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Today’s cybersecurity strategies are “not sufficiently robust or scalable,” Nuclear Threat Initiative says

The cyber threat to nuclear facilities is serious, but the challenge going forward is evident,” Dr. Page Stoutland, NTI vice president of scientific and technicals affairs, said in the post. “Threats and vulnerabilities will continue to mount. Today’s strategy is not sufficiently robust or scalable, and a high level of cybersecurity may never be compatible with current nuclear plant...

Triton Malware Shuts Down Industrial Plant

Cybersecurity experts at FireEye have issued a warning after a recent hacker attack caused “operational disruption to critical infrastructure” at an unnamed industrial plant. The hackers introduced a malware program that FireEye is calling “Triton” into the security system, likely in preparation for a larger attack. Learn...

You’ve Been Breached During the Holidays: Now What?

It was the start of the Thanksgiving holiday when the GC of a large retail company got an urgent call from her CEO. “We’re under attack. I just got off the phone with IT and we have been hacked. Ransomware and a DDOS. Call whoever you need to call, notify whoever you need to notify, and get this fixed.” This occurrence, which extends to all industries, leads to the critical question:...

A Dragonfly in the Ointment: Cyber Attacks on the Energy Sector May Signal Dark Days Ahead

On September 6, 2017, cybersecurity company Symantec reported an increased effort among cyber attackers to target the energy sector, both in Europe and the United States. The group believed to be behind the most recent intrusions into energy sector systems is known as Dragonfly. In their article for Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Michael Bahar, Mark...

Concerns Grow Over Potential Cyberattacks on Electric Grid

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in this Morning Consult article regarding rising calls from cybersecurity practitioners to improve information sharing between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and private industry officials. Learn...

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