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.
- In County Crippled by Hurricane, Water Utility Targeted in Ransomware Attack
October 15, 2018
The Emotet Trojan is behind a crippling ransomware attack that hit the Onslow Water and Sewer Authority. A “critical water utility” has been targeted in a recent ransomware attack, significantly impeding its ability to provide service in the week after Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the U.S. The Onslow Water and Sewer Authority (ONWASA) said ...
- Critical infrastructure will have to operate if there’s malware on it or not
September 16, 2018
As threats and cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure are expected to intensify in the near future, cyber-security experts believe that companies and government agencies should be prepared to operate networks even if there’s malware or a threat actor on the network or not. The idea is that cyber-attacks should not cause downtime of any form, and networks should be designed in a way ...
- OilRig APT Continues Its Ongoing Malware Evolution
September 13, 2018
The Iran-linked APT appears to be in a state of continuous tool development, analogous to the DevOps efforts seen in the legitimate software world. OilRig, an APT group believed to have ties to Iran, has been spotted in yet another campaign in the Middle East – this time targeting victims within an undisclosed government using an ...
- Russian domestic security service launch new dedicated center to counter cyberattacks
September 11, 2018
Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, now has a separate coordination center created in order to prevent, detect and counter cyberattacks on critical infrastructure facilities as well as repair damage from such attacks. The new agency is officially titled ‘National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents’ and it will be headed by Andrey Ivashko who is also ...
- A critical security flaw in popular industrial software put power plants at risk
May 2, 2018
A severe vulnerability in a widely used industrial control software could have been used to disrupt and shut down power plants and other critical infrastructure. Researchers at security firm Tenable found the flaw in the popular Schneider Electric software, used across the manufacturing and power industries, which if exploited could have allowed a skilled attacker to ...
- A Lack Of Cybersecurity Funding And Expertise Threatens U.S. Infrastructure
April 23, 2018
As our physical infrastructure becomes increasingly digitalized, it also becomes increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack. Russian hackers, for example, have been trying to compromise U.S. electrical infrastructure for years, and successfully cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people throughout Ukraine in 2015 and again in 2016. Beyond our energy infrastructure, traffic signals are also susceptible to being hijacked, ...
- Global experts gather at SCTX18 to fight war on terror
April 3, 2018
3rd April 2018 – Since the breakup of the caliphate in Syria, the terrorist threat has evolved as extremists now remain in their home countries and look to launch attacks from inside their borders. This has presented those tasked with protecting nations, businesses and the public with new challenges as security forces constantly fight to stay one ...
- US slaps new sanctions on Russia over NotPetya cyberattack, election meddling
March 15, 2018
The White House has introduced a new round of sanctions on Russia, accusing the government of launching “the most destructive and costly cyberattack in history.” In a statement, the US Treasury said it has targeted 19 individuals and five entities for their parts in conducting “destabilizing activities,” including interfering with the US elections in 2016 to their ...
- Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says
March 15, 2018
The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of engineering a series of cyberattacks that targeted American and European nuclear power plants and water and electric systems, and could have sabotaged or shut power plants off at will. United States officials and private security firms saw the attacks as a signal by Moscow that it could disrupt ...