• Cybersecurity EducationUniversity of Central Florida Students Defend Virtual Energy System to Win CyberForce Competition

    The Knights of the University of Central Florida won the DOE’s CyberForce Competition, valiantly defending and securing a hydropower energy system against a malicious virtual cyberattack. The event challenged 120 teams from 105 colleges and universities to thwart a simulated cyberattack.

  • Cybersecurity EducationPreparing Future Cybersecurity Leaders for Protecting Critical Infrastructure

    A network of Virginia universities, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Elections, joined to create an innovative educational program to train future cybersecurity professionals to protect election infrastructure.

  • Information OperationsBelarusian Government Linked to Hacking, Disinformation Campaign

    U.S. cybersecurity researchers say they have uncovered evidence that the Belarusian government is linked to a hacking and disinformation campaign against Eastern European NATO members.

  • ARGUMENT: AI Cyber VulnerabilitiesManaging the Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of Artificial Intelligence

    The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence found that, “While we are on the front edge of this phenomenon, commercial firms and researchers have documented attacks that involve evasion, data poisoning, model replication, and exploiting traditional software flaws to deceive, manipulate, compromise, and render AI systems ineffective.” Jim Dempsey writes that “In assembling a toolkit to deal with AI vulnerabilities, insights and approaches may be derived from the field of cybersecurity. Indeed, vulnerabilities in AI-enabled information systems are, in key ways, a subset of cyber vulnerabilities.”

  • CybersecuritySerious Security Vulnerabilities in DRAM Memory Devices

    Researchers have discovered major vulnerabilities in DRAM memory devices, which are widely used in computers, tablets and smartphones. The vulnerabilities have now been published together with the National Cyber Security Centre, which for the first time has assigned an identification number for it.

  • CybersecurityA Secure Environment for Developing the Future of Cybersecurity Solutions

    To stay ahead of hackers and cybercriminals, we need a rapid, streamlined way to develop, test, and utilize cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions. DHS ST and CISA are partnering to develop CISA’s Cybersecurity Laboratory.

  • CybersecurityCyberForce Competition: Collegiate Students Try to Outwit Cyberattackers

    The cybersecurity field faces a shortfall of qualified professionals to fill nearly half a million open jobs. The CyberForce Competition, to be held on 13 November at the Argonne National Laboratory, will see college and university students from across the United States attempt to thwart a simulated cyberattacks. The competition seeks to inspire and help develop the next generation of energy sector cyber defenders.

  • Cyber ThreatsInterpol Unveils Emerging Cyberthreats

    The exceptional COVID-19 crisis has fueled the increase of cybercrime in all its forms, while grey infrastructure serves to facilitate the proliferation of crime.

  • Grid SecurityImportant Breakthrough to Help Secure Electrical Grid

    As the electrical grid is modernized, it requires new safeguards to keep it safe from cyberattackers. Researchers have developed a novel security approach to find and stop cyberthreats that penetrate the IT layer, preserving grid stability.

  • Infrastructure ProtectionProtecting Infrastructure from Hackers

    Two Midwestern universities lead an effort to form a coalition of regional research centers to work together to develop the region’s cyber defense talent with an eye to bolstering the defense of the region’s infrastructure against hackers.

  • RansomwareU.S. Offers Reward for Information on Russian DarkSide Cybercrime Group

    The United States has announced a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of any individual holding a “key leadership” position in DarkSide, a cybercrime group believed to be tied to Russia.The DarkSide syndicate was behind the attack on Colonial Pipeline – the largest publicly disclosed cyberattack against critical infrastructure in the United States.

  • Hacking InsuranceGovernment Action Needed to Ensure Insurance Against Major Hacking of Driverless Vehicles: Experts

    Government action is needed so driverless vehicles can be insured against malicious hacks which could have potentially catastrophic consequences, experts say. Traditional vehicle insurance wouldn’t cover the mass hacking of driverless cars, and an incident like this could cost the industry tens of billions of pounds.

  • Data Transfer SecuritySecuring Data Transfers with Relativity

    The volume of data transferred is constantly increasing, but the absolute security of these exchanges cannot be guaranteed, as shown by cases of hacking frequently reported in the news. Scientists have implemented a new way to secure data transfers based on the physical principle of relativity.

  • SpywareU.S. Sanctions NSO Group, Israeli Maker of Pegasus Spyware

    The U.S. authorities said the NSO Group’s spyware helped authoritarian governments “silence dissent.” The new measures will limit NSO Group’s access to U.S. components and technology.

  • Infrastructure ProtectionProtecting U.S. Critical Infrastructure from Cyberattacks

    Over the past year, there has been a sharp increase in cyberattacks using malware to target the systems of critical infrastructure such as utility companies, government agencies and organizations that provide services and products that we rely on daily.