The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced on July 19, 2018, that it is directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) “to develop and submit modifications to the NERC Reliability Standards to augment the mandatory reporting of cybersecurity incidents, including incidents that might facilitate subsequent efforts to harm the reliable operation of the bulk
Privacy Tip #148 – Medtronic MyCareLink Heart Monitors Vulnerabilities Identified
Wearable technology and medical devices have vulnerabilities just like anything else that is digital.
ICS-CERT recently issued an advisory about vulnerabilities in Medtronic’s MyCareLink patient heart monitors. These devices are implantable cardiac devices that transmit patients’ heart rhythms directly to a provider. The alert notes that vulnerabilities identified in the devices could be exploited by…
Spear-phishing campaigns continue to infiltrate critical infrastructure
The Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has reported that critical infrastructure systems in the U.S. experienced a 20% increase in cybersecurity incidents in 2015. ICS-CERT responded to 295 incidents involving critical infrastructure in 2015.
The good news is that the industry that is the most targeted—Energy—had a 42…
DHS official warns of increase in cyber-attacks of industrial control systems
Marty Edwards, head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), recently warned attendees at a conference that ICS-CERT, (which assists U.S. businesses in investigating suspected cyber-attacks on industrial control and corporate systems), has seen an increase in attacks to industrial control networks over the past year.