Critical Infrastructure

Defense, Homeland Security Secretaries Spearhead Cyber Cooperation Agreement

The agreement details how the departments will work together on major cyber challenges such as elections.

DHS Aims to ID Critical Functions to Protect from Cyberattacks by Year’s End

After the Homeland Security Department identifies the critical functions, it plans to map out all their dependencies.

NIST Experiments with Critical Infrastructure Protections

Over in the IT world, this is fairly basic stuff, though it has rarely been tried for operation technology.

Election Security Tested

Federal agencies raced to secure vulnerable systems in time for the 2018 midterms, but the job’s not done.

Pentagon Researchers Test 'Worst-Case Scenario' Attack on U.S. Power Grid

Over 100 people gathered off the tip of Long Island this month to roleplay a cyberattack that takes out the U.S. electric grid for weeks on end.

DHS Wants to Expand the Reach of Its Critical Infrastructure Cyber Training

The department wants to be able to provide cyber training webinars to 5,000 simultaneous users.

New DHS Cyber Center Meets with Industry to ID Most Valuable Assets

DHS officials met Thursday with officials from the communications, electricity and finance sectors.

Cyber ‘Intrusion Campaigns’ Increasingly Target Utilities

Here are malicious behaviors CIOs can look to help prevent a disruption.

The State of Cybersecurity

Federal agencies surge to combat ever-growing threats—but is it enough?

Los Angeles to Expand Cyber Lab with Federal Grant

The lab, established last summer, is a public-private partnership aimed at protecting the city from hacker attacks.

FCC Approves New Rule To Limit Local Authority In 5G Rollout

Proponents said the order will insure that delivery of faster wireless service occurs in more areas more quickly, but a key opponent called it “extraordinary federal overreach.”

DHS Needs to Define Network Disruptions Before It Can Fight Them

Agencies have different definition of what an outage is and that matters.

Homeland Security Invests $11.6 Million in Countering Large-Scale Internet Outages

The grants are focused on the effect outages could have on critical infrastructure.

Mutual Aid Agreements Bring First Responders, Utility Crews to Hurricane Zone

With conditions worsen in the Carolinas, rescue personnel and power crews are ready to respond when it's safe to do so.

Will Electric Co-ops Close the Digital Divide?

The Federal Communications Commission seems to think they’re part of the solution.