The U.S. Department of Transportation and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have been urged by Senate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Chair Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., to provide more information regarding the federal government's actions in bolstering the aviation industry's cybersecurity defenses following the recent Killnet cyberattacks that impacted the websites of 14 major airports across the U.S., reports The Hill.
"While, reportedly, this incident did not directly impact airport operations, I am concerned that our nations aviation ecosystem remains vulnerable to debilitating cyberattacks, especially as malicious Russian state-sponsored cyber actors threaten additional cyberattacks on the nations critical infrastructure," said Rosen in a letter sent to the agencies.
Both agencies have been asked to provide details on how they have been coordinating with companies possibly affected by the recent attacks and if they have been offering technical help to airports and airlines. Rosen has previously co-introduced legislation seeking to strengthen healthcare cybersecurity standards.
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SiliconAngle reports that mounting cybersecurity threats against the hardware supply chain have prompted the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to unveil a new framework aimed at bolstering risk assessment and mitigation in the supply chain.
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, which manages the country's universal healthcare system, had its websites and portals disrupted by a Medusa ransomware attack last week, from which it is struggling to recover, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.