Posts Tagged ‘Cybersecurity’

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of September 5, 2016

Posted: September 9, 2016 at 12:05 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you more information from the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards Organization Public Meeting from September 1. At the time of this posting, meeting slides and materials are yet to be posted. However, according to the press release distributed by the ISAO SO, these materials will be […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 29, 2016

Posted: September 2, 2016 at 11:54 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, the conversation is all about cybersecurity. First, we bring you a short article by Kevin Coleman on the need for greater evidence to support retaliatory tactics in response to cyber attacks. Then, Steve Kirk writes in a two-part article for Federal Times on the current shortage in the cybersecurity workforce […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 22, 2016

Posted: August 26, 2016 at 11:38 am, Last Updated: August 26, 2016 at 11:54 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have articles from, Wired, The Guardian, FCW, and several others, as well as an editorial from the New York Times on severe weather events. You’ll find articles on cybersecurity, flooding in Louisiana, and the earthquake that struck Italy. Security News This Week: Eddie Bauer Stores, Hotels and Hospitals Hacked […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 15, 2016

Posted: August 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you reports covering cybersecurity, elections, and energy infrastructure. First, CSM Passcode covers the latest expert views on a recent hack of the NSA and suspicions that the attacks originated in Moscow. Then, The Atlantic profiles the work performed by the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection. Third, an opinion […]

NATO Article 5 and Cyber Warfare: NATO’s Ambiguous and Outdated Procedure for Determining When Cyber Aggression Qualifies as an Armed Attack

Posted: August 16, 2016 at 10:24 am, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 10:40 am

Stephen Jackson, J.D., Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, George Mason University Introduction At the outset of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) founding, the original 12 Western nations included Article 5 within the Washington Treaty, which codified the concept of collective self-defense, first featured in the Charter of the United Nations of 1945.[1]  […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 8, 2016

Posted: August 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have reports spanning multiple sectors and countries: the National Law Review looks at new FERC orders from June concerning NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards; Wired examines the latest bug bounty program from Apple, rewarding cybersecurity experts who identify flaws in the company’s products; the Safe & Sound blog […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 1, 2016

Posted: August 5, 2016 at 11:25 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have articles discussing energy, transit, and the potential that elections might someday be considered critical infrastructure. First, from Foreign Policy, a piece on the biggest threats facing the electric grid, and they might not be what you think. Then, from the DCist, a look at a recent derailment on […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 25, 2016

Posted: July 29, 2016 at 2:22 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have a big new release from the White House in the form of Presidential Policy Directive 41 (PPD-41). Below, we take a look at the directive itself, as well as reactions from commentators. Then, from Motherboard, an article on proposals for a U.S. cyber national guard. The White House […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 18, 2016

Posted: July 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm, Last Updated: July 21, 2016 at 2:50 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have an updated report from the 2016 Black Hat USA Cybersecurity Conference outlining survey responses from attendees at last year’s event, including expert opinions regarding the threats of highest concern among security professionals; a new survey released by Dell on Digital Transformation Security; a special issue on Critical Infrastructure […]

Cyber Security of Energy Systems:  Institutional Challenges

Posted: June 7, 2016 at 10:51 am, Last Updated: June 10, 2016 at 11:58 am

Jennifer F. Sklarew, Ph.D. Senior Fellow for Energy Policy, Center for Energy Science and Policy, George Mason University Introduction To promote energy security, efficiency, and sustainability, many national and local governments continue to advance adoption of smart technologies for energy systems.  These smart systems rely more heavily on interconnected IT networks than traditional energy systems.  […]