response activities as recently as June 2023. Since approximately September 2022, cyber threat actors have compromised U.S. and international organizations with Royal ransomware. FBI and ...

  • Australia: Telcos required to report on cybersecurity measures in bid to prevent repeat of 2022 Optus hack

    November 13, 2023

    Australia’s telecommunications companies will be hit with new rules forcing them to update the federal government on their cybersecurity regimes, with the Home Affairs minister worried they have been left to manage their own affairs with limited oversight. Last year’s massive Optus cyber attack forced the issue into the public spotlight, fuelling serious concerns about the ...

  • Sandworm Disrupts Power in Ukraine Using a Novel Attack Against Operational Technology

    November 9, 2023

    In late 2022, Mandiant responded to a disruptive cyber physical incident in which the Russia-linked threat actor Sandworm targeted a Ukrainian critical infrastructure organization. This incident was a multi-event cyber attack that leveraged a novel technique for impacting industrial control systems (ICS) / operational technology (OT). The actor first used OT-level living off the land (LotL) ...

  • 2023 Zscaler ThreatLabz Report Indicates 400% Growth in IoT Malware Attacks

    October 24, 2023

    This Zscaler ThreatLabz blog serves as a brief synopsis of the key points revealed in their 2023 Enterprise IoT and OT Threat Report. The report explores the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) device traffic and IoT malware attacks, in addition to how legacy vulnerabilities, targeted devices, and specific industries have become central players in the ...

  • MICITT Seeks To Protect Costa Ricans From Cyber Attacks With The 5G Network

    October 8, 2023

    Protecting the information of citizens, businesses, public institutions and the country in general from constant cyber attacks is the purpose sought by the Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT) with the “Regulation on Cybersecurity Measures Applicable to Telecommunications Services Based on Fifth Generation Mobile Technology (5G) and Higher. ”This was announced by Paula ...

  • India Space Agency fights 100 cyber hacking bids daily

    October 8, 2023

    India’s space agency Isro is facing more than 100 cyber-hacking attempts on a daily basis, disclosed its chairman S Somanath on Sunday. Speaking to TOI, Somanath said, “It is not only Isro, but several other systems (of other organisations) that face hundreds of cyber (hacking) attempts. But such attempts have been stopped by our several ...

  • Rules of engagement issued to hacktivists after chaos

    October 4, 2023

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has, for the first time, published rules of engagement for civilian hackers involved in conflicts. The organisation warns unprecedented numbers of people are joining patriotic cyber-gangs since the Ukraine invasion. The eight rules include bans on attacks on hospitals, hacking tools that spread uncontrollably and threats that ...