Utilities ‘Concerningly’ at Risk from Active Exploits

The amount of time that utility networks spend exposed to a known application exploit has spiked over the past two months — something analysts called out as a “concerning datapoint,” and an important reminder that ransomware isn’t the only threat Read More …

Key Considerations for the Department of Energy on Defending the Bulk Power Grid

On January 20, President Joseph Biden issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13990 to help protect U.S. bulk power organizations. This Order enacted a 90-day suspension of E.O. 13920 which was set by the previous administration. The new executive order empowered the Read More …

Securing Computerized Vehicles from Potential Cybersecurity Threats

Like technology itself, cybersecurity is ever-evolving and encompassing more areas of our lives, including transportation. Popular science fiction movies have led us to expect flying taxis and private space travel as the future of transportation. If that is going to Read More …

Chinese threat actors hacked NYC MTA using Pulse Secure zero-day

Chinese-backed threat actors breached New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) network in April using a Pulse Secure zero-day. Still, they failed to cause any data loss or gain access to systems controlling the transportation fleet. MTA mitigated the vulnerability Read More …

U.S. Critical Infrastructure: Addressing Cyber Threats and the Importance of Prevention

The critical infrastructure of the United States includes all those systems and assets that are essential to the proper functioning, economy, health, and safety of American society. The roads and railways that we travel on; the Internet and the mobile Read More …

Swedish Health Agency shuts down SmiNet after hacking attempts

The Swedish Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten) has shut down SmiNet, the country’s infectious diseases database, on Thursday after it was targeted in several hacking attempts. SmiNet, which is also used to store electronic reports with statistics on COVID-19 infections, was Read More …

Threats From a Compromised 4G/5G Campus Network

Over the past two decades, industrial sectors and everyday users have reaped the benefits of advancements in telecom technologies. At present, the catalyst and basis for future changes is 5G. A sign of this continuing development and influence for some Read More …

FBI: Conti Ransomware Attacks Impact Healthcare and First Responder Networks

The FBI identified at least 16 Conti ransomware attacks targeting US healthcare and first responder networks, including law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, 9-1-1 dispatch centers, and municipalities within the last year. These healthcare and first responder networks are among Read More …

Healthcare organizations in Ireland, New Zealand and Canada facing intrusions and ransomware attacks

Three healthcare institutions in Canada, Ireland and New Zealand are in the midst of security incidents this week, highlighting the perilous cybersecurity landscape within some of the world’s most important organizations. Ireland’s Department of Health was attacked twice in the Read More …

Legislation to secure critical systems against cyberattacks moves forward in the House

Multiple bills meant to secure critical infrastructure against cyber threats were approved by the House Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday afternoon, just a week after a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline caused fuel shortages across the nation. The committee Read More …