Cyber Grinches Could Disrupt Holidays’ Biggest Shopping Weekend

Recent high-profile distributed denial of service attacks on the Internet’s infrastructure and an investigative journalist’s website have spiked concerns over possible disruptions of traffic during the biggest online shopping weekend of the year. Online spending last year exceeded US$5.8 billion Read More …

L-3 Strikes Potential $315M Deal to Buy Aviation Security Tech Maker MacDonald Humphrey

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has purchased U.K.-based aviation security technology maker MacDonald Humfrey Automation in a deal potentially worth up to $315.5 million for an effort to add new automation and robotic tools for deployment at airports worldwide. The deal comes nearly one month after Read More …

Emerging patchwork of regulation of UAS operations near critical infrastructure

Over the last couple of years, we have seen an increase in state regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). A recent report published by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) titled “A Guide to State Laws Impacting UAS/UAV Operations” identifies Read More …

Building Security Resiliency Into Critical Infrastructure

Last month, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month efforts closed by focusing on scenarios straight out of action movies and nightmares – attacks on our critical infrastructure. These days, however, the threat is more likely to come from an innocent seeming email Read More …

Start small to tackle the big cyber risks facing critical infrastructure

Like many industries, critical infrastructure systems—power plants, transportation networks, hospitals, and all the systems essential to keep communities and countries running—are increasingly digitally controlled and connected. This shift brings enormous operating and business efficiencies. It also brings enormous cyber risk. The Read More …

How California Is Protecting Its Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

To protect power grid integration from cyber threats in California, the California Public Utilities Commission has funded a cyber information sharing program, California Energy Systems for the 21st Century (CES-21). According to Jamie Van Randwyck, project lead for Lawrence Livermore Read More …

Infrastructure Resilience – Cyber attacks

Viruses and malware on personal computers can create real problems for users. But what happens when that computer controls a power station or water treatment works? To understand cyber-attacks on infrastructure, one has to understand the difference between information technology Read More …