Posts Tagged ‘Cybersecurity’

Securing the Internet of Things

Posted: October 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm, Last Updated: October 27, 2016 at 9:20 am

Taz Daughtrey On September 11, 2001, we discovered that a commercial jetliner could be repurposed from a transportation device into an aerial weapon. Security efforts that had been focused on dealing with hijackers redirecting a flight to land at a different destination now had to cope with the intent not to land but to deliver […]

International Cyber Incident Repository System: Information Sharing on a Global Scale

Posted: October 24, 2016 at 12:42 pm, Last Updated: October 24, 2016 at 1:11 pm

Amanda L. Joyce and Nathaniel Evans, PhD Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction Information sharing is essential for protecting against increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks on the systems supporting governments and critical infrastructure.[1] According to a study performed by IBM and the Ponemon Institute with information gathered from 350 companies in 11 countries, the […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 17, 2016

Posted: October 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm, Last Updated: October 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you articles discussing new efforts to strengthen cybersecurity for banks and the commercial aviation sector, as well as more views on the potential strategies that might arise in a cyber war scenario with Russia. Regulators Look to Strengthen Banks’ Cyber Defenses Marcy Gordon of the Federal Times reports […]

Security of Electronic Voting in the United States

Posted: October 20, 2016 at 10:59 am

Charity King and Michael Thompson Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction In the midst of numerous high-profile cyber attacks, the United States is considering whether to categorize the US electronic voting system as “critical infrastructure,” to be protected and invested in much the same way as the US power grid or waterways. […]

The Cyber-Security Industrial Policy: The Challenges of Structuring a Complex Dialogue

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 9:36 am, Last Updated: October 18, 2016 at 9:37 am

Danilo D’Elia In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s intelligence revelations, many governments around the world are increasingly elaborating so-called “digital sovereignty”  policies. The declared aim is to develop trusted technologies to protect more sensitive networks. Rather than attempting a theoretical analysis, the ambition of this research is to start from a specific case study (the […]

The Problem with a New Elections System Critical Infrastructure Sector

Posted: October 13, 2016 at 11:45 am, Last Updated: October 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Stephen Jackson, J.D., Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security Introduction On August 18, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Cyber Division issued a “flash” alert warning states of the potential risks of cyberattacks against voter registration lists.  The FBI issued this warning to raise awareness of cyber vulnerabilities following penetrations of Illinois and […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 3, 2016

Posted: October 7, 2016 at 11:46 am, Last Updated: October 14, 2016 at 9:43 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you a call for papers from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School, as well as articles on cyber warfare and the latest on infrastructure preparation and impacts around Hurricane Matthew in Florida. Tenth Annual Homeland Defense & Security Education Summit Call for […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of September 26, 2016

Posted: September 30, 2016 at 1:09 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you the just-published guidelines from the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards Org., Tesla’s response to Chinese hackers, some initial reactions to the train crash in New Jersey, and reports on blackouts in Australia and Puerto Rico. ISAO Standards Organization Releases Initial Voluntary Guidelines for ISAOs On […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of September 19, 2016

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we examine recent cybersecurity events, including two recent forums, proposed legislation against internet-connected voting machines, FAA recommendations for cybersecurity, Cyber Command defense efforts, and a massive breach that compromised 500 million Yahoo accounts. Beat the Breach DC On Thursday, September 15, Invincea, Inc. hosted their Beat the Breach event at […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of September 5, 2016

Posted: September 9, 2016 at 12:05 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you more information from the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards Organization Public Meeting from September 1. At the time of this posting, meeting slides and materials are yet to be posted. However, according to the press release distributed by the ISAO SO, these materials will be […]