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Cyber Attacks
 

ICS and Supply Chain Security Gaining National Attention

June 27, 2019
Albert Rooyakkers

On the heels of its recent delineation of key components of the critical infrastructure, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is intensifying its emphasis and spending on both cyber security and supply chain integrity.

 

In its May 24, 2019 coverage of CISA Director Christopher Krebs’ recent remarks at the Georgetown University Cybersecurity Law summit, Inside Cybersecurity news service reported that Krebs identified supply chain and industrial control system security as two “pathfinder” initiatives that will receive top priority in the coming years.

 

Among the strategy he proposed to address supply chain security is a three-pronged approach “for determining the threat from a supplier,” based on a “bonding operational directive” that the DHS issued last year, with broad political support. That political support probably contributed to Krebs getting more budget than requested, as another source, FCW, reported.

 

“The bill allocates approximately $2 billion for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a $335 million bump from last year and $408 million above what was requested in the president’s budget. Lawmakers in both parties have expressed support over the past year for the idea of providing CISA with more resources to carry out its cybersecurity mission.”

 

 
Cyber Attacks

U.S. Security Agencies Warn of Cyber Attack Threats to Unauthenticated PLCs and other OT

August 27, 2020
Robert Bergman

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have urged critical infrastructure facilities to take […]

Cyber Attacks

Encrypt or Be Encrypted: Mysterious Ransomware Attacks OT

August 27, 2020
Robert Bergman

A second bit of ransomware code designed to target industrial control systems has emerged. Similar to the Megacortex malware that […]

Cyber Attacks

Signs of Hope in Cyber Security, But …

August 27, 2020
Robert Bergman

Accenture has published its 2020 Cybersecurity Resilience Report based on its survey of 4,644 executives in 24 industries. Although few […]