Utilities


  • The NCCIC/ICS-CERT FY 2015 Annual Report points out that nagging issues continue to plague ICS and SCADA systems

    September 30, 2016

    U.S. critical infrastructure got another reminder this week that it needs to do more to protect itself from cyber attacks with the release of an annual government report. The NCCIC/ICS-CERT FY 2015 Annual Vulnerability Coordination Report points out that nagging issues continue to plague industrial control systems (ICS) and SCADA systems, notably a dearth of access controls limiting ...

  • New Foreign Investment Control of UK Critical Infrastructure Projects

    September 16, 2016

    Changes will align the UK’s policy framework for ownership and control of critical infrastructure with other major economies. On 15 September 2016, the UK Government announced its delayed approval of the proposed construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in southwest England with an agreement in principle with French company, EDF, the principal investor ...

  • Chemical plants, water supply are terrorist targets, Europol warns

    July 25, 2016

    Chemical plants are becoming a “target of choice” for terrorists who may also try to contaminate water supplies or infiltrate nuclear sites, according to Europe’s law enforcement agency. The threat posed by Islamic State will get only worse, Europol warned, as it revealed the number of jihadist attacks across the continent had more than quadrupled in ...