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

  • An overview of the new Rhysida ransomware targeting the Healthcare sector

    August 9, 2023

    On August 4, 2023, the HHS’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) released a security alert about a relatively new ransomware called Rhysida (detected as Ransom.PS1.RHYSIDA.SM), which has been active since May 2023. In this blog entry, Trend Micro reaseachers will provide details on Rhysida, including its targets and what they know about its infection ...

  • UT Dallas joins national effort to respond to cyber attacks on public infrastructure

    August 1, 2023

    UT Dallas last week announced it’s joining a nationwide collaboration to research how to make network-connected infrastructure — including self-driving cars, drones and Wi-Fi-connected trains — more resilient to cyber attacks. The Richardson-based university joins eight others selected for the National Center for Transportation Cybersecurity and Resiliency, or TraCR, led by Clemson University in South Carolina. ...

  • Malawi: Macra Warns Public to Be On High Alert Against Heightened Cyber Attacks in Comesa Region

    July 30, 2023

    Malawi Computer Response Team (mwCERT) of the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) announces of recent cyber-attacks that have targeted several countries in the COMESA region, resulting in severe disruptions to critical information infrastructure, across various sectors. In a statement, MACRA Director General, Daud Suleman says “these online attacks have the potential to affect anyone due to ...

  • US officials search for hidden Chinese malware that could affect military operations

    July 29, 2023

    US officials are searching for Chinese malware hidden in various defense systems that could disrupt military communications and resupply operations, The New York Times reported Saturday. The administration believes malicious computer code has been hidden inside “networks controlling power grids, communications systems and water supplies that feed military bases,” officials told the Times. Read more… Source: CNN News  

  • CISA Releases Analysis of FY22 Risk and Vulnerability Assessments

    July 26, 2023

    CISA has released an analysis and infographic detailing the findings from the 121 Risk and Vulnerability Assessments (RVAs) conducted across multiple critical infrastructure sectors in fiscal year 2022 (FY22). The analysis details a sample attack path including tactics and steps a cyber threat actor could follow to compromise an organization with weaknesses representative of those CISA ...

  • Enhanced Monitoring to Detect APT Activity Targeting Outlook Online

    July 12, 2023

    In June 2023, a Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) agency identified suspicious activity in their Microsoft 365 (M365) cloud environment. The agency reported the activity to Microsoft and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and Microsoft determined that advanced persistent threat (APT) actors accessed and exfiltrated unclassified Exchange Online Outlook data. CISA and the Federal ...

  • Ventia takes systems offline to contain cyber attack

    July 10, 2023

    Ventia has taken an undisclosed number of “key systems” offline to contain a cyber security incident. The listed company, which provides long-term operation, maintenance, and management for critical public and private assets and infrastructure, disclosed the incident on Saturday. Read more… Source: IT  News  

  • Charges filed in cyber attack on East Bay water treatment plant

    July 6, 2023

    A 53-year-old Tracy man is facing federal criminal charges in connection with an alleged attack on the computer systems of a Discovery Bay water treatment plant more than two years ago, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Rambler Gallo was a full-time employee of a private Massachusetts-based company that contracted with Discovery Bay to operate the ...

  • UK to give Ukraine major boost to mount counteroffensive

    June 18, 2023

    The UK will roll out a major expansion to its cyber defence programme in Ukraine, protecting the country’s critical national infrastructure from crippling Russian attacks. The programme, which supports Ukraine’s Government to rapidly respond to and defend vital government services against debilitating cyber-attacks, will be boosted by an injection of up to £25 million and a ...