Physical Security


  • US wants to isolate power grids with ‘retro’ technology to limit cyber-attacks

    July 2, 2019

    The US is very close to improving power grid security by mandating the use of “retro” (analog, manual) technologies on US power grids as a defensive measure against foreign cyber-attacks that could bring down power distribution as a result. The idea is to use “retro” technology to isolate the grid’s most important control systems, to limit ...

  • Only six TSA staffers are overseeing US oil&gas pipeline security

    May 2, 2019

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the US agency in charge of the US oil&gas pipeline system, has a serious staffing issue on physical and cyber-security positions. According to a report published today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a bi-partisan government agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for Congress, the TSA employs only six full-time staffers ...

  • Analysis: Drone Tech Creates New Type of Blended Threat

    March 22, 2019

    Hacked drones are breaching physical and cyberdefenses to cause disruption and steal data, experts warn. In the run-up to Christmas 2018, rogue drones grounded planes at London Gatwick, the UK’s second-busiest airport. Four months later, the operators have not been found. Drones are a growing threat for law enforcement and business security officers, not just in the ...

  • When Cyberattacks Pack a Physical Punch

    February 18, 2019

    Physical security goes hand in hand with cyberdefense. What happens when – as we see all too often – the physical side is overlooked? More than one in 10 data breaches now involve “physical actions,” according to a recent report. These include leveraging physical  devices to aid an attack, but also hacks that involve breaking into hardware ...