Cybersecurity

Two weeks after breach, Energy lab back online

Pacific Northwest lab restores public websites and Internet access nearly two weeks after a hack exploited a zero-day vulnerability.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Energy building 100-gigabit/sec network to handle data 'explosion'

The goal of the Advanced Networking Initiative, being built in conjunction with Internet2 with Recovery Act funding, is to develop a 1 terabit/sec science and research network.

Cybersecurity

Hack of Energy’s Pacific Northwest lab exploited zero-day vulnerability

Workers at PNNL have made progress restoring servers compromised by an Advanced Persistent Threat and hope to be fully restored by Thursday.

Cybersecurity

Energy lab still offline in wake of July 1 attack

Staff members at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been working around the clock since July 1 to diagnose and fix problems caused by a “highly sophisticated attack.”

Cloud & Infrastructure

Nuclear agency takes fast track to new supercomputing capacity

The National Nuclear Security Administration is pioneering a strategy for quickly acquiring as much as 3 petaflops of computing capacity to support the operational processing needed to keep its high-performance supercomputers busy.

Cybersecurity

Energy lab restoring website, investigating attack

The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility's website is being restored as the lab investigates a cyberattack that coincided with two others over the holiday weekend.

Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks take two Energy labs offline

The Pacific Northwest National Lab and the Thomas Jefferson Laboratory National Accelerator Facility shut down e-mail and outside Internet access after a "sophisticated cyber attack."

Cybersecurity

'Sophisticated cyberattack' hits another Energy Dept. lab

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has shut down its website and Internet access as a result of an attack that shows some similarities to one that hit Oak Ridge National Laboratory in April.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Los Alamos unplugs supercomputers as wildfires threaten

As a wildfire escalated in New Mexico, the Los Alamos National Laboratory was forced to shut down two of the world's fastest supercomputers.

Emerging Tech

Tiny silicon wings could power future micro-drones

Students in Sandia National Laboratories' design contest have come up with dragonfly wings that could work for a variety of small bots.

Cybersecurity

To defeat phishing, Energy learns to phish

Filters won't catch every threat, so Energy and other agencies have gone phishing themselves, using training and penetration tests to beef up employees' knowledge of attacks.

Cybersecurity

With a click, employees invite a vampire into the network

A number of disturbing breaches this year illustrate the difficulty of protecting IT systems and networks against an insider who insists on letting Dracula in the door.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Lesson from Amazon's cloud crash: Plan for the worst

The days-long failure of Amazon Web Service's Elastic Cloud Compute was an acute reminder of what can go wrong in the cloud, but one federal website also demonstrated how to be ready.

Cybersecurity

Oak Ridge still without Internet access due to malware attack

Malware delivered to the lab through a successful spear phishing attack keeps the facility's Internet access shut down as technicians work to identify, isolate and clean up the infection.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Amazon gets cloud services back online

After a three-day outage, Amazon Web Services has restored service for a majority of its customers.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Amazon cloud crash keeps Energy site offline

What can go wrong with cloud computing? A cutting-edge Energy Department collaboration website hosted by Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud went dark not for a matter of minutes or hours, but days.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Oak Ridge lab shuts down e-mail, Internet after cyberattack

Phishing e-mails with a malicious link delivered "very sophisticated" malware intended to steal technical info from the Energy Department lab. Other labs also have been targeted.

Cybersecurity

Smart grid tapped to inspire alternative energy sources

With a smart, self-healing electric distribution system in place, the Chicago suburb's public utilities department is using a federal grant to build a secure advanced metering infrastructure.

Cybersecurity

Top 6 hurdles to securing a smart grid

The Government Accountability Office identified major challenges to ensuring the cybersecurity of an intelligent, interconnected power grid.

Cybersecurity

The promise and perils of a smart grid

A smart, networked energy grid offers a host of energy- and money saving benefits, but it presents an enticing target to all sorts of miscreants. How to reap the good while avoiding the bad?

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