The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will issue a directive later this week requiring all pipeline companies to report cybersecurity incidents to federal authorities. The directive comes two weeks after Colonial Pipeline, which operates the biggest gasoline conduit to the East Coast, was forced to shut down its 5,500-mile pipeline after a devastating ransomware attack.
The nonprofit National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) will provide focused training on missing and exploited children, correct reporting, and signs of trafficking to more than 100,000 security officers.
Colonial Pipeline, which operates the biggest gasoline conduit to the East Coast, said it has no estimate on when it could restart the 5,500-mile pipeline that it shut Friday after a cyberattack. The company took systems offline to contain the threat, temporarily halting all pipeline operations and affecting some IT system. In a statement, the company said the Colonial Pipeline operations team is developing a system restart plan, and while their mainlines remain offline, some smaller lateral lines between terminals and delivery points are now operational.
Reiknistofa Bankanna (RB), an IT service provider for Icelandic financial institutions, recently overhauled its security infrastructure with an array of physical security technology including cameras, access control, and video analytics through one unified interface.
Attacks on water systems can come in various forms, not only from pure physical threats. Having a strong and diligent workforce that emphasizes security and basic methods of cyber protection is imperative.
Changeover is inevitable at every organization, all the way up to the chief executive, but former employees with a motive can abuse their privileges to access information they deem valuable or useful in the future, causing irreparable harm to the enterprise and its operations. This insider threat is preventable. Find out how.
A global report from the International SOS Foundation and Affinity Health at Work, ‘Mental Health and the Remote Rotational Workforce’ provides in depth insight into the psychological impacts of this unique mode of working. The new study provides evidence of the high level of suicidal thoughts, clinical depression, impacts on physical health (such as diet) and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this workforce.
Independent research conducted by Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Surrey, and sponsored by HP Inc. found a 100% risein ‘significant’ nation state incidents between 2017-2020. Analysis of over 200 cybersecurity incidents associated with nation state activity since 2009 also shows the enterprise is now the most common target (35%), followed by cyberdefense (25%), media and communications (14%), government bodies and regulators (12%), and critical infrastructure (10%).
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) in partnership with Perpetuity Research has opened up a study to explore the roles, responsibilities and training of frontline Security Officers (sometimes referred to as security guards).