In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of December 12, 2016

Posted: December 16, 2016 at 2:46 pm

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This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share articles covering a newly reported hack of Yahoo, two reports providing insights for 2017, and one upcoming event related to infrastructure in Africa. This will be our last news update of 2016. We look forward to continuing to provide the latest in critical infrastructure news, events, and research in the coming year when we return in January.


Six Maps that Show the Anatomy of America’s Vast Infrastructure

From The Washington Post, Tim Meko provides this overview of some of the most vital lifeline infrastructures in the United States with brief analysis of the potential for federal funding in the upcoming Trump administration.

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Hack Brief: Hackers Breach a Billion Yahoo Accounts. A Billion

Lily Hay Newman, writing for Wired, reports on the latest in a series of reported breaches of internet giant Yahoo. This latest reported attack from 2013 purportedly exposed up to a billion user accounts and passwords. This attack is likely distinct from the massive 2014 breach reported in September of this year.

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AFC to Host Africa’s Most Critical Infrastructure Summit

All Africa reports on the announcement of the upcoming Africa Finance Corporation’s infrastructure summit, which will take place in Abuja, Nigeria on 27-28 March 2017.

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Grid security insights for 2017: Pressure mounts to prevent physical attacks

For CSO, Brian Harrell provides a list of potential security challenges for critical infrastructure in 2017.

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