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.


  • 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 ...

  • CISA, NSA, and NIST Publish Factsheet on Quantum Readiness

    August 21, 2023

    Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a joint factsheet, Quantum-Readiness: Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC), to inform organizations—especially those that support Critical Infrastructure—of the impacts of quantum capabilities, and to encourage the early planning for migration to post-quantum cryptographic standards ...

  • China’s Ministry of State Security warns of data security risks after Wuhan Earthquake Monitoring Center cyberattack

    August 16, 2023

    China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) on Wednesday warned of data security risks after recent reports identified US intelligence agencies were behind a cyberattack on Wuhan Earthquake Monitoring Center. A joint investigation team formed by the National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center (CVERC) and Chinese cybersecurity company 360 discovered malicious backdoor software that exhibits characteristics of ...

  • Bangladesh Bank warns banks and financial institutions against cyber attacks

    August 12, 2023

    The Bangladesh Bank has issued out a comprehensive 11-point instruction in a situational alert, urging all banks and financial institutions to bolster their cyber defences. This move comes on the heels of a recent cyber threat targeting the country’s cyber sphere, with potential implications for critical state information infrastructure (CII), including banking, healthcare, and government operations. Read ...

  • Unknown actor targets power generator with DroxiDat and Cobalt Strike

    August 10, 2023

    Recently Kaspersky pushed a report about an interesting and common component of the cybercrime malware set – SystemBC. And, in much the same vein as the 2021 Darkside Colonial Pipeline incident, they found a new SystemBC variant deployed to a critical infrastructure target. This time, the proxy-capable backdoor was deployed alongside Cobalt Strike beacons in ...

  • 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