Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity of National Security, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community Systems-USA-19/01/2022

This memorandum sets forth requirements for National Security Systems (NSS) that are equivalent to or exceed the cybersecurity requirements for Federal Information Systems set forth within Executive Order 14028 of May 12, 2021 (Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity), and establishes methods to secure exceptions for circumstances necessitated by unique mission needs.  Executive Order 14028 establishes that the Federal Government must improve its efforts to identify, deter, protect against, detect, and respond to malicious cyber campaigns and their actors through bold changes and significant investments in cybersecurity. 

Statement by NATO Council in solidarity with those affected by recent malicious cyber activities including Microsoft Exchange Server compromise-19/07/2021

We observe with increasing concern that cyber threats to the security of the Alliance are complex, destructive, coercive, and becoming ever more frequent. This has been recently illustrated by ransomware incidents and other malicious cyber activity, targeting our critical infrastructure and democratic institutions, as well as exploiting weaknesses in hardware and software supply chains.

Cyber Threats to Elections: a Lexicon (2018)

This reference aid draws on CTIIC’s experience promoting interagency situational awareness and information sharing during previous significant cyber events—including cyber threats to elections. It provides a guide to cyber threat terms and related terminology issues likely to arise when describing cyber activity. The document includes a range of cyber-specific terms that may be required to accurately convey intelligence on a cyber threat event and terms that have been established by relevant authorities regarding technical infrastructure for conducting elections.

FBI and Private Sector: Battling the Cyber Threat Together-Christopher Wray-28/01/2021

At the FBI, we’ve been fighting the cyber threat for many years now. We began our early high-tech crime effort in the mid-1990s, and created our Cyber Division almost 20 years ago, in 2002. We’ve become known for our efforts to call out destabilizing and damaging cyber activity by nation-state actors, like the indictment last summer of two hackers working on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, stealing intellectual property from companies in the U.S. and around the world while also targeting dissidents who spoke out against the Communist Party.

Govt Blocks 118 Mobile Apps to protect sovereignty, integrity and security of India

Government of India invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps (see Appendix) since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

India`s power grid could be attacked by Chinese cyber-hijackers: The Sunday Guardian

India’s power grids are “highly” susceptible to cyber attacks from  China, as the Sunday Guardian reported on Sunday. It stated that urgent action was required to be taken to isolate the critical part of the control rooms so that they were kept out of the reach of the hackers. The Indian power system, for planning and operational purposes, is divided into five regional grids, namely, Northern, Eastern, Western, North Eastern and Southern grids.

Banking phishing

The victim is redirected to a fake website similar to the impersonated service, where the user thinking he is on the official site, ends up filling out a form where he provides the same data he would have used on the actual website.