Ransomware continues assault against cities and businesses

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:00:50 +0000

We take a look at the current chaos faced by local governments across the US, as ransomware continues to snap at its cities’ heels.

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Chernobyl’s lessons for critical-infrastructure cybersecurity

Credit to Author: Seth Rosenblatt| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:30:00 +0000

The Parallax’s Seth Rosenblatt shares his story on the root cause of the Chernobyl disaster and the lessons organizations—especially those in nuclear power—can take away to secure critical infrastructure against a rising tide of cyberattacks.

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A week in security (April 1 – 7)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:52:47 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from April 1–7, including global data privacy laws, water plant cybersecurity, and the mysterious story of a 23-year-old woman’s visit to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Roadways: How Smart Cities Create New Risks

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:14:39 +0000

Advanced technology has changed countless facets of everyday life, from internal enterprise processes to consumer pursuits and beyond. Even the design, management and support for large and small cities has shifted thanks to innovative smart city systems. While advanced components to support utilities, critical infrastructure, traffic and more can bring numerous benefits, these solutions also open…

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Ways to Improve Your Data Center Cybersecurity That Most People Don’t Think of Until It’s Too Late

Credit to Author: Steven Carlini| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +0000

It’s been well publicized that Microsoft fends off more than 7 trillion cyberthreats per day, and allocates over $1 billion each year to cybersecurity for its cloud data centers. While… Read more »

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Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

Credit to Author: William “Bill” Malik (CISA VP Infrastructure Strategies)| Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:43:06 +0000

In May of 1998, President Clinton issued Presidential Decision Directive 63: Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructures. This Directive proposed steps to enact the recommendations of the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, published in October 1997. Twenty years on, how are things going? The US Federal government has identified critical infrastructure sectors and associated each with…

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The Aurora Power Grid Vulnerability and the BlackEnergy Trojan

Credit to Author: William “Bill” Malik (CISA VP Infrastructure Strategies)| Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:10:42 +0000

At recent Industrial IoT security briefings, the Aurora vulnerability has come up repeatedly. Attendees ask, “Is our country’s power grid safe? How can we protect the grid? What is Aurora?” This post provides a look at Aurora, and the BlackEnergy attack that can exploit Aurora. In March 2007, the US Department of Energy demonstrated the…

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