In the wake of a military cyberoperation that defense officials have credited with helping safeguard last year's midterm elections, the Pentagon's Cyber Command is hunting inside other countries' networks for threats and to gain insights to thwart foreign interference in the 2020 campaign, officials said.
In the U.S., most of the critical infrastructure, including defense, oil and gas, electric power grids, health care, utilities, communications, transportation, education, banking and finance, is owned by the private sector (about 85 percent according to DHS) and regulated by the public sector.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has launched a physical attack on Hamas in immediate response to an alleged cyber-assault. The IDF hit a building in the Gaza Strip with an airstrike after claiming the site had been used by Hamas cyber operatives to attack Israel’s cyber space.
For all the focus and investment in cybersecurity, the majority of businesses in the U.S. and U.K. are still leaving their doors wide open to attacks. Attacks that can potentially stop business operations for a few hours, and at their worst, wipe billions from the value of a company overnight.
The auto industry is downplaying the immediate risk of car-hacking after a report about a cyber-intruder's use of GPS trackers that allowed him to monitor the location of thousands of vehicles in commercial fleets and even turn off their engines.
The poor security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices from web-connected lightbulbs to refrigerators may be partly the result of penny pinching by consumer and business shoppers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told a Senate panel focusing on cybersecurity Tuesday.