- State of the Union:Finally, an agenda for the 21st century? by Stephanie Condon at CBS News
- Sophisticated hackerstarget the electric industry by Zack Coleman at The Washington Examiner
- Department of HomelandSecurity drops the ball on access control by Tara Seals at Infosecurity Magazine
- UK National Grid underconstant cyberattack by Doug Drinkwater at SC Magazine
The need for stronger critical infrastructure cybersecurity continues to become more evident. Attacks on U.S. and U.K. electric industries continue to increase, and governments are becoming more aware of these problems. President Obama touched on cybersecurity in his State of the Union address, urging Congress to pass legislation that will better protect the nation from attackers. However, his proposals focus heavier on data breach legislation, leaving ample room for improvement when it comes to ICS and SCADA security. Read about these evolving news stories and more in January’s news roundup:
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