Browsing Category: Critical Infrastructure

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BlackEnergy Malware Used in Attacks Against Industrial Control Systems

Attackers are using BlackEnergy malware to attack HMI software running inside industrial control systems, according to an advisory from ICS-CERT.

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Cyberespionage: ‘This Isn’t a Problem That Can Be Solved’

The issue of cyberespionage is a thorny one, both technically and politically speaking, but some experts say there may not actually be a solution to the problem.

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Four Distinct Watering Hole Attacks Dropping ScanBox Keylogger

PwC has published research on four watering hole attacks likely carried out by different attackers, all connected by the ScanBox JavaScript-based reconnaissance tool.

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Government, Industry Focusing on Issue of Resiliency

The lack of a central authority for government network security is not a new problem but it’s not necessarily a bad thing, if everyone is doing their jobs, some experts say.

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Infighting, Politics Hampering Cybersecurity Progress in Washington

The United States government and private sector are unprepared for a major cyber attack on the country’s critical infrastructure, a former Congressman said.

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cyber resilience

Cyberattacks Most Imminent Threat to U.S., Economy

A round-table consisting of military, government and former NSA officials in Alexandria, Va., on Monday agreed that cyberattacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure and private industry are an eminent threat.

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Cybersecurity Legislation Forecast is Grim

A D.C. insider is pessimistic that we’ll see cybersecurity legislation before 2016, pointing toward a number on contributing political and national security factors.

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April 911 Outage Affected 3.5 Percent of U.S. Population

A catastrophic failure in the emergency call management infrastructure cascaded into an incident that left 11 million out of reach of 911 dispatchers for six hours.

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D.C.’s Complicated View of Cyberwar, Regulation, Liability

Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker shared his insight on Washington’s perceptions of cyberwar during his keynote address at the Cybersecurity Summit in Minneapolis.

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Sandworm APT Team Found Using Windows Zero Day Vulnerability

A cyberespionage team, possibly based in Russia, has been using a Windows zero day vulnerability to target a variety of organizations in several countries, including the United States, Poland, Ukraine and western Europe.

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