Critical infrastructures must balance the utility of expanding their network of connected devices with the threats posed by bad actors. Managing the risk emerging from these threats will require an understanding of the specific style of threats posed, as well as how to counter them.
MI5 has warned about spies luring people on LinkedIn. At least 10,000 U.K. nationals have been approached by fake profiles linked to hostile states, on the professional social network LinkedIn, over the past five years.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that Puesh M. Kumar will serve as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER).
A security team can sink an infinite amount of time and resources into strengthening your infrastructure, but it’s all for nothing if a default password is used by an exec, or someone in HR makes the mistake of responding to a clever phishing message.
Cybercriminals will always find the path of least resistance and for most organizations the easiest way in is through the people.
In recognition of National Supply Chain Integrity Month, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is partnering with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Defense, and other government and industry partners to promote a call to action for a unified effort by organizations across the country to strengthen global supply chains.
bp Alternative Energy wind farms have implemented a number of rugged padlocks to protect the turbines themselves and the junction boxes that house power cables. But not all padlocks are created equal, especially for these critical infrastructure locations which have several challenges, including extreme elements and remote locations.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has awarded the University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) a $1.2 million grant to conduct a pilot program to help state, local, tribal and territorial governments identify high value assets (HVA) to prioritize resources and planning.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and AVANGRID, a sustainable energy company providing services in 24 states, conducted a virtual tabletop exercise to test and identify the safety procedures AVANGRID has implemented since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and identify additional procedures necessary to ensure employee safety operations and business continuity in the out years.
Local governments, including counties and municipalities, face unique cybersecurity challenges that can too easily disrupt the delivery of mission-critical services. With continuous threats of ransomware and other malicious attacks to derail day-to-day municipality function, like water infrastructure, waste management and more, the security of these entities is of top national priority. Here, we talk to Mike Hamilton, CISO for government cybersecurity firm, CI Security, about the biggest threats to the U.S. critical infrastructure.