Cost recovery for electric sector cybersecurity investments and development of resilience metrics to gauge the industry's progress are two of several recommendations by Vermont Law School researchers and a six-month study of electric grid security.
By definition, a perimeter is the outer boundary, and securing that perimeter means protecting that area. Everything has a perimeter, from a large university campus to your own personal space on that campus. Law enforcement and security personnel have predefined outer perimeters that keep people either in or out in the case of an event. But you should also look within the perimeter to criticalities that could present problems.
The cyber threats facing Industrial Control Systems (ICS) include nation-state attacks, hacktivists, criminals and even trusted insiders. The frequency and ferocity of attacks are growing and continue to pose a major challenge to those ICS practitioners and cybersecurity teams tasked with protecting our critical national infrastructure (CNI).
In 2017, the financial impact of cyberattacks reached $5 billion and the monthly attack rate was 10-times the rate of attacks in 2016. The industrial and personal reliance on the U.S. power grid makes the impact of a successful attack troubling.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a final rule last week approving three new Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards addressing supply chain risk management for bulk electric systems.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House initiated, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.
This month, Security magazine highlights John McClurg, Senior VP and CISO at Blackberry, and the evolving role of the CISO. Also, we highlight Tim McCreight, Acting CSO for the city of Calgary, Alberta, and discuss if civilians can truly Stop the Bleed and how to calculate ROI for better security. Industry leaders discuss public references and their impact on security careers, information security frameworks and convergence trends in 2020.