The new US Secretary of the Treasury linked cyberattacks to economic issues in his first round of talks with China on Wednesday.
Secretary Jacob Lew said during a press conference in Beijing, “This is a very serious threat to our economic interests. There was no mistaking how seriously we take this issue.”Read More
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) just announced a new initiative to assess the state of cyber security for the electric grid. DOE has already begun tapping numerous leads from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Homeland Security as well as both public and private utilities to contribute to this open forum on cyber security.Read More
A recent post on the Managing Automation blog looks at new cyber-security guidelines for industrial control systems published by a consortium that features industry heavyweights such as BP, Shell and DuPont. The growing need to protect industrial and critical systems from the developing threat of cyber crime prompts the blog to refer to cyber-security as the "top operations management trend in 2011." This would seem especially true given the sophistication and severity of the recent Stuxnet worm.Read More
Last week, we wrapped up our first Amphion Forum – a closed-door (no media allowed) event on the final weekday at CES 2011 where executives from Citrix, Google, IBM, Intel, Motorola, and Symantec as well as representatives from the Federal sector gathered to discuss the opportunities and threats posed by the emerging trillion-dollar “smart device” economy.Read More