Fraudsters target "wire payment switch" at banks to steal millions
23 Aug 2013
Instead of targeting the bank accounts of individuals or organizations, criminals recently took over the wire payment switch at several U.S. banks to steal millions from their choice of accounts, according to a security analyst. While it's unclear how the attackers gained access to the wire payment switch at banks, saboteurs could have targeted bank staff with phishing emails, an easy way to plant credential-stealing malware on target machines.
The Critical Infrastructure Gap: U.S. Port Facilities and Cyber Vulnerabilities
23 Aug 2013
U.S. port facilities rely as much upon networked computer and control systems. Yet, unlike other sectors of critical infrastructure, little attention has been paid to the networked systems that undergird port operations. Given the current absence of standards and authorities, here is a paper that explores the current state of cybersecurity awareness and culture in selected U.S. port facilities.
The nuclear power industry is one of the most highly regulated and safest industries in the world, and takes cyber threats seriously. In 2009 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission amended their extensive physical protection program regulations to include a specific regulation, for a cybersecurity program that would be a component of the operating licenses.
Hackers have broken into computer systems of the U.S. Department of Energy
23 Aug 2013
Malicious hackers have broken into computer systems of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to hijack sensitive personally information for about 14,000 past and current employees. The DOE confirmed the breach, which occurred at the end of July. This is the second major hack at the DOE this year.
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 the resilience of smart cities, a topic that will be highlighted by thought provoking and visionary keynote speeches on the first afternoon and in conference papers. CRITIS 2013 will be held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), September 16th to 18th.
The core component of a Smart Grid are Smart Meters, which provide the ability to collect and report on energy use consumers do. This raises serious issues related to privacy of individuals, because from the information provided on the energy consumed in homes, it is possible to determine patterns of behavior on individuals lives and identify electrical devices used in your life everyday.
International Cyber Security Strategy Congress 2013
16 Aug 2013
The International Cyber Security Strategy Congress: Moving towards Trustworthy Digital Ecosystems, will be held from September 4th untill September 7th in Belgium, Leuven. ICSS2013 will present the latest developments and thoughts in this field and will also look into the future. It will provide the possibility for knowledge exchange and discussion, and an excellent occasion for networking with experts from all over the world. The objective of the conference is to present the challenges, visions and strategies, state-of-the art and perspectives in the area of information and network security to a wider audience of non- (security) specialised ICT-professionals.
Next NIST workshop on critical infrastructure cybersecurity framework: Dallas, 11 September 2013
09 Aug 2013
Registration is now open for the fourth in a series of workshops to bring together representatives from government, industry, and academia to establish a voluntary Cybersecurity Framework which will help reduce risks to critical infrastructure. The workshop will be held 11-13 September 2013, at the University of Texas at Dallas, and will be the final public session before the preliminary framework is formally released later this year.
First Ibero-American Industrial Cybersecurity Congress
09 Aug 2013
This first event will be held in Madrid (Spain) on next October 2nd and 3rd. Pre- and Post-congress workshops covering additional relationed topics will be organized on October 1st and 4th. First level international speakers will be presenting the state of the art, experiences and case studies about Industrial Cybersecurity from all over the world. All actors will be represented: industrial and cybersecurity vendors, engineering and EPC companies, consultants, integrators, end-users and critical infrastructures will be in Madrid discussing their different perceptions of today's Industrial Cybersecurity reality.