The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and FBI published a joint fact sheet on Feb. 21 outlining the top cybersecurity actions water and wastewater systems sector (WWS) entities can take to improve their cyber resiliency.
Feds Warn of Chinese Hack Into US Critical Infrastructure
Federal agencies called on all organizations today to urgently implement a series of cybersecurity actions after discovering that a Chinese-based hacking group has compromised the IT environments of multiple U.S. critical infrastructure organizations – with the end goal of a future cyberattack.
In joint guidance released on Jan. 17, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – alongside the FBI – is warning critical infrastructure and state, local, tribal, and territorial partners of cybersecurity threats posed by Chinese-manufactured unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its third report in a series of four that lay out the main cybersecurity areas the Federal government needs to urgently address.
In a recent report, the National Governors Association (NGA) detailed what practices governors can follow to establish effective cybersecurity governance bodies that support critical infrastructure cybersecurity, with a specific focus on the energy sector.
The Biden administration is proposing that the Federal government take a giant leap into the national broadband service market – traditionally the province of the private sector – in order to close persistent service availability and affordability gaps across the United States.
Participants described how their participation in Jack Voltaic 2.0, a joint exercise between the City of Houston and the Army Cyber Institute held in July 2018, opened their eyes to the threats of a combined cyber and physical attack on critical infrastructure.
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rare public alert last week about a large-scale Russian cyber campaign targeting U.S. infrastructure raised a piercing alarm about vulnerabilities in the nation’s power grid, and underscored what officials have meant when talking about the need for a whole-of-government and whole-of-nation approach to cyber defense.
Designating state election systems to the nation’s critical infrastructure was a misstep on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, according to William Gardner, New Hampshire’s secretary of state.