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Malware Targeting Energy Companies

by Tim Heath on 2016-07-19 12:01PM in TECHNOLOGY-Hackers, NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Security researchers have discovered a new malware threat that goes to great lengths to remain undetected while targeting energy companies.

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Infrastructure Security in the Age of Ransomware

by Tim Heath on 2016-07-12 01:43PM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-Police, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Critical infrastructure including electric and water utilities are being temporarily shut down as ransomware plagues corporate systems.

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Air Gapping Critical Process Control Networks

by Tim Heath on 2016-07-12 01:39PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Oil giant Chevron has chosen to air gap critical systems to disconnect them from the Internet as much as possible.

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Attacks On Industrial Control System At An All-Time High

by Tim Heath on 2016-06-22 03:10PM in FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-Consulting, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Manufacturing, BUSINESS-Production-Energy, NEWS-News Analysis

Consulting firm Booz Allen say the number of incidents reported to US authorities rose by 17% last year.

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Industrial Control Systems Vulnerable

by Tim Heath on 2016-01-02 01:15PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Manufacturing, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

According to ICS-CERT some advanced networks are vulnerable to remote attackers looking to intercept communications to and from devices.

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Could IS Create A Cyber War?

by Tim Heath on 2015-12-23 01:56PM in NEWS-News Analysis, INTELLIGENCE-International, GOVERNMENT-Defence, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Manufacturing, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Critical industries need to significantly ramp up their cyber security or risk having Islamic State hackers attack.

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Energy Under Hacktivist Threat

by Tim Heath on 2015-11-11 01:17PM in NEWS-News Analysis, INTELLIGENCE-US, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

The FBI say that politically motivated Hackers are the second biggest threat to the U.S Energy sector, after it's own employees.

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How are Businesses Responding to Cyber Risks?

by Tim Heath on 2015-11-10 03:31PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms, BUSINESS-Services-Health & Welfare, BUSINESS-Services-Financial, BUSINESS-Services-Consulting, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Manufacturing, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

As cyber-risks become increasingly prominent concerns in boardrooms business leaders are increasingly rethinking cybersecurity practices.

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Nuclear Facilities Have Poor Cyber Security

by Tim Heath on 2015-10-13 12:08PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

There is growing concern that hackers and terrorists could launch a digital attack against a civil nuclear facility.

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Global Nuclear Facilities 'at risk' of Cyber Attack

by Tim Heath on 2015-10-12 12:54PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

The civil nuclear infrastructure in most nations is not well prepared to defend against attack.

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