Critical Infrastructure


Vulnerability Risks Within the Energy Sector: Current Risks and Why Going Passwordless is Vital

Vulnerability Risks Within the Energy Sector: Current Risks and Why Going Passwordless is Vital

In recent years, we’ve seen an influx of cybersecurity threats compromising energy players, from Saudi Aramco in 2012 to the Colonial Pipeline last year, both of which have had the power to halt the flow of fuel to entire states and nations. In fact, a 2019 survey of global utilities by Siemens and the Ponemon Institute showed 56% of respondents reported that, in the last 12 months, their organization experienced at least one attack that resulted in the loss of private data or an outage.

Curbing Security Threats

Curbing Security Threats

Outside of physical attacks, when natural gases are extracted, transported, and refined, invisible gas leaks pose a quieter and consistently costly threat. In fact, the United States oil and natural gas industry loses approximately 1.4 to 2.3 percent of its natural gas from operations due to leaks, each year, according to the EPA.

The Future of Industrial Security

The Future of Industrial Security

In the new world of modern industrial networking solutions, the security measures to protect a network must match the pace of innovation across many industries, including mining, oil and gas, agriculture, transportation, heavy construction, military, municipalities, and government.

The Nation’s Infrastructure

The Nation’s Infrastructure

The last 12-18 months have shown us just how important our nation’s infrastructure is to our daily lives as well as our health and safety.

CBP Agriculture Specialists in Pharr Intercept Rare Pest, a First in the Nation Discovery

CBP Agriculture Specialists in Pharr Intercept Rare Pest, a First in the Nation Discovery

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Pharr International Bridge discovered a rare pest, a first in nation discovery, in a shipment of coconuts.

Connected Doesn’t Mean Protected

Connected Doesn’t Mean Protected

When it comes to device and systems connectivity, surge protection solutions can mitigate risk

ABLOY USA Critical Infrastructure and Neenah Foundry Unveil Exclusive Partnership to Secure Underground Infrastructure

ABLOY USA Critical Infrastructure and Neenah Foundry Unveil Exclusive Partnership to Secure Underground Infrastructure

Utility and industrial enterprises need secure operations around-the-clock, knowing that any threat to the public’s safety can negatively impact revenues and tarnish their reputations.

Protecting Utilities

Federal, state and local agencies prioritize robust physical security plans for the nation’s electric power utilities. And they should. Any disruption in service from a primary provider could impact millions of people and businesses over a wide swath of the country.



Going the Distance

Networked devices have made all the difference in giving security and communication systems far more ubiquity, capabilities, and performance than anyone could have dreamed of when the IP was invented in 1974.

Port Strengthening Security Through Federal Grant

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) was awarded $1,158,589 in the most recent round of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Port Security Grant Program.

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Secure Energy Infrastructure From Foreign Threats

The Energy Department will form a task force focused on identifying and banning equipment that pose national security risks.

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Establishing IT Infrastructure Through Security Operations Centers

How to improve client and employee trust, collaborate across departments and reduce costs through SOCs

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Lawmakers Warn Cities to Stop Contracting Chinese Companies To Build Transit Systems

Despite concerns about Chinese manufacturers having access to U.S. transportation data, cities continue to move ahead with plans to partner with state-owned companies.

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Natural Gas Pipeline Operator Shut Down Due To Ransomware Attack, DHS Reports

Through a “spearphishing link” sent to staff at the facility, hackers were able to deploy ransomware on the operational network, leading to a two-day shutdown.

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TSA, Washington Metro Test Out New System That Can Detect Explosive Devices on Passengers

The non-invasive system has been implemented by more transportation authorities around the world to address threats of terrorism in public spaces.

Reshaping the Perimeter

Driven by the 2013 physical assault on a California substation, the NERC CIP 14 regulation has reshaped the way energy’s physical security directors are viewing perimeter security.

Treasury Department Implements Sanctions on North Korean Cyber Groups

Treasury Department Implements Sanctions on North Korean Cyber Groups

The department announced the sanctions Friday after it said that North Korean intelligence groups targeted American critical infrastructure, particularly the financial system.

Paving the Way with Analytics

Paving the Way with Analytics

Technology—from street lights to telephones—has been at the heart of modern cities for more than a century.

Considerations for Infrastructure

Considerations for Infrastructure

Security is top of mind for consumers around the world and businesses across industries.

Paving Safer Roads

Paving Safer Roads

Though traffic and crime are not the only contributing factors that determine a location’s desirability, they are some of the top catalysts that inspire digital transformation within a city.

  • The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

    Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - May June 2022

    May / June 2022

    Featuring:

    • The Ying and Yang of Security
    • Installing Smart Systems
    • Leveraging Surveillance
    • Using Mobile Data
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