The European Network for Cyber Security organizes the Smart Grid IT Security 2013 even, where experts from power grid owners, their suppliers, academia and government will share their experiences. The objective for GrITs 2013 is to provide new knowledge, general solutions and road maps for the implementation of cyber security policies. It will be held on 6-7 June in The Hague Netherlands.
It is a foundation that seeks to respond to the growing need for cross-border cooperation in the Network security. They aim to make a common front to prevent risks, more frequent every day, and react when necessary. The European Cyber Security Group hopes to work and cooperate with governments of different countries, and with the institutions of the Union, sharing information about threats, advising on best practices for protecting.
CloudCERT project will be presented at the 8th CERT workshop - Part I, that will be held on 21-22 May by ENISA in Bucharest (Rumania). The presentation focuses on the objectives of the project, its current status and roadmap, and how can it be useful for CERT teams.
ENISA 8th annual workshop 'CERTs in Europe' - Part I is an opportunity to provide EU national/governamental CERT teams technical specialists hands-on training, and additionally to offer a chance to exchange contacts. Participants get to know and meet again other CERT team members, and share their opinions about best practices and experiences. The workshop will be held on 21-22 May, in Bucharest (Rumania).
This conference, which takes place in Tallinn (Estonia) on 4-7 June, is set up in two parallel tracks with one concentrating on the technical and the other on the strategic aspects of the implications of using automatic methods in cyber conflicts. In addition to the main programme a set of workshops is offered to the participants on 4 June.
Government launches information sharing partnership on cyber security
26 Apr 2013
The Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP) delivers a key component of the UK's cyber security strategy in facilitating the sharing of information on cyber threats in order to make UK businesses more secure in cyberspace. This follows a successful pilot scheme launched by the Prime Minister which included over 160 companies across a range of UK sectors.
Three years ago, the concept of industrial cyber security became a popular discussion topic within the industrial networking community. Now the discussion has risen to the level of heads of state within the international community. The Executive Order signed by President Obama in February of this year is just one indication of the importance being attached to this issue.
Critical network control systems such as SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition), Building Management Systems (BMS) and PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) all use a proprietary wireless technology which could potentially be hacked using SDR equipment and a PC. The specialist data communicated by these systems could be intercepted, captured and replayed to suspend service and cause widespread disruption. These systems will also be at greater risk in the future as smart meters are brought online, increasing the attack surface of the network. The lowering price point, advances in processing power and difficulties in detecting SDR attacks are also likely to increase its appeal.
Green light for new regulation for EU Cyber Security Agency ENISA given by the European Parliament
19 Apr 2013
Today, 16, April, the European Parliament voted in plenary in Strasbourg, on the new regulation proposal for strengthening ENISA. The regulation proposal was adopted as tabled, without any additional amendments, with an overwhelming majority of the Members of Parliament, for a reinforced Agency. With this new mandate, ENISA is able to fully support the EU's Cyber Security Strategy, envisaging a reinforced role for ENISA, with the intention to increase resources to help protect Europe's digital society and economy.
NSA Director: Information-Sharing Critical To U.S. Cybersecurity
19 Apr 2013
Information-sharing and visibility into the threat landscape are vital for the public and private sectors to defend cyberspace, National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander told an audience at The Georgia Tech Cyber Security Symposium yesterday. The key to this is crafting legislation that protects privacy while facilitating sharing between intelligence agencies, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and critical infrastructure, explained Alexander at the two-day event at Georgia Tech University.