The Secretary of State for Security of the Ministry of Interior, and the Secretary of State for Telecommunications of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism inaugurated the Day of Cybersecurity in Madrid on March 5, 2013. The purpose of this forum is to transfer the model for incident management that INTECO and CNPIC established, to the companies responsible for the protection of the IICC. The meeting will conclude with the perception of providers on what they expecto from a incident respon seservice, as well as mechanisms to integrate it within their organization's internal procedures.
SCADA Sandbox Tests Real-World Impact Of Cyberattacks On Critical Infrastructure
28 Feb 2013
The oil and gas industry now has at its disposal a SCADA security test laboratory for testing just how their environments would hold up, or not, to today's attacks. The so-called Industrial Control System (ICS) Sandbox based in Montreal aims to simulate real-world effects of attacks on critical infrastructure to help power plants and other operators to better lock down their environments.
Protecting Power Grids from Hackers Is a Huge Challenge
27 Feb 2013
Securing critical infrastructure needs to go far beyond the measures in President Obama’s recent executive order. The order, announced by President Obama earlier this month, will create voluntary security standards for power utilities and other infrastructure companies and allow them to receive classified government information about security threats.
MiniDuke Malware Used Against European Government Organizations
26 Feb 2013
Researchers have discovered that the threat, dubbed MiniDuke, has been used by cybercriminals to target 59 unique victims located in 23 countries, including Brazil, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Montenegro, Russia and the UK.
NIST Solicits Ideas from Stakeholders for Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure
26 Feb 2013
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register as its first step in the process to develop a Cybersecurity Framework, a set of voluntary standards and best practices to guide industry in reducing cyber risks to the networks and computers that support critical infrastructure vital to the nation's economy, security and daily life.
Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S.
22 Feb 2013
On the outskirts of Shanghai sits a People’s Liberation Army base for China’s growing corps of cyberwarriors. A growing body of digital forensic evidence - confirmed by American intelligence officials who say they have tapped into the activity of the army unit for years - leaves little doubt that an overwhelming percentage of the attacks on American corporations, organizations and government agencies originate in and around the white tower.
NIST will issue a Request for Information from critical infrastructure owners and operators, federal agencies, among others.
21 Feb 2013
President Obama called for the Cybersecurity Framework in his Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Executive Order. In accordance with the Executive Order, the Secretary of Commerce directed the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to lead the development of a framework to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure, such as power plants and financial, transportation and communications systems.
The eighth CRITIS Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security is set to continue a tradition of presenting innovative research and exploring new challenges for the protection of critical information-based infrastructures. This conference focus is on the challenges regarding the cyber resilience of smart cities and smart mobility.
CERT Australia report: 51 critical infrastructure organisations breach in 2012
20 Feb 2013
The Cyber Crime and Security Survey Report, commissioned by CERT Australia and authored by the Centre for Internet Safety, received 255 responses from organisations operating systems of national interest. The organisations came from sectors including energy and water utilities, defence, communications and finance. Ten of those breached organisations had experienced more than 10 breaches in the last year.
Borredá Foundation with the National Center for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CNPIC) and the National Institute of Communication Technologies (INTECO) are jointly organizing the Conference on Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security, in collaboration with the magazine Seguritecnia and Red Seguridad. A meeting to be held on March 5, 2013 in the auditorium of the Hotel Melia Castilla in Madrid.