Tag: infrastructure

DHS Outlines Top Threats in Latest National Terrorism Bulletin

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States. This is the fifth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the previous bulletin that expired Feb. 8, 2022. “DHS remains committed to proactively sharing timely information and intelligence about the […]

Biden Admin Launches Cybersecurity Initiative to Protect U.S. Water Infrastructure

On Jan. 27, the Biden administration announced it will extend the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Initiative to the water sector. The new Water Sector Action Plan outlines surge actions that will take place over the next 100 days to improve the cybersecurity of the nation’s water and wastewater systems. The action plan was developed […]

SIA Highlights What the New Infrastructure Law Means for Security Pros

On Nov. 15, President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The bipartisan legislation, which Congress recently passed following months of negotiations, includes investments designed to help fix, modernize, and secure the country’s infrastructure. “Look folks, for too long, we’ve talked about having the best economy in the world,” said […]

National Lab’s ‘Shadow Figment’ Tech Foils Cyberattacks

Scientists have created a cybersecurity technology called Shadow Figment that is designed to lure hackers into an artificial world, then stop them from doing damage by feeding them illusory tidbits of success. The aim is to sequester bad actors by captivating them with an attractive—but imaginary—world. The technology is aimed at protecting physical targets—infrastructure such […]

Pipeline Cyberattack Results in FMCSA Issuing HOS Exemption

On May 9, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a temporary exemption for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) from hours of service (HOS) regulations to ensure adequate fuel supplies in several East Coast states following a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.