Here Are The Clever Means Russia Used To Hack The Energy Industry

Last July, officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security revealed that Russian hackers were behind cyber intrusions into the U.S. energy power grid. The intrusion illustrated the severe threat that hackers pose to our most critical industries – energy, finance, healthcare, manufacturing and transportation. The DHS and FBI downplayed the…

NIST Unveils Draft Guide on ‘Cyber Resilient’ Systems Development

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a draft guide on how to achieve cyber resiliency across information technology systems. NIST said Wednesday the guideline titled “Systems Security Engineering: Cyber Resiliency Considerations for the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems” intends to address cyber resiliency issues relevant to organizations that are developing new IT systems as well as entities that…

German government under cyber attack, shores up defenses

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s government was marshalling its defenses on Thursday against a powerful cyber attack that lawmakers said had breached the foreign ministry’s computer network and whose origins officials admitted were still unclear. The head of a parliamentary oversight panel said the attack was continuing, and security officials were trying to maintain control. “It…