DHS order aims to bolster defense of government email
The Department of Homeland Security has ordered federal agencies to toughen up their email security amid a constant barrage of "phishing" cyberattacks, a top official announced yesterday.
Supply chain worries surface in Conn. utility reviews
Connecticut's four major electric and water utilities raised concerns about "spearphishing" emails and the security of third-party software during a first-of-its-kind state review of their cyberdefenses.
Cyber specialist gets nod to lead Homeland Security
President Trump has announced he will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, a longtime national security consultant and current White House principal deputy chief of staff, to be the next secretary of Homeland Security.
FTC chief urges utilities to prepare for data breach
A top consumer protection official has called on energy utilities to shore up their protections around sensitive customer data, a month after 143 million Americans fell victim to a hack of credit reporting firm Equifax Inc.
Gov't fears Achilles heel is energy industry supply chain
Three years ago, hackers hijacked the websites of three different energy industry suppliers to sneak past oil, gas and power companies' digital defenses, setting off changes in securing the U.S. power grid's "soft underbelly" — its supply chain. But now those hackers have reportedly staged a comeback.