COVID-19: Why weren’t we ready?

In May 2009, Alan Johnson, the then Labour health secretary, was questioned by the House of Lords science and technology committee. The committee was, in the midst of the 2009 swine flu outbreak, investigating the threat of pandemic influenza. Swine Read More …

Coronavirus: Plans put in place to ensure electricity supply is maintained during outbreak

The plans being implemented by the electricity distributor SP Energy Networks also introduce special measures to protect supply for critical national infrastructure and public service sites; including hospitals, nursing homes, food supply chain businesses, Ministry of Defence sites and prisons. Read More …

Paging A Joint Task Force: Cyber Defense Of Pandemic Medical Infrastructure

The ongoing global response to COVID-19 infections has become a critical public health, economic, and national security priority. The crisis has been made worse by ransomware and other disruptive intrusion incidents, threatening the continued provision of healthcare services to patients Read More …

US government authorities fail to train employees on ransomware detection, prevention

The majority of state and local government agencies are failing to prepare their employees to spot cyberattacks or teach them how to handle ransomware incidents in the workplace, new research suggests. On Thursday, IBM Security released the results of a new Read More …

Croatia’s largest petrol station chain impacted by cyber-attack

A security incident described as “a cyber-attack” has crippled some business operations at INA Group, Croatia’s biggest oil company, and its largest petrol station chain. The attack took place last Friday, on February 14, at 22:00, local time, the company 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 …

DOD contractor suffers ransomware infection

Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA), a 40-year-old electronics company and a well-known US government contractor, has suffered a ransomware infection, ZDNet has learned. The infection hit the company last week. Among the systems that had data encrypted during the incident were Read More …

Britain’s biggest high street banks affected by Travelex cyber attack

Britain’s biggest high street banks have been left unable to process foreign currency orders following the cyber attack on Travelex, which provides services for them. Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays and HSBC are among more than a Read More …

MP Says Austria Unprepared After Cyberattack on Foreign Ministry

The Austrian State Department’s IT systems were under a ‘serious attack’ suspected to be carried out by a state-backed threat group according to a joint statement from the Foreign Ministry (BMEIA) and the Ministry of the Interior (BMI). “A coordination committee Read More …

CISA: Increased Geopolitical Tensions and Threats

Increased geopolitical tensions and threats of aggression may result in cyber and physical attacks against the Homeland and also destructive hybrid attacks by proxies against U.S. targets and interests abroad. Knowing how you, your organization, and your personnel may be Read More …