Posts Tagged ‘Cybersecurity’

Lessons Learned from the Power Outage in Ukraine and How the Electric Grid of the Future Will Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

Posted: May 24, 2016 at 1:22 pm, Last Updated: August 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

By Martin Kessler, InfraGardNCR Energy Sector Chief First of its kind From the vantage point of the 225,000[1] Ukrainian customers who lost power on December 23, 2015, it was an ordinary outage.  Customers routinely lose power in Ukraine, particularly in the cold winter months, and since electricity was returned to most customers in less than six hours, […]

From Our Partners – SLTTGCC Cyber Resource Compendium

Posted: April 29, 2016 at 11:52 am

The State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC) has developed a Cyber Resource Compendium which catalogs various free and at-cost resources and services available from Federal agencies, industry and government associations, public-private partnerships, and other organizations focused on cybersecurity. The document is intended as a toolkit for government and private sector entities seeking […]

In the News – Kojo Nnamdi Discusses Cyberattacks Against DC Area Hospitals

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 9:56 am

Source: Medill DC, available under Creative Commons Attribution License From March 31, 2016, Kojo Nnamdi of WAMU 88.5 public radio in Washington, DC: “MedStar Health, a network that includes 10 hospitals and dozens of medical offices in the D.C. and Baltimore regions, recently took key elements of its medical system offline after hackers penetrated its […]

ISAO Standards Organization Public Meeting

Posted: November 9, 2015 at 12:00 am, Last Updated: October 14, 2015 at 1:18 pm

The ISAO Standards Organization is a non-governmental organization established October 1, 2015, and led by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with support from LMI and R-CISC. The public meeting will be a one-day event held at LMI. The event will review the results of DHS-hosted public workshops, introduce the Standards Organization, and […]

Cyber Resources from the FEMA Lessons Learned Information Sharing Team

Posted: November 2, 2015 at 11:39 am

We are pleased to share two of the latest releases from the FEMA Lessons Learned Information Sharing team. The ‘Lessons Learned Information Sharing (’ team identifies lessons learned derived from real-world or exercise experiences within the whole community and documents these lessons for emergency managers to consider when developing plans and exercises. Please click the […]

InfraGard: Enhancing Information Sharing Through Strategic Programming, Outreach, and Communications

Posted: October 29, 2015 at 8:44 am

By Talley Philpy, Vice President of Communications for INCRMA InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector that is devoted to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against US critical infrastructure.  Individuals who work with or study critical infrastructure can apply to become members of their local InfraGard chapter, contingent […]

Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Cyber Dependencies

Posted: October 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Nate Evans, Frédéric Petit, and Amanda Joyce, Risk and Infrastructure Science Center Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction In February 2013, Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, emphasized the need to develop and implement a flexible cybersecurity framework, consistent with existing standards, to identify, assess, and manage cyber risk.[1] In February 2014, […]

Cyber Hygiene for Control System Security

Posted: October 8, 2015 at 9:09 am

By: David Oliver, Control Systems Researcher, Idaho National Laboratory Cisco is projecting that by 2020, 50 billion devices will have web connections.[1] At the same time, network intrusions are on the rise and the annual global cost of digital crime exceeds $445 billion.[2] Companies across the globe are facing the reality that their data, intellectual […]