Purdue joins U.S. Department of Energy supported Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute led by the University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) today formally launched the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), a $111 million public-private partnership. Led by UTSA, the university will enter into a five-year corporative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy Read More …

IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act Passed, Heads to President’s Desk

Security experts are applauding the recent stamp of approval by the U.S. Senate on a groundbreaking internet-of-things (IoT) security regulatory effort. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, which was led in bipartisan sponsorship by Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Robin Kelly Read More …

Adventures in MQTT Part II: Identifying MQTT Brokers in the Wild

The use of publicly accessible MQTT brokers is prevalent across numerous verticals and technology fields. I was able to identify systems related to energy production, hospitality, finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, building management, surveillance, workplace safety, vehicle fleet management, shipping, construction, Read More …

Cyber must be part of all-hazards national resilience: Home Affairs chief

Cyber resilience needs to be part of a coherent “all vectors and all sectors” approach to national security, according to Mike Pezzullo, Secretary of Australia’s Department of Home Affairs. National security itself also needs to be discussed more broadly, he Read More …

Cyber Risks Are Top of Mind Throughout the Power Sector

The electric power sector in the United States has a long history of facing threats to our infrastructure—whether they are natural or man‐made. While cyberthreats are indeed much more complex, particularly when you consider that some of our cyber adversaries Read More …

Why the Department of Defense’s Cyber Security Strategy Is Worth Emulating

While 2020 has given the U.S. a multitude of challenges to manage simultaneously, a perennial pandemic that has been buried in the headlines must never be ignored — cyber breaches. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated cyber risks as corporations Read More …

CISA working on cyber-risk framework to prioritize emerging threats

Whether it’s protecting a government-supported effort to produce coronavirus vaccines and treatments, or preventing interference in this November’s election, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is working with industry partners to stay on top of the latest cyber threats. In Read More …

Garmin obtains decryption key after ransomware attack

Smartwatch maker Garmin has obtained the decryption key to recover its computer files from a ransomware attack last Thursday, Sky News has learned. Last week, Garmin’s services were taken offline after hackers infected the company’s networks with a ransomware virus Read More …

Ransomware gang demands $7.5 million from Argentinian ISP

A ransomware gang has infected the internal network of Telecom Argentina, one of the country’s largest internet service providers, and is now asking for a $7.5 million ransom demand to unlock encrypted files. The incident took place over the weekend, Read More …

Why blackouts are so common in Afghanistan

Early this month, Afghanistan’s electricity sector took three major hits after blasts crippled transmission towers in Kabul’s Chimtala area and Charikar city in Parwan province. The next day in Charikar, explosives detonated at the site killed one official and injured Read More …