Hackers leave US flag on screens in Iran cyber attack

Hackers leave US flag on screens in Iran cyber attack

This ITNews article explains the recent cyber attack which affected over 200,000 routers switches around the world, including over 3,000 data centers in Iran where they left the image of a US flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections".

Cyberattack Shows Vulnerability of Gas Pipeline Network

Cyberattack Shows Vulnerability of Gas Pipeline Network

The New York Times’ Clifford Krauss discusses how the latest cyberattack to a Houston-based shared data network, forcing four of the nation’s natural-gas pipeline operators to temporarily shut down computer communications with their customers over the last week — highlighting the potential vulnerability of the nation’s energy system.

Cyberattack `wake-up call' puts pipeline industry in hot seat

Cyberattack `wake-up call' puts pipeline industry in hot seat

Naureen S. Malik illustrates how a cyberattack that American natural gas pipeline owners weren’t mandated to report has officials examining how the industry is handling such threats -- questioning the need for tighter regulation.

With paper and phones, Atlanta struggles to recover from a cyberattack

With paper and phones, Atlanta struggles to recover from a cyberattack

This CNBC cybersecurity article explains the hardships faced by the state of Atlanta, in pushing back and recovering from a nine-day-old cyberattack that plunged the Southeastern U.S. metropolis into technological chaos and forced some city workers to revert to paper.

Protecting critical infrastructure from dire threats

Protecting critical infrastructure from dire threats

Cybersecurity reporter, Deborah Lee, James from the Federal Times explains how the U.S. government illustrated new Russian threats that corrupted the systems that control our country’s most critical sectors — the electric grid, water processing facilities, air transportation, and even nuclear facilities.

Fiscal Year 18 Spending Bill Funds Critical Infrastructure & Federal IT Cyber Security Projects

Fiscal Year 18 Spending Bill Funds Critical Infrastructure & Federal IT Cyber Security Projects

Matthew Beinart from DefenseDaily Network describes the plan from the U.S. Government in hopes to battle the increasing cyber threats targeted at exploiting known vulnerabilities — lawmakers secured funding in their new $1.3 trillion spending bill for programs needed to improve the cyber resiliency of critical infrastructure and address vulnerabilities in outdated election and federal IT systems.

Atlanta City Computer Network Remains Hobbled by Cyberattack

Atlanta City Computer Network Remains Hobbled by Cyberattack

Kate Brumback from the Associated Press provides details on how the ransomware cyberattack meddled the city of Atlanta's computer network, as city officials were working around the clock to get things up and running again.

US power grid needs defense against looming cyber attacks

US power grid needs defense against looming cyber attacks

The Hill contributors Melanie Kenerdine and David Jermain go into depth on why the U.S. power grid needs to prioritize its cybersecurity efforts as more and more Americans believe that the government is not doing enough to protect the electric grid from cyberterrorism attacks.

8 questions to ask about your industrial control systems security

8 questions to ask about your industrial control systems security

Jaikumar Vijayan from IDG’s CSO dives deep into the latest cybersecurity incident where a nation-state threat cyberthreat inadvertently shut down a critical infrastructure facility in the Middle East after testing new malware — sending widespread concerns about the vulnerability of industrial control systems (ICSs) to new cyberthreats.

Worldwide IoT security spending to reach $1.5 billion in 2018

Worldwide IoT security spending to reach $1.5 billion in 2018

This Help Net Security article goes into depth about how a recent CEB, now Gartner, survey discovered that nearly 20 percent of organizations observed at least one IoT-based attack in the past three years — predicting that IoT security will reach $1.5 billion in 2018, a 28 percent increase from 2017 spending of $1.2 billion.

Five things to know about Russian attacks on the energy grid

Five things to know about Russian attacks on the energy grid

The Hill’s Morgan Chalfant offers five crucial take-aways stemming from last week’s Trump administration’s accusations of a Russian government cyberattack campaign against the energy grid and other elements of critical infrastructure in the United States.

Energy Firms Are Worried About Cyber Attacks, But Don't Really Know What To Do

Energy Firms Are Worried About Cyber Attacks, But Don't Really Know What To Do

Forbes contributor, Mike Scott discusses the problems utility companies are facing regarding concerns over increased cyber-attacks targetting their operations, though many are still struggling to get to grips with the risks — which can spread a massive operational failure of an energy asset.

Securing OT Networks Against Rising Attacks

Securing OT Networks Against Rising Attacks

This CSO article exposes the vulnerabilities found in Operational Technology (OT) networks — which play a critical role in manufacturing, defense, emergency services, agriculture, financial systems, and critical infrastructure — and what needs to be done to bolster its security. 

Cybersecurity for Energy’s Critical Infrastructure

Cybersecurity for Energy’s Critical Infrastructure

Dan Lohrmann explains how we must improve our nation’s critical energy infrastructure — describing the greatest vulnerabilities including physical threats, natural disasters and cyberthreats to the energy industry. 

Cyberwarfare Has the Electric Grid as Prime Target

Cyberwarfare Has the Electric Grid as Prime Target

Inside Source’s Llewellyn King explains how the our power grid (or “smart” grid) works through a means of sophisticated metering and measuring technologies, which increases efficiency and manages the troughs and peaks in electricity demand — leaving security gaps that become cyberthreats of the highest caliber.

IIoT: The rise and rise of IoT in the industrial sector

IIoT: The rise and rise of IoT in the industrial sector

IoT Agenda Guest Contributor, Krish Kupathil, discusses how the industrial IoT continues to amplify production and economic impact in various different industries — ensuring greater efficiencies across the value chain, ranging from operations and services to engineering and product supply.