10 Feb 2021

Florida Water Utility Hack Highlights Risks to Critical Infrastructure

Last Friday, a hacker attempted to poison the town of Oldsmar, Florida’s water supply by increasing the percentage of lye by a factor of 111 through remotely accessing the town’s water treatment location. An operator quickly caught the mistake and reversed the potentially deadly changes, alerting law enforcement. Although an

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02 Nov 2020

Crippling Cyberattacks, Disinformation Top Concerns for Election Day

Cyber researchers have been voicing concerns over cyberattacks on US critical election infrastructure and the spread of disinformation campaigns affecting the democratic process within the US. Election-related cybersecurity news has been more and more frequent this election, and the US electorate is more worried than ever about late-stage cyberattacks occurring

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27 Oct 2020

The Russian Hackers Playing ‘Chekhov’s Gun’ With US Infrastructure

In an advisory warning published last week by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the government notified the public of a sophisticated Russian hacking group called Berserk Bear. The group allegedly carried out a broad hacking campaign targeting US state, local, and territorial government agencies,

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25 Aug 2020

Dozens feared trapped in building collapse in India’s Maharashtra state

In India’s western Maharashtra state, building collapse has injured 18, and authorities believe that up to 60 more people are trapped in the rubble. Teams from the National Disaster Response Force have been searching through the remains after a five-story building collapsed in the city of Pune, located in the

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20 Mar 2020

Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a detailed guide on how to identify critical infrastructure during the pandemic. The publication states that functioning critical infrastructure is paramount to effectively responding to the COVID-19 outbreak for health and safety reasons. The DHS states that specific

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16 Dec 2019

New bill gives this Homeland Security agency authority to get ISP info

A new bipartisan bill introduced on December 12 would grant the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber unit access to ISP information on customers that CISA has identified as “operating vulnerable critical infrastructure.” The CISA would also have the ability to subpoena ISPs for customer information. The CISA would obtain the

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