Cyber Security


  • NZ to fund NZ$10m to support Pacific cybersecurity strategy

    September 13, 2019

    The New Zealand government has announced it will provide NZ$10 million over five years to support Pacific countries as they develop national cybersecurity strategies to secure infrastructure and data, enhance online safety, and implement new cyber crime laws. Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters said it will help Pacific countries respond to cybersecurity risks in the ...

  • Iranian hackers resume credential-stealing phishing attacks against universities around the world

    September 11, 2019

    An Iranian hacking operation has expanded a global phishing campaign that targets universities in an attempt to steal usernames and passwords. Dubbed Colbalt Dickens, the campaign was initially detailed in August last year, with researchers at Secureworks blaming cyberattacks targeting universities in 14 countries on a hacking group linked to the Iranian government. The purpose of the attacks is ...

  • Cyber-security incident at US power grid entity linked to unpatched firewalls

    September 9, 2019

    A cyber-security incident that impacted a US power grid entity earlier this year was not as dangerous as initially thought, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) said last week. In a report highlighting the “lessons learned” from a past incident, NERC said hackers repeatedly caused firewalls to reboot for about ten hours, on March 5, ...

  • FERC, NERC propose to publicly identify utilities violating cybersecurity standards

    September 4, 2019

    Safeguarding the U.S. power grid against a potential cyberattack remains a high priority for regulators and utilities alike. While there has been no loss of load in North America from a cyberattack, the threat is at an all-time high, according to NERC. The changes proposed in the white paper address the biggest complaints of the current reporting ...