US ports get security boost from 2020 grant program

More than 30 U.S. ports will receive federal funding to protect critical port infrastructure from threats as part of the 2020 Port Security Grant Program, government officials said this week. The grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Read More …

Coronavirus: The 5G conspiracy theory just won’t go away – here’s why it’s nonsense

As a scientifically impossible conspiracy theory linking the deployment of 5G radio antennas to the coronavirus pandemic refuses to go away, Sky News explains why it is nonsense. According to the conspiracy theories the symptoms of COVID-19 are caused by Read More …

US wants to isolate power grids with ‘retro’ technology to limit cyber-attacks

The US is very close to improving power grid security by mandating the use of “retro” (analog, manual) technologies on US power grids as a defensive measure against foreign cyber-attacks that could bring down power distribution as a result. The Read More …

Only six TSA staffers are overseeing US oil&gas pipeline security

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the US agency in charge of the US oil&gas pipeline system, has a serious staffing issue on physical and cyber-security positions. According to a report published today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a bi-partisan government agency Read More …

Analysis: Drone Tech Creates New Type of Blended Threat

Hacked drones are breaching physical and cyberdefenses to cause disruption and steal data, experts warn. In the run-up to Christmas 2018, rogue drones grounded planes at London Gatwick, the UK’s second-busiest airport. Four months later, the operators have not been Read More …

DOE, FERC Announce Technical Conference on Energy Infrastructure Security Practices

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced today they will co-host a technical conference on Security Investments for Energy Infrastructure to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure. The technical conference will take Read More …

Newsmaker Interview: Bruce Schneier on Physical Cyber Threats

Bruce Schneier discusses the clash between critical infrastructure and cyber threats. Attacks on physical devices and infrastructure offer a new target for cyber crime, a new opportunity for espionage and even a few front in cyber war. Rather than exploit Read More …

IoT Marks the Convergence of Physical Security and Cybersecurity

Incorporating the internet into the physical world initially began as a slow shift. It has since gained unprecedented momentum with the emergence of the Internet of Things (“IoT”). Multiple “smart” tools with computing capabilities have become smaller and cheaper, resulting Read More …