NZ to fund NZ$10m to support Pacific cybersecurity strategy

The New Zealand government has announced it will provide NZ$10 million over five years to support Pacific countries as they develop national cybersecurity strategies to secure infrastructure and data, enhance online safety, and implement new cyber crime laws. Minister of Read More …

Iranian hackers resume credential-stealing phishing attacks against universities around the world

An Iranian hacking operation has expanded a global phishing campaign that targets universities in an attempt to steal usernames and passwords. Dubbed Colbalt Dickens, the campaign was initially detailed in August last year, with researchers at Secureworks blaming cyberattacks targeting universities in 14 Read More …

Cyber-security incident at US power grid entity linked to unpatched firewalls

A cyber-security incident that impacted a US power grid entity earlier this year was not as dangerous as initially thought, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) said last week. In a report highlighting the “lessons learned” from a past Read More …

FERC, NERC propose to publicly identify utilities violating cybersecurity standards

Safeguarding the U.S. power grid against a potential cyberattack remains a high priority for regulators and utilities alike. While there has been no loss of load in North America from a cyberattack, the threat is at an all-time high, according to Read More …

NIS Directive: One Year On – Has it Been Enough?

Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) faces increased risk of cyber-attacks, the threat to essential services is extremely real, and organizations are faced with the daunting task of securing their Operational Technology (OT) environments. Over the past few years, we have witnessed Read More …

Exercise Cyber Star adds complex cyber attack scenarios to strengthen Singapore’s readiness

A widespread compromise of industrial control systems in critical services sectors here was among several more complex scenarios tested for the first time at a nation-wide cyber-security exercise. In its third run, Exercise Cyber Star’s more than 250 participants from Read More …

ACSC helps power energy sector’s cybersecurity capabilities

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has plugged into energy sector organisations and government agencies to help power their cybersecurity capabilities. The nationwide program — which started in November 2018 – aims to improve the energy industry’s cyber threat resilience and responses. Read More …

Israel Railways builds new cyber-monitoring center

This month, Israel Railways is launching a new innovative cyber-monitoring center (SOC) unifying the OT/IT networks. This was revealed at the transportation panel from Cybertech’s exclusive seminar, in collaboration with Fortinet. “Israel Railways is considered critical infrastructure. Furthermore, it’s a Read More …

WannaCry-style cyber attack could trigger full NATO response, says Secretary General

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said a cyber attack on a single member state could constitute an attack on all 29 members. The announcement effectively incorporates cyber security into Article 5 of the NATO founding treaty, a “collective defence Read More …