Gas industry says 'trust us' on tracking cyberthreats
Federal agencies have not yet created the metrics that would allow the government to measure the strength of its defense against efforts to sabotage the United States' critical infrastructure.
Email breach brought quick updates to Interior — IG
A successful hack of at least eight Interior Department email accounts last year lit a fire under the agency's cybersecurity efforts, an internal watchdog reported yesterday.
Slim TSA cyber staff takes on rising pipeline threat
As the cyberthreat facing the nation's biggest natural gas pipelines grows and evolves, a small group of federal workers tasked with protecting the sprawling, hidden energy matrix is woefully outnumbered.
Cyber raises threat against America's energy backbone
Five years ago, an attack on nearly two dozen U.S. natural gas utilities set off alarm bells in the U.S. intelligence community. A hacker using the nickname UglyGorilla stole troves of sensitive data from gas pipeline companies, breaching the nation's 300,000-mile web of steel that's a critical backbone for the nation's economy. Since then, increased reliance on natural gas for power generation has made the gas transmission system one of the most consequential hacking targets in the country.
DHS chief warns 'lives are at risk' from cyberthreat
President Trump signed a recent executive order on cybersecurity to "reaffirm" the administration's alliance with the private sector to tackle the problem, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said yesterday.