NIAC report finds security, resilience of critical
infrastructure depends on collaboration; calls for mandatory standards.
Summary of 18-page report. Pull quote: “Late last year, the National Security
Council (NSC) tasked the NIAC to examine cross-cutting infrastructure policy
challenges. The Cross-Cutting Infrastructure Policy Challenges Subcommittee,
which was composed of 13 Subcommittee members, was formed to draft a report to
address the tasking on behalf of the broader NIAC.” NIAC report.
FERC expands cybersecurity supply chain standards to
low-impact assets. UtilityDive.com article.
Pull quote: ““This order is the latest product of our joint cybersecurity
efforts with NERC and stakeholders in support of the reliable operation of the
bulk power system,” he said. “We must continue to focus on cybersecurity,
physical security, extreme weather events, and the rapidly changing resource
Hands up who DIDN’T exploit this years-old flaw to
ransack a US govt web server… TheRegister.com article.
Pull quote: “So although the Feds don’t identify the advanced persistent threat
(APT) player in their alert, we’d be willing to bet it’s one of President Xi
Jinping’s cyber-goon squads. And it’s clear someone in the federal government
didn’t get the memo about applying security fixes in a timely manner.”
Vultures at the gate: The national security risk of
Silicon Valley Bank’s failure. TheHill.com opinion
piece. An interesting tank on the SVB problem. Pull quote: “The U.S. should
be wary of China sweeping into the vacuum, or foothold, created by SVB’s
collapse — or that of any other key player in the U.S. tech ecosystem. But if
history is any guide, Beijing will try to do just that. And those efforts, if
successful, will feed directly into China’s military modernization program and
tech-enabled surveillance state.”
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