Infrastructure

President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on Wednesday that put cyber crimes on par with others that can result in sanctions against malicious actors and those who support them.

Obama Proposes Federal CISO, Huge InfoSec Boost

  In-brief: President Barack Obama highlighted cyber security as a top policy priority in the final budget proposal of his presidency, seeking a massive expansion in funding for federal information security and the creation of a new federal chief information security officer (CISO).

An aerial view of the Bowman Ave. Dam. Iranian hackers are believed to have compromised computer systems used to control the dam, according to the Wall Street Journal. Photo courtesy of Google Earth.

WSJ: Iranian Hackers Bust Into New York Dam

In-brief: The Wall Street Journal alleges that hackers with links to Iran may have compromised a small dam in Rye, New York. If true, the incident is just the latest evidence of information security vulnerabilities in U.S. critical infrastructure.