Posts Tagged 'critical infrastructure protection'

While the latest news on the federal government’s cybersecurity posture zeroes in on data breaches, protecting the critical infrastructure that government and the private sector rely on is an equally serious concern.  A new report from the Aspen Institute and Intel Security, Holding the Line against Cyber Threats, surveyed IT leaders from critical infrastructure organizations, […]

Highly complex infrastructure systems require protection against cyberattacks. Electricity is so much a part of our everyday lives that we really only think about it when it is not there. That is why it is so important to build better security for our national electric power grid and other critical infrastructure. The power grid is […]

By Kent Landfield, Director of Standards and Technology Policy, Intel Security, and Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Privacy Officer at Intel When the Administration released the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the Framework) on February 12, 2014, many of us at Intel and Intel Security were familiar with the details, as we had participated […]

Recent headlines (here and here) may have struck fear into those living near major energy installations due to references about the Stuxnet malware. In 2009, this particular strain of malware caused significant damage to the Nantanz nuclear facility, reportedly destroying a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. Recent reports about Operation Dragonfly, however, appear to be […]

McAfee product coverage and mitigations for malware or indicators associated with the recent attacks (a.k.a. Dragonfly, Energetic Bear, Havex/SYSMain) on industrial control systems (ICS’s) are listed below. The Havex remote access tool is common across these associated attacks or campaigns–including Dragonfly. We have seen Havex in ICS-specific targeted campaigns. It can detect and affect ICS- […]