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 …

Managing the Risk of IT-OT Convergence

Why manufacturing and logistics are especially challenged. A few years ago, it wasn’t easy getting executives on board with the concept of operational technology (OT) security. Having finally come around to acknowledging the need for information technology (IT) security, boards Read More …

Mattis establishes DOD task force to protect critical tech, information

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has established a task force whose sole purpose is to better secure the Department of Defense’s important technology and information. Mattis issued a memo dated Oct. 24 creating the Protecting Critical Technology Task Force (PCTTF) to report to the Read More …

Every Wi-Fi network at risk of unprecedented ‘Krack’ hacking attack

Every Wi-Fi connection is potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic, researchers have revealed. The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to Read More …

Report: Healthcare Organizations Spend $12.5 Million a Year on Cybersecurity

Cybercrime is costing businesses, on average, $11.7 million a year, a 23 percent increase from $9.5 million in cybercrime-related spending last year. The accelerating cost of cybercrime over the past five years also means that the cost of cybercrime has Read More …

Audit finds network vulnerabilities at NRC

An independent audit focused on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission found that one of its main offices may have network vulnerabilities and recommends more-frequent updates of the commission’s cybersecurity policies and procedures. The NRC is split into four regional offices across the country; Read More …

IT Modernization Bill Clears Senate as Part of Defense Authorization Bill

The Modernizing Government Technology Act—and several other tech amendments—passed the Senate as part of the annual defense appropriations bill. The $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act, which sets defense personnel, policy and spending, passed by a vote of 89 to Read More …