Biden pushes for stronger cybersecurity in critical infrastructure, wants companies to do more

President Joe Biden will sign a national security memorandum on Wednesday that aims to strengthen cybersecurity for critical infrastructure, as concern mounts about the vulnerability of the U.S. in the wake of a series of recent ransomware attacks. The memo Read More …

U.S., U.K., And Australia Issue Joint Cybersecurity Advisory

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint cybersecurity advisory today, highlighting the top Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Read More …

Russia, US launch cybersecurity dialogue, three rounds already held

Russia and the US have launched bilateral cybersecurity dialogue, with three formal rounds already held, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Wednesday. “We are beginning to have a better understanding of security issues in the cyber sphere Read More …

UC San Diego Health discloses data breach after phishing attack

UC San Diego Health, the academic health system of the University of California, San Diego, has disclosed a data breach after the compromise of some employees’ email accounts. UC San Diego Health is one of the nation’s best hospitals, being Read More …

DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators

WASHINGTON – Today, in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to pipeline systems, DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the issuance of a second Security Directive that requires owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and Read More …

Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure Against Threats From The People’s Republic Of China

As today’s announcement from the White House indicates, the cyber threat from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) continues to evolve and poses a real risk to the nation’s critical infrastructure, as well as businesses and organization of all sizes Read More …

CISA: Chinese State-Sponsored Cyber Operations – Observed TTPs

The National Security Agency, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assess that People’s Republic of China state-sponsored malicious cyber activity is a major threat to U.S. and Allied cyberspace assets. Chinese state-sponsored cyber actors Read More …

UK and White House blame China for Microsoft Exchange Server hack

The UK government has formally laid the blame for the Microsoft Exchange Server cyberattack at the feet of China. On Monday, the government joined others — including the victim company itself, Microsoft — in claiming the cyberattack was the work Read More …

US State Department offering $10 million reward for state-backed hackers

The State Department announced a $10 million reward for any information about hackers working for foreign governments. The measure is aimed squarely at those participating in “malicious cyber activities against US critical infrastructure in violation of the Computer Fraud and Read More …

CISA Issues Emergency Directive Requiring Federal Agencies To Mitigate Windows Print Spooler Service Vulnerability

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Emergency Directive (ED) 21-04 today to mitigate a Microsoft Windows print spooler service vulnerability CVE-2021-34527 being actively exploited. Federal civilian agencies are required to immediately disable the print spooler service Read More …