Posts Tagged ‘DHS’

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 24, 2016

Posted: October 28, 2016 at 10:24 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, in keeping with the close of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we bring three articles discussing vital cybersecurity topics that have been in the headlines recently, including reports on current U.S. government efforts to enhance international grid security with Mexico and domestic security for the Internet of Things, as well as […]

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 […]

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 August 22, 2016

Posted: August 26, 2016 at 11:38 am, Last Updated: August 26, 2016 at 11:54 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have articles from, Wired, The Guardian, FCW, and several others, as well as an editorial from the New York Times on severe weather events. You’ll find articles on cybersecurity, flooding in Louisiana, and the earthquake that struck Italy. Security News This Week: Eddie Bauer Stores, Hotels and Hospitals Hacked […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 15, 2016

Posted: August 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you reports covering cybersecurity, elections, and energy infrastructure. First, CSM Passcode covers the latest expert views on a recent hack of the NSA and suspicions that the attacks originated in Moscow. Then, The Atlantic profiles the work performed by the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection. Third, an opinion […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 1, 2016

Posted: August 5, 2016 at 11:25 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have articles discussing energy, transit, and the potential that elections might someday be considered critical infrastructure. First, from Foreign Policy, a piece on the biggest threats facing the electric grid, and they might not be what you think. Then, from the DCist, a look at a recent derailment on […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 25, 2016

Posted: July 29, 2016 at 2:22 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have a big new release from the White House in the form of Presidential Policy Directive 41 (PPD-41). Below, we take a look at the directive itself, as well as reactions from commentators. Then, from Motherboard, an article on proposals for a U.S. cyber national guard. The White House […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 11, 2016

Posted: July 15, 2016 at 11:10 am

As a new offering from the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, we are please to provide our first This Week in Critical Infrastructure, a short round-up of some of the significant events happening in industry, government, the press, and academia concerning critical infrastructure security and resilience. If you have any feedback on this […]

In the News – 2016 National Preparedness Report

Posted: June 10, 2016 at 11:52 am

On March 31, 2016, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the latest update to the annual National Preparedness Report. Required by Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness, the National Preparedness Report examines preparedness activities taken in the previous year, summarizing progress in building, sustaining, and delivering on the 32 core capabilities outlined in the […]

In the News: DHS/OCIA Releases “Aging and Failing Infrastructure Systems – Highway Bridges”

Posted: September 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm, Last Updated: September 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (DHS/OCIA) produces Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Notes in response to changes in the infrastructure community’s risk environment from terrorist activities, natural hazards, and other events. This product summarizes the findings related to highway bridges that were identified in the National Risk Estimate on […]