Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the latest Cyber Threat Report issued by the Army Cyber Institute regarding cyber-attacks perpetrated against the military, governmental agencies, and industrial infrastructures by hostile international forces. The Institute looks to demonstrate the full range of creative capabilities that adversaries apply to steal money, appropriate trade secrets, and support their wartime strategies.

The success of a cyber-attack is proportional to the vulnerability of a network’s softest targets. Components without the latest security patches, weak passwords, and fallible humans continue to be the top issues. Look for FERC to push for more CIP requirements in these areas.