Posts Tagged ‘Cybersecurity’

Resilience and Risk Management in Smart Cities

Posted: July 6, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Lori W. Gordon, MPA, PMPGeorge W. McAleese HWC, Inc. The concept of “Smart Cities” is increasingly dominating the conversation around the future of urban environments. As more and more cities rush to embrace this concept, Smart City projects are rapidly outpacing the policies governing their development. While Smart City projects present incredible opportunities for municipalities […]

A Business Case for the NIST Cyber Security Framework

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm, Last Updated: February 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Richard Tracy, Telos Corporation In February 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology a Cyber Security Framework (CSF) in response to Executive Order (EO) 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”. Among other things, this EO tasked NIST to develop a Framework to improve the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure systems.  Developed in coordination with industry, […]

ISO 22331, Guidance for Business Continuity Strategy

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 10:09 am, Last Updated: April 24, 2017 at 1:16 pm

George B. Huff, Esquire The Continuity Project, LLC This note describes the value to executives and business continuity professionals of an emerging ISO technical specification for business continuity management (BCM).[1] ISO 22331 (Security and resilience – Business continuity management systems – Guidance for business continuity strategy) is scheduled for publication in 2018. The emerging ISO […]

Cyber Resilience and the Critical National Infrastructure – A UK Perspective

Posted: February 15, 2017 at 10:38 am, Last Updated: February 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

Noel K. Hannan, BSc MSc CISSP VR Security of the Critical National Infrastructure has been a hot topic in the UK for several years, driven by several factors such as the Stuxnet[1] virus in 2010, the gradual and alarming sale of organisations and whole sectors to foreign investors, the development of the Internet of Things […]

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 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 October 31, 2016

Posted: November 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we continue our coverage of emerging cybersecurity topics with two articles from the Wall Street Journal and one from the Washington Free Beacon discussing current U.S. preparedness for cyber attacks from foreign sources. America Isn’t Ready for a Cyberattack [Subscription Required] Christopher Mims writes for the Wall Street Journal to […]

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 […]

From the Director – September/October 2016

Posted: October 27, 2016 at 10:07 am, Last Updated: October 27, 2016 at 10:12 am

Welcome to the September/October issue of The CIP Report, in which our focus is on the cyber dimension of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is reason enough to focus on this very important subject. If any of us required additional reasons, the events of the past month […]