CISA Alerts: Cyber Attack Risks Data Theft at Chemical Program

June 26, 2024
CISA Chemical Facility Cyber-attack


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a warning to chemical facilities about potential data theft following a cyber-attack in January. The attackers targeted CISA’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, exploiting vulnerabilities in Ivanti remote access VPNs.

Source: Cybersecurity Dive


From January 23 to January 26, unauthorized actors accessed CISA’s Chemical Security Assessment Tool. Despite extensive investigations, CISA found no evidence of data theft or lateral movement within the system. However, the breach potentially exposed critical security data, including top-screen surveys and site security plans. The attack was linked to zero-day vulnerabilities in Ivanti VPNs, which were exploited before a patch was released on January 31.



In the context of the cyber-attack on CISA’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, iCognative technology could be invaluable. This method works by measuring brainwave responses to specific, crime-related stimuli. For example, in this case, stimuli could include details of the security breach, images of the compromised system interfaces, or terms related to the exploited vulnerabilities.

Using iCognative could strengthen the security measures of agencies like CISA, enhancing their capability to thwart cyber-attacks and protect critical infrastructure.

Source: Brainwave Science