Tag: critical infrastructure

Biden Admin Launches $1 Billion State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “first-of-its-kind” cybersecurity grant program specifically for state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments across the country. This State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program, made possible thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides $1 billion in funding to SLT partners over four years, with $185 million available […]

While Cyber Reporting Law Will Help Combat Ransomware, Data Recovery Remains Essential 

With President Biden signing a $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations bill into law earlier this year, the federal government is poised to spend billions of dollars to strengthen cybersecurity and information technology within its agencies. But the spending package also addresses one of the more persistent challenges to identifying and mitigating wide-ranging cyberattacks, including ransomware, in […]

Now & Next: Drone Market Is Taking Off

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, have soared in popularity over the past few years. With nearly 1 million commercial and recreational drones currently registered in the U.S., the futuristic flying machines now represent both major opportunities and potential dangers for security operations. Thus, the security industry continues to develop UAS and counter-UAS […]

Why DOD Must First Define Its Critical Infrastructure to Protect U.S. National Interests

With the introduction of the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), defending critical infrastructure has been top of mind for the federal government. House-passed amendment 955 of the FY23 NDAA calls for the creation of a class of “systemically important” critical infrastructure providers. The debate and discussion about critical infrastructure continues from one started last […]

IBM Report Reveals Top Data Breach Trends as Costs Hit All-Time High

IBM Security released its 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report, revealing costlier and higher-impact data breaches than ever before, with the global average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $4.35 million for studied organizations. With breach costs increasing nearly 13% over the last two years of the annual report, the findings suggest these […]

Supply Chain Blind Spots Expose New Energy Industry Cybersecurity Risks

Energy is one of the top three industries reporting cyberattacks, and it faces specific challenges. Companies in the sector have been tackling IT security for several decades. But securing operational technology (OT)—the computing and communications systems that manage, monitor, and control industrial operations—has become a more recent and increasingly urgent challenge for the sector. As […]

Feds Warn U.S. Health Sector About North Korean Ransomware Attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) that provides information on Maui ransomware, which has been used by North Korean state-sponsored cyber actors since at least May 2021 to target Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector organizations. The […]

DHS Expects ‘More Dynamic’ U.S. Threat Environment in Coming Months

In the wake of several high-profile violent attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its latest National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States.  This is the sixth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the current one that expired June 7. It outlines top threat factors […]

Energy Execs Have Major Cybersecurity Concerns, But Are They Taking Enough Action?

Energy executives believe that more extreme cyberattacks on the industry are likely to cause harm to life, property, and the environment in the next two years. However, defensive action appears to be lagging. That’s according to new research from DNV, an independent risk management and quality assurance provider. The Cyber Priority report, which explores the […]

Biden Admin Unveils Counter-UAS National Action Plan

The Biden administration has released what it called the “first whole-of-government plan” to address domestic threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as “drones.” According to a White House fact sheet, UAS have become a regular feature of American life over the last decade. They’re used for recreation, research, and commerce. But the […]