In space, no one can hear cyber security professionals scream

“Space is an invaluable domain, but it is also increasingly crowded and particularly susceptible to a range of cyber vulnerabilities and threats.” That’s not an overblown sci-fi movie strapline, but rather the chilling words of Gina Galasso, managing director of Read More …

Ransomware Awareness for Holidays and Weekends

CISA and the FBI have released an advisory warning of potential cyberattacks that may occur over the coming Labor Day weekend, noting that in recent years hackers have launched dozens of devastating attacks on long weekends. They urged organizations to Read More …

API Releases New Standard for Pipeline Control Systems

On August 18, 2021, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released the third edition of Standard 1164, Pipeline Control Systems Cybersecurity. The edition has been in development since 2017—a result of expert input from over 70 organizations, including the US’s Department Read More …

Cloudflare says it stopped the largest DDoS attack ever reported

Cloudflare said it’s system managed to stop the largest reported DDoS attack in July, explaining in a blog post that the attack was 17.2 million requests-per-second, three times larger than any previous one they recorded. Cloudflare’s Omer Yoachimik explained in Read More …

Biden to host summit with tech moguls on combating cyberattacks

United States President Joe Biden is set to host leaders from the country’s largest technology and finance firms at the White House on Wednesday to discuss how to shore up their cybersecurity defences in the face of increasingly complex attacks. Read More …

Pakistan: Neglect caused Federal Board of Revenue cyber-attack

Despite knowing that its information technology equipment is obsolete and some of its software is outdated, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) did not make any serious effort to upgrade them, which resulted into hacking of the data centres. The Read More …

The Next Disruptive ICS Attacker: An Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)?

No discussion on ICS attacks could be complete without talking about what some would call, ‘the elephant in the room.’ Critical infrastructure has always been a target for warfare, and modern ICS are no exception. Several high-profile ICS disruptions have Read More …

How Pipeline Owners and Operators Can Fulfill the TSA’s Second Security Directive

Senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), of which the TSA is a part, announced at the time of their security directive that they would soon require pipeline organizations to implement a new set of mandatory security controls Read More …

NSA, CISA release Kubernetes Hardening Guidance

FORT MEADE, Md. – The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a Cybersecurity Technical Report, “Kubernetes Hardening Guidance,” today. This report details threats to Kubernetes environments and provides configuration guidance to minimize risk. Read More …