News – October 2016

 


  • High-Tech Highways

    October 24, 2017

    As technology continues to become more and more connected to the internet, the infrastructures that our daily lives rely upon also follow suit. One manifestation of this are Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), the application of advanced and emerging technologies in transportation to save lives, time, money, and the environment. From autonomous vehicles to Smart Roads, ...

  • Secret files on jets and navy ships stolen in ‘extensive and extreme’ hack

    October 11, 2017

    Secret information about new fighter jets, navy vessels and surveillance aircraft has been stolen from an Australian defence contractor. The hackers had “full and unfettered access” to the information for four months last year, before the Australian Signals Directorate was tipped about the breach in November. Christopher Pyne, the defence industry minister, has admitted he has no ...

  • French Nuclear Company Areva Hit by Virus

    October 31, 2016

    French nuclear power group Areva was the target of a cyber attack in September, according to a recent post on the website of French business magazine L’Expansion. There were conflicting reports about the incident, which raises the specter of nation-backed spying. Some accounts, including one from Slate Magazine’s French language site, claim that the attack was ...

  • Is Cybersecurity for the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure Rooted In the Past?

    October 28, 2016

    Efforts to increasingly digitize networks that run the nation’s critical infrastructure enterprises also are boosting attack surfaces and vulnerabilities in an enduring cybersecurity contest in which hackers target those weaknesses with an elevated furor, experts admonished during a panel discussion on the issue. In spite of the technological improvements aimed at making systems more efficient and ...