FERC issues notice of proposed rulemaking to extend reporting requirements for cyberattacks targeting the energy sector

Data Protection Report

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held public briefings about an attempt by a state-sponsored Russian hacking group to target control systems for U.S. DHS’ webinar explained that the hackers obtained access to vendors providing computer services to electric utilities companies. This initial access enabled the hackers to gain entry to power company control systems through a complex series of security compromises lasting quite some time.

Business ID Theft Soars Amid COVID Closures

Krebs on Security

based cyber intelligence firm Hold Security has been monitoring the communications between and among a businesses ID theft gang apparently operating in Georgia and Florida but targeting businesses throughout the United States.

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STEPS FORWARD: Math geniuses strive to make a pivotal advance — by obfuscating software code

The Last Watchdog

Related: How Multi Party Computation is disrupting encrypti on An accomplished violinist, Einstein, no doubt, appreciated the symmetry of his metaphor. Our top math geniuses point to iO as a cornerstone needed to unleash the full potential of artificially intelligent (AI) programs running across highly complex and dynamic cloud platforms, soon to be powered by quantum computers. This, in fact, is the core security challenge companies face defending their business networks.

Cybersecurity Risks of 5G – And How to Control Them

eSecurity Planet

Consumer electronics, business, network appliances, and industrial IoT (IIoT) devices are all driving the exponential growth of IoT systems. Whether it’s a misconfiguration or inadequate security or patching , new vulnerabilities found in IoT systems seem to make the news every week.

FERC Approves NERC’s Supply Chain Risk Management Reliability Standards and Directs NERC to Expand Their Scope

Data Matters

A string of Governmental announcements have increasingly sounded the alarm about the growing cybersecurity threat facing the energy sector. Among other things, these reports have announced that state-sponsored cyber actors have successfully gained access to the control rooms of utilities. Against this backdrop, it is unsurprising that energy regulators have increasingly focused their attention on cybersecurity issues.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in December 2020 – 148 million records breached

IT Governance

We logged 134 security incidents in December, which accounted for 148,354,955 breached records. What else would you expect from the final month of 2020 than the highest number of publicly disclosed incidents we’ve ever recorded?