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Updated: Secrecy Reigns as NERC Fines Utilities $10M citing Serious Cyber Risks

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) imposed its stiffest fine to date for violations of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) regulations, citing scores of violations. But who violated the standards and much of what the agency found remains secret. 

Our Analog Future: Experts Call for Preserving Copper, Pneumatic Systems as Hedge for Cyber Risk

In-brief: The U.S. should invest in equipment and talent to preserve legacy, analog infrastructure such as copper wire telecommunications networks and pneumatic pumps as a hedge against massively disruptive cyber attacks and other interruptions, two researchers with The MITRE Corporation argue in a recent opinion piece. 

GAO Warns On Cost, Danger of Prehistoric Tech

In-brief: The U.S. Government spends the lion’s share of its IT budget maintaining legacy technology, some of it 30 and 40 years old. That trend is getting worse and depressing investment in newer technology, a report by the Government Accountability Office warns. 

Pentagon looks to analog monitoring to secure IoT

In-brief: DARPA is directing $36m for the first stage of a program called LADS – Leveraging the Analog Domain for Security, which is looking into analog methods of cyber threat detection, including power consumption monitoring.

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New Firm Sniffs Power Consumption to detect Malware

  In-brief: A new company, PFP Cybersecurity, says it can detect malware infections almost instantly by analyzing changes in the way infected devices consume power. The company is targeting industrial control system and critical infrastructure with new products.