Attacking critical infrastructure with chainsaws and rifles

As reported by the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, unidentified attackers had broken into a cable duct of Germany’s telecommunications provider Kabel Deutschland (a Vodafone subsidiary) and cut fiber optic cables, thereby causing Internet, TV and telephony...

Quote of the day — On system understanding (or the lack thereof)

“No one realized that the pumps that delivered fuel to the emergency generators were electric.” Angel Feliciano Representative of Verizon, explaining why Verizon’s backup power failed during the August 13, 2003 blackout causing disruption to the 911...

The Trouble with Threat Thinking

The world seems to be fixated on the cyber threat. There are exceedingly elaborate methods used to capture, characterize, and share the signatures of emerging threats in real-time. In an effort to stay one step ahead of the threat (or at least not too far behind) are...