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 …

Emerging Tech Impacting The Security Industry

Emerging technologies are already impacting how we live and work. They’re also changing how we approach, plan, and integrate security operations. With the advent of artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, the Internet of Things, augmented reality, materials science, 3-D printing, Read More …