Germany has experienced a large increase in the number of security incidents hitting critical infrastructures, such as power grids and water suppliers. According to the BSI cybersecurity agency, Germany had learned of 157 cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure companies in the second half of 2018 compared to 145 attacks in the entire preceding year.
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The Bipartisan Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act was recently reintroduced. The bill, S.315, would require the DHS to authorize “cyber incident response” and “cyber hunt” teams. If passed, the bill would grant the critical infrastructure sector in the U.S. enhanced risk management and detection capabilities.
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The Internet of Things Security Institute (IoTSI) released a framework to help governments, corporates, and stakeholders in the smart city industry to address IoT security challenges. The IoT security framework is specific to smart cities and critical infrastructure and is publicly available for implementation without licensing costs or additional charges.
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