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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

Well Site Teams Discuss Automation Plans

August 29, 2019
Robert Bergman

In the run-up to the forthcoming Future Well Site Automation Summit (Sept. 12, Houston) the organizers surveyed 120 automation leaders, […]

Cyber Attacks

Fast Track to Real-Time Monitoring

August 29, 2019
Robert Bergman

An August Storm Water Solutions story about how the City of Lynchburg, Virginia implemented a public information system, exemplifies the […]

Cyber Attacks

Is the Industry Getting Complacent?

July 30, 2019
Albert Rooyakkers

Although 50% of the respondents to a 2019 SANS report on OT/ ICS cyber security rate threats high or critical, […]