Cybersecurity Firms Warn of New Malware Threat to Electric Grids

Two cyber security companies said they have uncovered a sophisticated piece of malicious software capable of causing power outages by ordering industrial computers to shut down electricity transmission. Read about the new malware threats to electric grids as warned by two cyber security companies on Fortune.

Hackers increase attacks on energy sector computers

Reports released this past week by U.S. security officials and private cybersecurity researchers suggest hacking of energy facility computers is on the rise, and happens far more often than the public assumes. Read how the various reports indicate that there are increasing hacking attacks on energy sector computers on Houston Chronicle.

Industrial control systems top threat to UK cyber security

Vulnerabilities in industrial control systems commonly used by suppliers of critical national infrastructure are potentially the biggest threats to UK cyber security, according to a cyber defence expert. Read why Azeem Aleem of RSA says that industrial control systems are a top threat to United Kingdom cyber security on Computer Weekly.

Smart power grid technology may be prone to hacking: study

Smart grid technology – such as management systems in power plants – may be prone to hacking, say scientists who delved into “nightmare” scenarios where hackers exploit security weaknesses and execute a disruptive plan of cyberattacks. Reliability measures of electrical grid has risen to a new norm as it involves physical security and cybersecurity. Read about […]

Cyber Risks Threaten Physical Security, Industrial Controls

Read why Kevin Ingram says that cyber risks can threaten physical security and industrial controls on CIO : “What are we doing to protect ourselves from cyberattacks?” It’s a question every CFO eventually asks their team. Although the question suggests IT-specific concerns like malware, firewalls, and virus scans, CFOs need to pause and broaden their perspective, examine […]

Four Security Priorities Will Drive Adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things

Read Peter Zornio list four priorities which will drive enterprises to adopt industrial Internet of Things on Industry Week : The potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is bound only by the limits of our creativity. But its realization will forever be tied to security. We’ve seen this trend play out among early Industrial […]

Global Cybersecurity Threats to the Maritime Sector

As cybersecurity risks to the nation’s critical infrastructure – including those parts in the transportation and maritime sectors – continue to grow, the incoming Trump Administration has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of its top priorities. Read about the top global cyber security threats to the shipping sector on Hellenic Shipping News.

Why Canadian Energy Firms Are at a Bigger Risk From Cyber Attacks

Canada’s main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities, and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document obtained by Reuters. Read how the Canadian energy firms are at risk from cyber attacks on Fortune.

Locken: Understanding terrorist threat to our water sector

The National Critical Infrastructure Protection Plan, a document which unifies a nation’s energy, nuclear, finance, transport and water sectors, identifies the very real threat our world faces from terrorism. Although it is not the only threat facing our global infrastructure, terrorism is, unfortunately, a very topical one which must be taken seriously. For instance, at […]

Hacktastrophe: How cyber-attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure could lead to catastrophic property loss

Read Thomas Caswell, III and Justin Evans’ article about how cyber attacks could hit United States public key infrastructure and cause catastrophic loss on JD Supra : Although cyber-attacks have traditionally implicated more liability-leaning coverages, several attacks in recent years should give property insurers cause for concern going into the future. Hackers have proven they […]