Information Technology

Connecticut Cyber Chief and other officials say utilities thwarted attacks

CT officials: Utilities thwarted millions of hacking attempts (Hartford Business Journal, 9/18/18) Connecticut cybersecurity officials said Tuesday that utility companies have faced more frequent and sophisticated attempts to penetrate their networks over the past year, but suffered no breaches. In a second annual review of utility cyberdefenses — a confidential…

Startup Success: Monitoring the oceans thanks to undersea technology

(The Day, 8/27/18) A 19th century naval officer continues to inspire maritime strategy today. ThayerMahan Inc., located in Groton, is named for the famed officer. This 21st century company is dramatically changing how the physical and environmental security of the world’s oceans are monitored. ThayerMahan, founded in 2016, uses modern…

NIST Awards $4 Million For 2018 Small Businesses Innovation Research Program

(Public.now, 8/21/18) GAITHERSBURG, Md.-The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $4 million in grants to 21 small businesses to support innovative technology development. Awardees in 15 states will receive Phase I or Phase II funding through NIST’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The…

Cybersecurity’s insidious new threat: workforce stress

(MIT Technology Review, 8/7/18) he thousands of cybersecurity professionals gathering at Black Hat, a massive conference held in the blistering heat of Las Vegas every summer, are encountering a different type of session this year. A new “community” track is offering talks on a range of workplace issues facing defenders…

CCAT and Novus cybersecurity broadcast this weekend

CCAT and Novus cybersecurity broadcast this weekend

Building cybersecurity culture central to radio broadcast… Pulse of the Region will focus on the ever-growing topic of cybersecurity on Aug. 18 and 19. The radio show will include a panel discussion with (from left) Tom Maloney of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Glenn Lussier of EDAC Technologies, Natalie…

Russian Hackers Appear to Shift Focus to U.S. Power Grid

(New York Times, 7/27/18) WASHINGTON — State-sponsored Russian hackers appear far more interested this year in demonstrating that they can disrupt the American electric utility grid than the midterm elections, according to United States intelligence officials and technology company executives. Despite attempts to infiltrate the online accounts of two Senate…