Dallas' 156 sirens, normally used to warn of tornadoes and other dangerous weather, were triggered at 11:42 p.m. CDT on Friday. The wailing did not end until 1:17 a.m. CDT on Saturday when engineers manually shut down the sirens' radio system and repeaters, city Emergency Management Director Rocky Vaz said.
CS Digest Section: Critical Infrastructure
According to MIT experts, over the last 25 years presidents from both parties have paid lip service to the topic while doing little about it, leading to a series of short-term fixes they liken to a losing game of "Whac-a-Mole." This scattershot approach, they say, endangers national security.
Last week the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the successful completion of the 100th iteration of the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity training on defending systems used across the critical infrastructure sectors.
A Homeland Security Department official says part of the Trump administration's cyber agenda is focusing on critical infrastructure through a "neighborhood watch" and identifying high value targets and their respective contingency plans.
Donald Trump's first federal budget puts forward US $1.5 billion for cyber-security to protect the federal government and US critical infrastructure.
CyberX has confirmed at least 70 victims successfully targeted by the operation in a range of sectors including critical infrastructure, media, and scientific research. The operation seeks to capture a range of sensitive information including audio recordings of conversations, screen shots, documents and passwords.
The US oil and gas industry is failing to keep pace with the growing threat from cyberspace, with two-thirds (68%) of organizations suffering a major security breach in the past year, according to a new study.
When you think about the threats to your company’s cybersecurity, you probably think of malicious emails and spearphishing, hacks and data theft, ransomware, malware, spyware, and all the other kinds of -ware. Chances are, you’re not thinking about your thermostat. Or your electric meter. Or your garage door
A new regulation, which takes effect on March 1, requires companies supervised by New York’s Department of Financial Services to establish and maintain a cyber security program that can protect consumers’ private data and "ensure the safety and soundness" of the state’s financial services industry.
This would be the second such known hack of a Ukrainian power facility following a massive December 2015 power outage affecting about 230,000 people, which was later blamed on the Russian government.