Yemen’s Houthis say Saudi oil facility hit in overnight attack

Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have attacked a large oil facility in an industrial complex south of the Saudi Arabian city of Jizan as part of an overnight operation. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis said on Monday it intercepted Read More …

Energy Department: Help Us Design the Next A.I. Grand Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for input from artificial intelligence researchers on how to design a series of open competitions that spur innovation and bolster U.S. technological superiority in A.I. The DOE’s Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) is exploring Read More …

Trump bans acquisition of foreign power grid equipment, citing hacking threats

President Donald Trump signed today an executive order barring US power grid entities from buying and installing electrical equipment that has been manufactured outside the US. Trump said that “foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in the United States bulk-power Read More …

PoetRAT Trojan targets energy sector using coronavirus lures

Government and energy sectors are being targeted in a new campaign that weaponizes the coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday, Cisco Talos researchers Warren Mercer, Paul Rascagneres and Vitor Ventura published an analysis of a new campaign that deploys PoetRAT, a previously-undiscovered Remote Access Trojan (RAT) Read More …

US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Guidance On The Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America that highlighted the importance of the critical infrastructure workforce. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) executes the Secretary Read More …

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 …