In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 7, 2016

Posted: November 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm

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This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share an article on election security with some contributions by CIP Director Mark Troutman, as well as an article on a DDoS attack targeting Russian Banks and an early preview of infrastructure policy that may come in the Trump administration.


From Substations to Voting Stations, Cyberthreats Plague 2016

Blake Sobczak from E&E News EnergyWire outlines potential cyber threats to U.S. voting systems and the energy sector, with contributions from CIP Director Dr. Mark Troutman on the issue.

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Massive Cyberattack Hit Five Top Russian Banks: Kaspersky

Via Yahoo News, Germain Moyon of Agence France Presse reports on a large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on five of Russia’s largest banks revealed by Moscow-based security firm Kaspersky on Thursday.

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FBI: New Malware to Spur More Large-Scale Cyber Attacks

Sahil Kapur from Bloomberg outlines President-elect Trump’s $500 billion infrastructure spending plan, as well as potential challenges he will face in Congress. Though details have not been expressed by Trump’s transition team, earlier statements from Trump describe a debt-driven investment effort rather than a tax-funded subsidy program.

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