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  • CISA Alerts about Potential Cyberattacks on US National Security Infrastructure

    Published on October 5, 2020

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an alert today about the potential for targeted attacks on US national critical infrastructure. While this is in relation to the US, it is a reminder that critical infrastructure makes attractive targets to cybercriminals who wish to harm any country.

    Today’s CISA alert about possible state-sponsored attacks against the country’s most sensitive and valuable critical infrastructure is what the cybersecurity community has been warning about for some time. For years, we’ve seen steady momentum of new, targeted attacks against the US that seek to compromise the systems we rely on to function as a modern society. With Covid-19, our reliance on critical infrastructure — from railways to energy to agriculture to pharmaceuticals — has gone into hyperdrive. This dependence is extremely lucrative to cybercriminals looking to wreak havoc.” – Marty EdwardsVP of OT Securitylongest-serving director of ICS-CERT and Co-Chair of the Control Systems Interagency Working Group.

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