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.


  • 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 ...

  • DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Performance Goals for Critical Infrastructure  

    October 27, 2022

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security released the Cybersecurity Performance Goals (CPGs), voluntary practices that outline the highest-priority baseline measures businesses and critical infrastructure owners of all sizes can take to protect themselves against cyber threats. The CPGs were developed by DHS, through the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), at the direction of ...

  • Oil and Gas Cybersecurity: Trends & Response to Survey

    October 13, 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, they discuss the characteristics of each industry, the motivations and environmental ...

  • Hospital giant’s IT still poorly a week after suspected ransomware infection

    October 12, 2022

    Computer systems are still down at CommonSpirit Health – America’s second-largest nonprofit hospital network – more than a week after it was hit by a somewhat mystery cyberattack. The US’s largest Catholic healthcare provider remains very tight-lipped about the root cause of this digital breakdown, and when it expects its systems to come back online. At ...

  • Australia asks FBI to help find attacker who stole data from millions of users

    September 28, 2022

    Australian authorities have asked the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist with investigations into the data breach at local telco Optus. Attorney general Mark Dreyfus yesterday revealed the FBI was asked to help identify the entities involved in the attack, which saw Optus leak data describing over ten million account holders. Data suspected ...

  • Ukrainian hackers attacked the Mir payment system

    September 24, 2022

    Hackers staged a powerful and large-scale DDoS attack on the national payment system “Mir” against the backdrop of news about the possible refusal of a number of countries to work with it. How informs “Kommersant”, the goal is to overload the system so that malfunctions in the work of “Mir” begin. The publication refers to ...

  • Control System Defense: Know the Opponent

    September 22, 2022

    Operational technology/industrial control system (OT/ICS) assets that operate, control, and monitor day-to-day critical infrastructure and industrial processes continue to be an attractive target for malicious cyber actors. These cyber actors, including advanced persistent threat (APT) groups, target OT/ICS assets to achieve political gains, economic advantages, or destructive effects. Because OT/ICS systems physical operational processes, cyber ...

  • New York ambulance service discloses data breach after ransomware attack

    September 17, 2022

    Empress EMS (Emergency Medical Services), a New York-based emergency response and ambulance service provider, has disclosed a data breach that exposed customer information. According to the notification, the company suffered a ransomware attack on July 14, 2022. An investigation into the incident revealed that the intruder had gained access to Empress EMS’ systems on May 26, 2022. ...

  • Ransomware gang threatens 1m-plus medical record leak

    September 14, 2022

    Two recent ransomware attacks against healthcare systems indicate cybercriminals continue to put medical clinics and hospitals firmly in their crosshairs. Daixin Team has taken credit for a September 1 assault on Texas-based OakBend Medical Center, causing a shutdown of the organization’s communication and IT systems as well as exfiltrating internal data. The criminals claim to have stolen ...