Tag Archives: industrial control systems

DHS to Hold Sprints on Driving Cybersecurity Response; Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Alejandro Mayorkas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching a cybersecurity sprint event in support of the Biden administration's efforts to drive cyber response. DHS will hold a series of exercises focused on major IT topic areas such as ransomware, industrial control systems, workforce, election security, transportation security and international-focused efforts.

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CISA Introduces New Security Strategy for Industrial Control Systems; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has unveiled a new strategic document designed to bolster the cyber protection of the country's industrial control systems with a unified approach. CISA claims that its "Securing Industrial Control Systems: A Unified Initiative" strategy aims to help the industrial community develop tools that better secure ICS assets.

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DHS Working With Private Sector to Test Industrial Control System Tech

The Department of Homeland Security is collaborating with industrial control system vendors to test products to secure critical facilities such as power plants against cyber attacks, Cyberscoop reported Monday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said at the Hack the Capitol conference in Washington, D.C. that the DHS aims to “have much more capability” to detect and mitigate attacks to ICS infrastructure and evaluate ICS products before they enter the market.

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Army Puts Focus on Protecting Military Bases from Cyber Attacks

The Army Cyber Command is increasing its focus on defending facilities and infrastructures that play a vital role in military installations, Fifth Domain reported Friday. The command wants to transition cyber teams from tasks focused on threat actors, defense and incident response to responsibilities to protect industrial control systems and supervisory control and data acquisition.

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NIST Publishes Behavioral Anomaly Detection Guide on Industrial Control Systems

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, in cooperation with the National Institute of Science and Technology's Engineering Laboratory, has introduced a process that shows how a manufacturing firm can update the security of its industrial control systems via behavioral anomaly detection.

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NIST Proposes Updates to Industrial Control Systems Security Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a proposal to update its security guide for industrial control systems. NIST incorporated previous feedback from an initial public consultation into the final draft and the comment period for the proposed updates will close before March 10, the agency said Tuesday. …

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Qualys’ Billy Rios: Procurement Process Key to Stopping Cyber Attacks on Federal Facilities

Billy Rios, director of threat intelligence at Qualys, has called for increased effort to protect private industry and federal industrial control systems over existing security regulations in place, FCW reported Friday. Mark Rockwell writes that a paper Rios presented during the Black Hat cybersecurity convention in August revealed backdoors, hard-coded …

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NIST Seeks Info on Cyber Test Bed for Industrial Control Systems

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is conducting a market research on a reconfigurable industrial control systems cybersecurity test bed the agency wants to use to measure the performance of such systems against cybersecurity standards. According to the notice posted Saturday on FedBizOpps, the test bed would simulate industrial control scenarios and …

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