Critical infrastructure at risk again from Stuxnet-like attack

A dozen vulnerabilities including previously undisclosed exploits have been discovered in software used to maintain industrial control systems (ICS) which could lead to another devastating attack on highly-prevalent critical infrastructure. The researchers from Tenable likened the vulnerabilities to those in the family Read More …

Study Highlights ‘Relentless’ Attacks On Critical Infrastructure

Cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure are “relentless and continuous”, with successful attacks often taking systems offline, a new study has found. The study by the Ponemon Institute, based on a survey of 701 security professionals in seven countries, including the UK, found that Read More …

Industrial Network Switches Rife with Vulnerabilities

Industrial switches used to build networks in the oil and gas and maritime logistics sectors, as well as broader critical national infrastructure (CNI) are rife with security vulnerabilities, according to cybersecurity company Positive Technologies. The Framingham, Massachusetts-based company said it had identified Read More …

Senior Defence figure raises concerns about future cyber attacks

One of Australia’s senior military figures says the threat of cyber attacks against the nation’s infrastructure and military networks is on the rise. Major General Marcus Thompson leads the Information Warfare Division, which was set up in mid-2017 with the Read More …

Australia has a challenge of scaling defence capabilities for large cyber attacks

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Head of Information Warfare Major General Marcus Thompson is concerned that while the nation has “good” defence capabilities, those capabilities might not be able to scale if Australia was faced with a large-scale attack in a Read More …

Germany sees big rise in security problems affecting infrastructure

Germany has experienced a big increase in the number of security incidents hitting critical infrastructure such as power grids and water suppliers, the BSI cybersecurity agency said on Sunday, adding however that they were not all due to hacking. The Read More …

Data breaches, cyberattacks are top global risks alongside natural disasters and climate change

Cyberattacks and their potential to cripple critical infrastructure remain one of the biggest risks facing the world today, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned. Both large-scale cyberattacks and mass incidents of data theft feature in the top five most likely Read More …

Drone jamming system to protect European airports, public spaces

‘There are some who are using them for criminal acts. For example, drones are being used to smuggle drugs, telephones or other stuff into prisons. That is a very specific use case where the pilot is deliberately breaking the rules. Read More …

Authorities must do more to meet airport drone threat – Met police chief

Government and security officials must “up their game” to tackle the illegal use of drones at airports which brought chaos to London’s Gatwick airport in the run-up to Christmas, Britain’s most senior police officer said on Thursday. Three days of Read More …