Infrastructure at Risk From Feds’ Failure to Share Info, Security Researchers Charge

October 29, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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If the government really wants to protect the nation’s electrical grid and critical infrastructure from hackers and other attackers, it’s got to change the way it communicates with the people in charge of securing those systems.

That was the message sent this week from security professionals to the people running the Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, the federal group tasked with helping to secure critical infrastructures in the U.S. by disseminating information about vulnerabilities in them as well as known attacks against them.

The forthright comments occurred at DHS’s Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG) conference, an event established to improve communication between the government, security professionals, industrial control system vendors and the companies who run the systems, also known as “asset owners.”

via Wired, continued here.