Tag Archives: critical infrastructure

NIST Partners With Coast Guard, Industry to Create Cyber Risk Mgmt Profile for Maritime Bulk Liquid Transfers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has collaborated with the U.S. Coast Guard and the oil and natural gas industry to develop a cybersecurity document that aims to ensure the safe transfer of hazardous liquids from marine vessels to ground pipelines and vehicles. NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence developed …

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DOE to Back Grid Security Efforts of 2 Industry Groups; Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Comments

The Energy Department will invest up to $15 million in cybersecurity programs of two industry groups that aim to help protect the country’s electric grid infrastructure from cyber and physical attacks. DOE said Tuesday the funds will support grid security efforts at the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. “As our definition …

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Senate Bill Aims to Define ‘Acts of War’ in Cyberspace

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) has authored a bill that seeks to encourage the executive branch to identify what cyberspace operations constitute acts of war. The Cyber Act of War Act of 2016 calls on the federal government to “consider the ways in which the effects of a cyberattack may be equivalent to the effects …

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DHS Seeks to Automate Critical Infrastructure Data Exchange

The Department of Homeland Security wants public input on its proposal to implement an automated system for voluntary exchange of data between critical infrastructure operators and government agencies. DHS said in a Federal Register notice published Thursday it aims to transition the current Protected Critical Infrastructure Information Program from paper-based documentation to an electronic format. DHS created …

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Lawfare Blog: NPPD Reorganization Plan Seeks Focus on National Cyber, Physical Infrastructure Security

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed to restructure its National Protection and Programs Directorate into a new organization that will focus on addressing threats to U.S. cyber and physical systems, according to a Lawfare blog article published March 21. Paul Rosenzweig, founder of Red Branch Consulting, reports the department has offered Congress a plan to realign NPPD functions …

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