The Homeland Security Department on Monday issued an update to its ongoing investigation of the "BlackEnergy" malicious code, recovered from the networks of a power company in western Ukraine that suffered an outage in December.
On Tuesday, Israel's Electric Authority had neutralized but had not fully disabled a "severe cyberattack" that targeted the country's electric systems and was discovered Monday.
As cybersecurity continues to take on a more significant role in the total framework of national security, the federal government has matched that increase in importance with a sizeable increase in spending, according to IDC.
The military arm of the government's efforts in cyberspace recently released a document admitting that despite a considerable edge at the beginning of the cyber age, it now faces experts outside the country who possess capabilities on par with the U.S.
Increased connectivity and the Internet of Things exacerbate the challenges of cybersecurity, but it would be short sighted to stymie innovation in an attempt to become more defensible, said NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers.
An internal FBI memo obtained by an NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C. reportedly showed federal officials' concern that recently compromised fiber optic cables in California may have been part of an attempt to disrupt the Super Bowl early next month.
Following reports that the United States intelligence community is investigating a cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid that caused an outage late last year, the Homeland Security Department has issued the first public statement from the administration on U.S. involvement.
President Obama will issue an executive order or presidential directive within several months that provides federal agencies guidance on the appropriate response to a catastrophic cyber attack, according to Politico.
In a notice obtained by Reuters, a public-private cyber threat information sharing group advised U.S. power companies to "do a better job" with network defense.
New information suggests the Russian government may be responsible for the "interference" of an IT system that took down a portion of the Ukraine's power grid.