Critical Infrastructure

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Infographic: Attackers targeting energy, utilities sectors to disrupt US economy

While major data breaches grab the headlines, attackers are also targeting U.S. industrial infrastructure, not to steal data, but to disrupt the U.S. economy.

Spotlight: Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure cause physical damage, service disruption

Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure have resulted in physical damage and service disruption, according to a survey of 625 IT decisions makers at critical infrastructure organizations.

Weak encryption opens Rockwell industrial control system to hack

Companies like Siemens, GE, Schneider Electric and Rockwell make systems that control critical infrastructure, such as nuclear power plants, electric grids, and oil and gas platforms. When a security vulnerability was uncovered in a Rockwell Automation industrial control system, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security took notice.

'Perfect storm' is brewing in cybersecurity, warns Schneider Electric CSO

A "perfect storm" is brewing in cybersecurity that threatens to disrupt the corporate world. That is the assessment of George Wrenn, Cyber Security Officer with Schneider Electric, which provide energy systems for critical infrastructure firms.

Executive order could lead to severe sanctions against foreign hackers, if they can be identified

President Barack Obama's new executive order could mean severe sanctions against foreign hackers, if they can be clearly identified.

Spotlight: Pro-Iranian hackers infiltrate critical networks in US, 15 other nations

Operation Cleaver, undertaken by pro-Iranian hackers, has infiltrated critical networks in the U.S. and 15 other countries, reports Ars Technica, citing researchers from Cylance.

With 50B connected devices, the security challenges can seem insurmountable

With the proliferation of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and connections, some estimates putting the number as high as 50 billion devices by 2020, security pros are trying to come to grips with the security implications of all those endpoints.

Infographic: Critical infrastructure is a cybersecurity sieve

Critical infrastructure upon which the industrial world depends is a cybersecurity sieve. That is one conclusion that can be drawn from a survey of nearly 600 security executives at critical infrastructure companies by The Ponemon Institute on behalf of Unisys.

NIST wants your feedback on its cybersecurity framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, wants feedback from U.S. industry about how its voluntary cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure published earlier this year is working.

Critical infrastructure: All together now

Vertical industries are clubby. They tend to band together and create industry bodies and associations. NERC, FERC, TIA and so on. This is good and natural and, in the context of security, creates some basis for sharing threat intelligence and effective practices. But the real magic word in critical infrastructure security today is this: Interdependency.