Articles on cyber warfare have consistently seen cyberattacks as a first-strike weapon for attacking countries before or at least at the onset of a moving conflict. The speed with which these attacks occur and the difficulty in allowing for sufficient indications and warning for defenders to mitigate their intensity and volume successfully have bolstered cyberattacks as a legitimate capability for degradation, disruption, and destruction. Cyberattacks in a moving conflict are synonymous with a
The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division recently upheld a lower court’s finding that the war exclusion in a property insurance policy did not preclude coverage for Merck’s claim stemming from a 2017 cyberattack. The decision is appropriately heralded as a huge win for policyholders and affirms New Jersey’s longstanding history of protecting policyholders’ reasonable expectations.
Insurance policies typically contain some form of a war exclusion, which generally bars coverage on
If you have ever sat and read an entire insurance policy, you are fully aware of the use of specific words and definitions and how the words apply to the coverage. The definition of “war” and “cyber-war” are at issue. Property policies' war exclusions were designed to apply to any type of nation-state attack, including cyber events, insurers told a New Jersey appellate panel on 8 February in a battle over whether Merck has coverage for $1.4 billion in losses stemming from the 2017 NotPetya cyb
The ramifications from the 2017 NotPetya attack, which the US government said was caused by a Russian cyber-attack in Ukraine, continues to be felt worldwide as now cyber insurers are modifying coverage exclusions; that is - expanding the definition of these attacks as an "act of war." This 5-year-old cyber-attack appears to be leading the insurance industry on its head.
Mondelez International, parent of such popular brands as Cadbury, Oreo, Ritz, and Triscuit, was hit hard by NotPetya, with fa
Those readers who were born before the Internet Age may remember seeing the Wanted Posters of criminals on the walls of US Post Offices. There were stated cash rewards for those who provided information that led to the wanted criminal’s arrest. Yes, you actually went into a federal building and mailed a letter with a postage stamp attached. What is a postage stamp? We will cover this subject in another article. The US authorities are offering a multimillion-dollar reward for anyone with info
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a new 'CISA Insights' document aimed at all US organizations, not just critical infrastructure operators. The checklist of actions is CISA's response to this week's cyberattacks on Ukraine's systems and websites, which the country
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced on 20 January 2022, to strengthen its Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards by requiring internal network security monitoring (INSM) for high and medium impact bulk electric system cyber systems.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposes to direct the North American Electric Reliability Corporation to develop and submit new or modified Reliability Standards to address a gap in the current standards.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have released a report providing insights on how to enhance supply chain security in the wake of the SolarWinds attack.
The guidance released 28 April 2021, "Defending Against Software Supply Chain Attacks," offers recommendations on how to implement the NIST Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management Framework and the Secure Software Development Framework. "This resource provides in-depth re
The current US administration is signaling it will be updating the US government’s approach to its maritime cybersecurity strategy. Cyber security priorities are being discussed to enhance and secure the US’ ability to ‘project power at sea and defend against adversarial cyberattacks.’ The plan involves a re-examination of the national approach to information sharing and better emphasizing the use of operational technologies in ports.
Hackers at all tier levels have long targeted shipping fir
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been viewed as the right answer to all our questions for the past few years. AI, like a lot of technology, can be used for both Good and Evil. This article explores how AI is being used on both sides of the fight.
Link to the full report: TR-20-054-001_AI hazards.pdf
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