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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 13, 2017

Posted: March 17, 2017 at 1:34 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at military efforts to increase infrastructure resilience in both the physical and cyber domains. We also bring articles that look at the latest proposed budget for DHS cybersecurity programs, as well as reports on recent troubling findings regarding U.S. preparedness in cyberspace. Ramping Up Resilience From the March […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 6, 2017

Posted: March 10, 2017 at 11:21 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring you stories about renewable energy in California, the new infrastructure report card from ASCE, and some initial reports about President Trump’s infrastructure plan. How California Utilities Are Managing Excess Solar Power [Subscription Required] From The Wall Street Journal, Cassandra Sweet reports on new efforts by California power utilities […]

In the News – George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School Announces Creation of National Security Institute

Posted: March 1, 2017 at 11:14 am

On February 14, the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University announced the creation of a National Security Institute (NSI) to bring national security experts together with policymakers to find practical answers to hard national security law and policy questions. “The new National Security Institute will strive to provide much needed balance to the […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 20, 2017

Posted: February 24, 2017 at 12:27 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we share some stories and reports on energy, cybersecurity, and transportation, including a report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association on structurally deficient bridges across the United States. Nearly 56,000 American Bridges on Structurally Deficient List, New Analysis of Federal Data Shows From the American Road & Transportation […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 13, 2017 (and Before)

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we examine some of the top infrastructure stories from the first six weeks of 2017. We start with a focus on the Oroville dam in California, then provide a sample of the major infrastructure-related news items from 2017 so far. The Oroville Dam and Aging Infrastructure Oroville is the Best […]

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

Posted: December 16, 2016 at 2:46 pm

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 News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of December 5, 2016

Posted: December 9, 2016 at 11:06 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share news items covering terrorism, pipelines, and cybersecurity from the U.S. and abroad, including items on pipeline infrastructure in the United States, the latest cybersecurity policy guidance from the U.S. Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity, a Moroccan program to prevent terrorist threats against infrastructure, and a biometric security system called […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 28, 2016

Posted: December 2, 2016 at 3:38 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share three articles covering energy, cybersecurity, and wastewater infrastructure in the U.S. and Africa. BPU Considers Deploying Microgrids to Deliver Local Power Resiliency Tom Johnson from NJ Spotlight reports on plans that the New Jersey Board of Utilities is considering related to use of microgrid technology to protect the […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 14, 2016

Posted: November 18, 2016 at 3:15 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share three articles on current issues in cybersecurity, including two items furthering the discussion of the impact of recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that have caused major outages in recent months. Furthermore, we bring you an article discussing the potential for blockchain implementation in energy systems from […]

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

Posted: November 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm

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 […]