Blog Posts Tagged with "DOE"

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Energy Department Develops Tool for Electric Grid Cybersecurity

July 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“The new Cybersecurity Self-Evaluation Survey Tool for utilities is vitally important in today’s environment where new cyber threats continue to emerge. Adoption by the electric sector will further protect critical infrastructure and... provide an invaluable view of the industry’s cybersecurity capabilities.”

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Report Examines Increasing Threats to Critical Infrastructure

June 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Outdated security methods that use a maze of disparate, multi-vendor, and stacked security tools will only delay a cyber attack, providing numerous opportunities for a more advanced and modern cyber adversary to attack cyber security postures throughout critical infrastructure...”

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ICS-CERT: Risk Management for the Electricity Sector

May 14, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The DOE collaborated with the NIST and NERC to release a second draft of the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process guideline, designed with the idea that cybersecurity risk management should be driven by the business needs of the company...

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Cybersecurity Problems Found in Electrical Infrastructure

April 07, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

DOE is in charge of locating and fixing critical infrastructure problems within the energy sector. Do they, in turn, report to DHS if it has to do with critical infrastructure? Does DHS oversee DOE’s cybersecurity problems, their critical infrastructure problems or...?

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Does DoE Know the Difference Between IT and Control Systems?

March 20, 2012 Added by:Joe Weiss

In September 2011 DOE issued the first draft of the Electricity SubSector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process document for comments. The document essentially equated IT and ICS. Doesn't DOE understand the difference between IT and Control Systems?

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U.S. Nuclear Facility Networks "Under Constant Attack"

March 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Stuxnet showed that airgapping is not a perfect defense. Even in secure systems, people stick in their thumb drives, they go back and forth between computers. They can find vulnerabilities that way. If people put enough attention to it, they can possibly be penetrated..."

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Are DOE and DHS Helping to Secure the Infrastructure or Not?

March 08, 2012 Added by:Joe Weiss

DOE and the utilities are in an effort to secure the Grid. Yet the utilities voted down Version 5 of the NERC CIPs. Many of the devices that have been demonstrated to be vulnerable would not be addressed by NERC. Who is responsible for protecting critical infrastructure?

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Did Symantec's 2006 Breach Impact These High Risk Customers?

February 01, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

As the world's largest vendor of security software, the breach puts all of its corporate and government customers at risk, because if Symantec didn't know the extent of its breach back then, how do Symantec's customers know that their current product line is safe to use?

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Initiative to Protect the Electric Grid from Cyber Threats

January 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The project, a White House initiative led by the DOE in partnership with the DHS, will leverage private industry and public sector experts to build on existing cybersecurity strategies to create a more comprehensive and consistent approach to protecting the nation’s energy delivery system...

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Smart Grid: There Will be a Successful Attack

December 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Interfacing so many different hardware and software components introduces vulnerabilities—especially when new and legacy hardware and software need to operate together... Perfect protection from cyber attacks is not possible. There will be a successful attack at some point..."

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Webinar: Cybersecurity for Electrical Cooperatives

September 21, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Free Webinar: NESCO is charged by the DoE with providing information on collaboration, tactical awareness, rapid notification, forensics and applied research. Steve Parker, NESCO Lead, will be hosting the session along with AlienVault's Chris Blask and Trusted Metrics' Michael Menefee...

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Cybersecurity for Electrical Cooperatives - A Webinar

September 12, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Free Webinar: NESCO is charged by the DoE with providing information on collaboration, tactical awareness, rapid notification, forensics and applied research. Steve Parker, NESCO Lead, will be hosting the session along with AlienVault's Chris Blask and Trusted Metrics' Michael Menefee...

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Insider Threat: Top Scientist Pleads Guilty to Espionage

September 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Preventing the loss or compromise of high-technology and vital national security information is a top priority of the FBI. This case is a prime example of what happens when a person decides to sell our nation’s most valuable secrets for individual gain..."

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Webinar: Cybersecurity for Electrical Cooperatives

August 22, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Free Webinar: NESCO is charged by the DoE with providing information on collaboration, tactical awareness, rapid notification, forensics and applied research. Steve Parker, NESCO Lead, will be hosting the session along with AlienVault's Chris Blask and Trusted Metrics' Michael Menefee...

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Department of Energy Networks Under Siege

July 07, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

This isn't a joke, or something to be taken lightly. This is the US Department of Energy. These are the people who have invested billions of our dollars into research for tomorrow's energy, including nuclear capability... what if that information got out? What would that cost us?

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Department of Energy Takes on Smart Grid Security

February 19, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The core team has invited stakeholders from across the utility sector to participate in the initiative, including representatives from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, and both publicly and privately-owned utilities...

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