Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has indicated that Russian hackers successfully attacked the energy, nuclear, aviation and critical manufacturing sectors through targeted phishing campaigns throughout 2017.

According to DHS, the coordinated attacks started in 2016 with one compromise that was dormant for a year until other infiltrations occurred. The hackers targeted real people by

Late last week, a joint statement by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the Russian government has been behind an ongoing targeted campaign to penetrate U.S. power plants and the electric grid.

Of course, this fact has been well known and has been reported on repeatedly in the

Back in January, a draft report from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was released to President Trump in order to address his May 11, 2017 Executive Order, which called for strengthening “Cybersecurity of federal Networks and Critical infrastructure”.

The Departments approached this issue by “hosting a workshop, publishing

Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received recommendations regarding remote identification of drones in a report from the unmanned aircraft  Identification and Tracking (UAS ID) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). One of the topics at issue: whether we need remote identification (ID) of all drones in the national airspace. Beyond the FAA, the Department of

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a joint statement on October 20 warning of an increased danger of a malicious “multi-stage intrusion campaign” to critical infrastructure industries, including the energy sector.

According to the warning, hackers are targeting company-controlled sites of different agencies to access information on equipment and designs, including “control-system capabilities”

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed new rules to enhance cybersecurity for the electric grid in the U.S., which includes security management controls to specifically respond to risks associated with malware.

FERC suggested that the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the nonprofit that helps regulate the U.S. electric utility industry, implement “mandatory controls

The Department of Homeland Security and Siemens Healthineers has identified cybervulnerabilities in the Windows 7-based versions of Siemens PET/CT systems, SPECT systems, SPECT/CT Systems and SPECT Workplaces/Symbia.net and have issued a warning concerning the vulnerabilities.

Although Siemens is working on updates for the affected diagnostic imaging systems, it is recommending that customers operate the systems

Following an election season characterized by missing emails, private servers and personal laptops, and amidst pervasive allegations of Russian cybercrimes, outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson issued an exit memo outlining the cybersecurity strides made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during the Obama administration.  Despite acknowledging “tangible progress,” Johnson warned that

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced this week that it will be expanding its research on how to detect ‘rogue’ drones near airports. The FAA will join forces with other government agencies and academic partners to experiment with new drone detection technology at JFK Airport in New York. FAA Senior Advisor on drone integration, Mark

Boasting on a Twitter account, a hacker has claimed that he accessed over 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees’ demographic information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and titles.

The hacker claims that he obtained access to 1TB of data directly from the Department of Justice. The hacker explained that he gained access to a