Critical Infrastructure

Russian hackers breached, sabotaged Texas water treatment plant, cyber firm says

If confirmed by U.S. officials, it would add Moscow to the list of American adversaries that have infiltrated water infrastructure in the past year.

New bill would create a governing body for water system cyber standards

The legislation comes after the Biden administration rescinded a memorandum that would have tied water sector cyber reviews to existing sanitation surveys.

White House warns states of continued cyber threats to water infrastructure

The letter to state governors comes after the U.S. sanctioned Iran-linked hackers in February for their breach of water treatment systems last year.

Energy to fund 16 infrastructure cybersecurity projects 

The White House’s cybersecurity strategy implementation plan asks the agency to identify pilot projects for energy infrastructure security.

Proposed law aims to boost food and agriculture industry’s cyber posture

The bill would direct multiple stakeholders to conduct exercises that simulate when the food and agriculture sectors are hacked.

How NASA, NOAA and AI might save the internet from devastating solar storms

Coronal mass ejections that can occur during the solar maximum are electrically charged, meaning they can easily destroy electrical and computer equipment.

CDM policies provide a vital shield against climate-driven cyberattacks, experts say

Cybercriminals are increasingly leveraging extreme weather events to launch attacks on critical infrastructure sectors.

US water infrastructure ‘unsustainable’ amid rapidly evolving crisis, report warns

The United States is facing an unsustainable demand for water and lacks the security posture to defend the nation’s water systems from emerging threats, according to a new report.

Report reveals 'sudden surge' in cyberattacks targeting government agencies

Cyberattacks impacting government agencies and the public sector spiked by 40% in recent months, according to a new report. 

US power grid faces escalating cyber threats, infrastructure experts warn

The power grid is experiencing heightened threats from foreign adversaries and domestic extremist groups that can pose devastating consequences for the nation’s supply of electricity, experts told a House subcommittee on Tuesday. 

NIST wants to help prevent a major cyberattack on the water sector

The National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to provide a practical guide to address unique cyber challenges impacting America’s complex water systems.

Experts call for overhaul of 'outdated' critical infrastructure cyber policy

A new report analyzes the federal government’s approach to infrastructure cybersecurity as a key strategy document is getting a rewrite.

Federal Cyber Leaders Emphasize Standards Development for Stronger Networks

The critical infrastructure experts upheld common cybersecurity standards as a key to resilient networks and private sector collaboration.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Legislation to Bolster Satellite Cybersecurity

The bipartisan proposal directs CISA to provide commercial satellite owners and operators with more resources and recommendations to improve their cyber protections.

US Teams Up With Partner Nations to Release Smart City Cyber Guidance

A joint effort between the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand yielded recommendations to prevent cyber attacks on increasingly digital infrastructure.

DHS S&T and CISA Forge Deep Partnership in Emerging Tech R&D

The Department of Homeland Security components are working more closely than ever to understand emerging technologies’ prospects and threats.