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

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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 on potential regulations to enhance cybersecurity for large banks deemed to be an integral part of the U.S. financial system.

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How To Protect Civil Aviation From Cyberattacks [Registration Required]

Angus Batey of Aviation Week & Space Technology examines the cyber-attack threat to civil aviation and commercial aerospace (registration required for access).

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G7 Sets Common Cyber-Security Guidelines for Financial Sector

Jason Lange of Reuters describes the new Group of Seven non-binding guidelines designed for global financial system cyber protection, created in light of cyber-attacks against financial institutions like the U.S. Federal Reserve and SWIFT.

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How to Win the Cyberwar Against Russia

James Stavridis of Foreign Policy assesses the proper way for the United States to counter Russian cyber-attacks in the context of established norms in warfare, including the factors of timeliness and distinction.

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