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How to use a cyber war exercise to improve your security program

3 lessons learned by the participants of a recent cyber war strategic exercise that offer insights into a pathway for improvement for everyone


University researchers test cyber-defense for nation's power grid

University researchers are testing whether a distributed computing system could be used to prevent a major blackout during a cyberattack on the nation's power grid.

Major security flaws threaten satellite communications

An analysis of satellite communication gear from more than a half-dozen major manufacturers has uncovered critical vulnerabilities that could be exploited to disrupt military operations and ship and aircraft communications.

Focus cyber risk on critical infrastructure: Remote substations are vulnerable

Doug DePeppe has some especially strong feelings about protecting remote substations from cyber attacks. Here is his guest CSO blog to explain why.

San Luis Ray – Emergency Response Plan – Utica College Master’s in CyberSecurity

Psychological damage would result from financial uncertainty or if the attack were launched on another sector in the critical infrastructure such as the electric grid, then psychological effects would be caused by a loss of confidence

Energy sector a prime target for cyber attacks

Experts say the nation's critical infrastructure remains woefully vulnerable

Danger looms at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, but is Russia's security up to snuff?

Threats of terrorism and extensive security measures suggest that Sochi is preparing to host an Olympics like none other

8 ways physical security has evolved

Physical security has come a long way since the advent of the lock and key. But for all of its changes, the greatest aspect of the evolution of physical security is how it has begun to mesh with our digital world. Here are eight of...

House bill favors private-government cooperation over regulation

National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013 to support country's major infrastructure sectors

National Critical Intelligence Estimate - North Korea - Utica College

The latest from Utica College's series of National Critical Intelligence Estimates - North Korea

Changeable default passwords are not seen as vulnerabilities by ICS-CERT, but should they be?

Experts disagree with ICS-CERT, find issue to be severe

What the Internet of Things means for security

With more and more objects are connected via technology these days, it's time to investigate how they can be secured

Spear phishing poses threat to industrial control systems

Hackers don't need Stuxnet or Flame to turn off a city's lights, say security experts

Critical infrastructure risks still high

Attacks are up, sharply, and experts say some utilities may not even know they've been compromised

Major changes ahead as NIST cybersecurity framework nears October publication

Even as the deadline for the NIST cybersecurity framework, developed per an executive order, looms ever nearer, changes are still being implemented

Your (not-so) smart home

The 'connected' home is technologically advanced and very convenient. Unfortunately, that also makes it an easy in for hackers, too

9/11 Anniversary - Postings from Our Adversaries Ensuring We Never Forget

Bin Laden and Gadahn indictments. KSA courtroom testimony and the Raid on Manhattan Parts 1 and 2 along with the precursor to Inspire - Jihad Recollections

NIST Cyber Security Framework proposal provides no 'measurable cybersecurity assurance'

Plan's self-regulatory approach toward industrial control systems 'doesn't do us a hell of a lot of good,' another expert said

DHS cybersecurity appointment seen as government-industry bridge

Appointing McAfee's Phyllis Schneck welcomed given new tension between government, private sector following NSA revelations

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