NERC CIP compliance in Azure

When I did my first North American Electric Reliability Corporation—Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) compliance project it was 2009. NERC CIP was at version 3. It was the first mandatory cybersecurity standard that the utility I was working for had Read More …

Microsoft Wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Contract, Thwarting Amazon

The Department of Defense on Friday awarded a $10 billion technology contract to Microsoft over Amazon in a contest that was closely watched after President Trump ramped up his criticism of Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, and said he might intervene. The 10-year contract Read More …

Major HSM vulnerabilities impact banks, cloud providers, governments

Two security researchers have recently revealed vulnerabilities that can be exploited remotely to retrieve sensitive data stored inside special computer components known as HSMs (Hardware Security Modules). HSMs are hardware-isolated devices that use advanced cryptography to store, manipulate, and work with Read More …

The FBI is looking to the cloud to stop the next terrorist attack

The FBI is in the midst of a data crisis. Of course, there’s no shortage of data for the bureau to process. The problem, as Christine Halvorsen explained Tuesday, is that criminal investigations generate more data than the bureau can handle manually. “The solution is Read More …

Cloud, cars and IoT could change grid cybersecurity

The proliferation of connected devices including electric cars could provide grid operators with an operational view of cybersecurity threats and change the way the grid is secured, said Karen Evans, assistant secretary of the Energy Department’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Read More …