The European project CloudCERT co-funded by the European Union (EU) has finished last 31 December 2013.
CloudCERT Project has provided a testbed environment for the exchange of information on Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and its security aspects, enabling the cooperation and coordination of the agents involved to effectively manage cyber risk critical assets.
CloudCERT platform provided, minimizes obstacles for the cooperation of PIC operators and protection authorities in Europe. In this way, enables the creation of a European security framework for the protection of such infrastructures resulting in a major impact on health, safety, welfare of citizens, or operation of the Administrations.
Main Project deliverables and results are published in this project website.
EU nations developing cyber capabilities to infiltrate government, private targets
30 Dec 2013
European countries have entered a global race to develop aggressive cyber attack capabilities, according to the latest threat landscape analysis published by the European cyber security Agency ENISA. ENISA analysed 250 reports and sources for its annual report, revealing that multiple nation states have now developed capabilities that can be used to infiltrate all kinds of targets both governmental and private ones in order to achieve their objectives.
The NATO has announced to be close to launch two Cyber Response Teams to protect the infrastructures of the Alliance in the case of cyber attacks
30 Dec 2013
NATO is establishing its reaction units to protect its infrastructure in case of cyber attacks, the organization will set-up exactly two teams for the purpose. NATO is considered a privileged target for hackers, in 2012 it suffered 2,500 significant cases of cyber attacks against its networks, during the 2013 the situation has remained almost unchanged but security experts believe that the number of sophisticated offensives is likely to increase.
ARGOS European Project launched for critical infrastructures attacks detection
27 Dec 2013
Using a sensor network that combines ultimate video, audio or vibration sensors that do not infringe the right of privacy of individuals, ARGOS ensure the safety of environments that require comprehensive monitoring, as nuclear power plants, pipelines or petrol stations, among others.
Industrial automation software used worldwide to create and configure wireless radios that connect devices in environments such as oil and gas is vulnerable to attack by a hacker armed with an antenna from as far as 30 miles away.
Forward Plans for the UK National Cyber Security Strategy
27 Dec 2013
Improving the UK´s cyber security is and will remain a top priority for the UK Government, and the 2013 Spending Review directed a further £210 million to the UK National Cyber Security Programme in 2015-16, on top of the £650 million set aside over the previous four years.
Good practice guide for CERTs in the area of Industrial Control Systems - Computer Emergency Response Capabilities considerations for ICS
27 Dec 2013
This document builds upon the current practice of CERTs with responsibilities for ICS networks, and also on the earlier work of ENISA on a baseline capabilities scheme for national/ governmental (n/g) CERTs. The document is an initial attempt to provide a good practice guide for the entities that have been tasked to provide ICS Computer Emergency Response Capabilities (ICS-CERC).
Spanish Logistics Centre presents a guide for information security in the supply chain and Critical Infrastructure
27 Dec 2013
This new work published by the Spanish Logistics Centre focuses on security risks that threaten the information accompanying the goods along the supply chain, as well as the systems used to store and treat all information generated by the logistics activity, and proposes a comprehensive approach to security that allows the establishment of appropriate security policies, including all logical systems and the corresponding systems analysis and risk management.
ENISA's new CERTs Inventory and updated map now available
20 Dec 2013
ENISA’s new, updated and expanded Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) Inventory now includes 222 CERTs. This is 13 teams more than the number reported at the previous update, in June 2013. The number shows the continuing expansion of CERTs teams across Europe, while at the same time reflecting ENISA’s more detailed CERT mapping.