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Industrial Control Systems Under Attack, Preventing the Next WikiLeaks, and More

Industrial Control Systems Under Attack, Preventing the Next WikiLeaks, and More

  • According to an internal Energy Department audit, the federal utility Bonneville Power Administration, which provides power to over 305 of the Pacific Northwest, is at risk due to weak passwords. Overall, the DoE found a 60 percent increase in vulnerabilities between 2010 and 2011 across the department. More here.
  • ICS-CERT has found that the industrial control systems of American water and energy utilities face daily cyber-espionage and denial-of-service attacks. More here.
  • The Insider Threat Task Force led by the FBI and Office of the Director of National Intelligence is finalizing a strategy to prevent another WikiLeaks. More here.
  • The Center for Democracy and Technology raised concerns over serious privacy and civil liberties flaws in four information-sharing bills that the Senate may soon vote on. More here.