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

  • 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 ...

  • Kenya hit by record 860m cyber-attacks in a year

    October 3, 2023

    Kenya has witnessed an alarming surge in cyberattacks, with a staggering 860 million incidents recorded in the past year, according to the country’s communications regulator. The regulator has expressed concerns over the escalating frequency, sophistication, and scale of these cyber threats, particularly targeting Kenya’s critical information infrastructure. To put this into perspective, back in 2017, Kenya ...

  • U.S. DoD’s Critical Infrastructure Is Dangerously Insecure

    October 2, 2023

    As simmering tensions in East Asia rise to a boil, the recent discovery of a Chinese penetration of the U.S. military’s telecommunication systems in Guam should be setting off alarm bells across the executive branch and in the halls of Congress. Though Chinese penetration of U.S. networks for espionage has been well documented for more than ...

  • China becomes main victim of advanced persistent threat attacks: Ministry of State Security

    September 16, 2023

    According to the Ministry of State Security on Saturday which is the 23rd National Defense Education Day, China has become the main victim of advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks, adding that cyberspace has become an important battleground for foreign intelligence agencies to conduct cyber espionage against China, Xinhua Daily Telegraph reported. The national security departments of ...

  • Redfly: Espionage Actors Continue to Target Critical Infrastructure

    September 12, 2023

    Espionage actors are continuing to mount attacks on critical national infrastructure (CNI) targets, a trend that has become a source of concern for governments and CNI organizations worldwide. Symantec’s Threat Hunter Team has found evidence that a threat actor group Symantec calls Redfly used the ShadowPad Trojan to compromise a national grid in an Asian ...

  • CISA Releases Update to Threat Actors Exploiting Citrix CVE-2023-3519 to Implant Webshells

    September 6, 2023

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an update to a previously published Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA), Threat Actors Exploiting Citrix CVE-2023-3519 to Implant Webshells. The CSA—originally released to warn network defenders of critical infrastructure organizations about threat actors exploiting CVE-2023-3519, an unauthenticated remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability affecting NetScaler (formerly Citrix) Application Delivery ...