IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act Passed, Heads to President’s Desk

Security experts are applauding the recent stamp of approval by the U.S. Senate on a groundbreaking internet-of-things (IoT) security regulatory effort. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, which was led in bipartisan sponsorship by Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Robin Kelly Read More …

Adventures in MQTT Part II: Identifying MQTT Brokers in the Wild

The use of publicly accessible MQTT brokers is prevalent across numerous verticals and technology fields. I was able to identify systems related to energy production, hospitality, finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, building management, surveillance, workplace safety, vehicle fleet management, shipping, construction, Read More …

Massachusetts school district shut down by ransomware attack

The Springfield Public Schools district in Massachusetts has become the victim of a ransomware attack that has caused the closure of schools while they investigate the cyberattack. Springfield is the third largest school district in Massachusetts with over 25,000 students, Read More …

Cyber Risks Are Top of Mind Throughout the Power Sector

The electric power sector in the United States has a long history of facing threats to our infrastructure—whether they are natural or man‐made. While cyberthreats are indeed much more complex, particularly when you consider that some of our cyber adversaries Read More …

Why the Department of Defense’s Cyber Security Strategy Is Worth Emulating

While 2020 has given the U.S. a multitude of challenges to manage simultaneously, a perennial pandemic that has been buried in the headlines must never be ignored — cyber breaches. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated cyber risks as corporations Read More …

City of Hartford postpones first day of school after ransomware attack

Officials from the city of Hartford, Connecticut, were forced to postpone the first day of the new school calendar year after a ransomware infection impacted the city’s IT network. According to a statement published by Hartford Public Schools, the school Read More …

Chilean bank shuts down all branches following ransomware attack

BancoEstado, one of Chile’s three biggest banks, was forced to shut down all branches on Monday following a ransomware attack that took place over the weekend. “Our branches will not be operational and will remain closed today,” the bank said Read More …

Australia Post parcel portal offline following ‘technical’ issue

Australia Post on Thursday experienced a handful of failures across its business, with reports people were receiving parcels not addressed to them and the addressees unable to redirect the delivery online. The postal service’s online portal went down, with a Read More …