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Grid Cybersecurity Bills Advanced by House Energy Subcommittee

Bipartisanship crumbles for export bill<p>Bipartisan bills that aim to improve the government’s response to cybersecurity attacks on the electric grid …

Cyber-attacks

Most of Puerto Rico still without power

<b>(CNN) —</b> With most of Puerto Rico in the dark Wednesday night, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said in a tweet that he has suggested Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority cancel its contract with a subcontractor that caused an island-wide power outage.<p>An excavator operated by D. Grimm, a subcontractor for …

Caribbean

U.S. and U.K. Issue Joint Alert Warning of Russian Cyber Attacks

Russia is using compromised computer network equipment to attack U.S. and British companies and government agencies, the two countries warned in an …

Cybersecurity

UK and U.S. authorities warn of Russian attacks on routers

Russia is being accused of a massive campaign to undermine the security of firewalls and routers in a bid to support espionage and future attacks.<p>It …

Cybersecurity

Mike's Blog Archives

Mike’s Blog<p>Guest Post:<p><b>By Preston Le Roy Schleinkofer</b><p>Introduction to Civil Defense<p>and Civil Defense Virginia<p>Ever since the demise of the U.S. Civil …

US strikes on Syria pose risk of conflict with Russia

President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared conflicted about whether to launch strikes on Syria amid growing concerns that a U.S. attack could …

Middle East

The Race to Find the Next Pandemic—Before It Finds Us

When piglets began dying on farms in southern China in late October 2016, their owners thought they knew what was going on. Baby pigs on farms are …

Microbiology

Russia appears to be readying for a naval battle with the US near Syria — but it could be a bluff

Russia's navy appears to have responded to President Donald Trump's warning that US missiles are headed to Syria after he accused the Syrian government of again conducting chemical warfare against its people.<p>The Russian military has said it is tracking the movements of the US Navy, Reuters reported …

Military

Special Forces Soldier dies in combat related incident

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. de Alencar, a Special Forces weapons sergeant assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces …

Military

America isn't prepared for a 2 a.m. cyberattack

At 2 a.m. on a Sunday, the White House operator takes a call from the 24-hour Command Center at NASA. There’s a grid or cyber emergency. The operator …

Johns Hopkins University

Trump promises decision on US response after suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria

President Donald Trump has promised a decision within 24 to 48 hours on how the U.S. will respond to the latest attack against civilians in Syria.<p>At …

Middle East

Taiwanese under siege from blitz of Chinese cyberattacks

Taiwan has admitted that cyber attacks from China are taking a toll on the island’s digital infrastructure, with government computer systems now …

Cybersecurity

New Chinese defense minister says China will ‘support’ Russia against US: Tass

China’s new defense minister Wei Fenghe has reportedly said during a visit to Moscow that China is ready to support Russia against the US.<p>“I am …

Russia

Cyberattack Pings Data Systems of At Least Four Gas Networks

At least four U.S. pipeline companies have seen their electronic systems for communicating with customers shut down over the last few days, with …

Cybersecurity

US pipeline firms report cyberattack shutdowns

Four US pipeline companies have reported their electronic systems for communicating with customers were shut down over the past few days, with three …

Cybersecurity

China Military Tells Russia 'We've Come to Support You' Against U.S.

China's military leadership has pledged its support to Russia as tensions between Moscow and the West further deteriorate into diplomatic isolation, …

Antibiotic resistant "nightmare bacteria" a growing threat in the U.S., CDC warns

In recent years, antibiotic resistance has risen to dangerous levels and has become a growing public health crisis. According to the Centers for …

Public Health

North Korea looks to be preparing a launch that could torpedo talks and bring a full-on war with the US

Despite a visible and encouraging thaw in relations between North Korea and South Korea, Pyongyang appears to be readying a move that could torpedo upcoming talks with the US and bring about an all-out war.<p>The move in question isn't a missile launch, which has often stoked tensions, but a satellite …

North Korea

Hackers have taken down dozens of 911 centers. Why is it so hard to stop them?

America’s emergency-response networks remain dangerously vulnerable to criminals bent on crippling the country’s critical infrastructure.<p>When news broke last week of a hacking attack on Baltimore’s 911 system, Chad Howard felt a rush of nightmarish memories.<p>Howard, the information technology …

Cybersecurity

US Delta Force commando killed in Syria was on a mission to kill or capture an ISIS leader

The U.S. soldier killed in Syria Friday was taking part in a mission to capture or kill an ISIS leader, U.S. military official confirmed …

Military

Our power grid remains open to both physical and cyber-attacks

Just in case you were feeling a little too cheerful, what with the arrival of Spring and the failure of the Chinese space station to fall on your …

Cybersecurity

DoD identifies soldier killed in Syria IED attack

The Department of Defense on Saturday released the name of a soldier who was killed in an improvised explosive device attack in Syria.<p>Master Sgt. …

Military

A NERC Cover-Up? Who Put the Electric Grid at Risk?

This incident has the olfactory bouquet of a NERC cover-up: On February 28, 2018 the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) submitted …

US, UK soldiers killed in Syria blast identified

<b>(CNN) —</b> US and UK defense officials on Saturday released the names of the two troops who were killed this week in an improvised explosive device attack in the Manbij area of Syria.<p>US Army Master Sgt. Jonathan Dunbar, 36, of Austin, Texas, and British soldier Sgt. Matt Tonroe died as a result of …

Middle East

Frank Gaffney Interviews Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

Frank Gaffney of Secure Freedom Radio interviewed Dr. Peter Vincent Pry on March 28, 2018.<p>Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is the Executive Director of the Task …

Space Weather Storms Could Set Modern High-Tech Life Back Hundreds of Years

<i>This originally appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>Shortly after 4 a.m. on a crisp, cloudless September morning in 1859, the sky above what is currently …

As Atlanta Seeks To Restore Services, Ransomware Attacks Are On The Rise

Atlanta city officials are not saying whether they were strong-armed into paying the $51,000 ransom to hackers holding many of the municipality's online services hostage, but they did announce progress in restoring networks on Thursday.<p>Police officers are once again able to file reports …

Online

A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder

ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s 8,000 employees got the word on Tuesday that they had been waiting for: It was O.K. to turn their computers on.<p>But as the city government’s desktops, hard drives and printers flickered back to life for the first time in five days, residents still could not pay their …

Cybersecurity

Threat From Cyber Hackers Is Growing, U.S. Grid Regulator Says

Hackers increasingly threaten sites in the U.S. ranging from nuclear power plants to water processing systems, according to a member of the Federal …

Cybersecurity

US power grid needs defense against looming cyber attacks

A recent poll showed that more than 90 percent of Americans believe the government is not doing enough to protect the electric grid from …

Cyber-attacks