The CyberWire Daily Podcast 10.11.22
Ep 1680 | 10.11.22

An update on the hybrid war, where Russia turns to missile strikes, physical sabotage, and nuisance-level DDoS. Surveys look at the state of the SOC and the mind of the CISO.

Show Notes

Russia's Killnet suspected in DDoS attack on major US airports. Starlink service interruptions reported. Bundesbahn communications network sabotaged in northern Germany. Germany's cybersecurity chief faces scrutiny over alleged ties to Russia. Ben Yelin on the FCC's crackdown on robocalls. Ann Johnson from Afternoon Cyber Tea talking with Sounil Yu from JupiterOne about the importance and evolution of cyber resilience. Overworked CISOs may be a security risk, but in an encouraging counterpoint, another study shows a record of CISO success during the pandemic.

Selected reading.

US Airport Websites Hit by Suspected Pro-Russian Cyberattacks (SecurityWeek) 

Hackers knock some U.S. airport websites offline (Washington Post)

Hackers took down U.S. airport web sites, Department of Homeland Security confirms (USA TODAY)

Pro-Russian hackers claim responsibility for taking down US airport websites (Computing) 

US airports' sites taken down in DDoS attacks by pro-Russian hackers (BleepingComputer) 

Pro-Putin goons target US airport websites with DDoS flood (Register) 

Russian Sanctions Instigator Lloyd’s Possibly Hit by Cyber-Attack (Infosecurity Magazine)

Lloyd's of London reboots network after suspicious activity (Register) Back Online After Cyber Attack (GovTech)

Defending Ukraine: SecTor session probes a complex cyber war (IT World Canada)

Ukrainian officials reportedly say there have been 'catastrophic' Starlink outages in recent weeks (Business Insider)

Frontline Ukraine troops are reportedly enduring Starlink outages (Engadget).

Elon Musk’s foray into geopolitics has Ukraine worried (The Economist)

Elon Musk needs to clarify Ukraine's reported Starlink outages: Kinzinger (Newsweek) 

Attack on German Rail Network ‘Targeted, Professional,’ Police Say (Bloomberg)

An act of sabotage shut down parts of Germany's rail system for hours this weekend (

Germany rail chaos could have been caused by Russia, says MP (The Telegraph) 

Sabotage blamed for major disruption on Germany’s rail network (The Telegraph) 

No sign that foreign state was behind German rail sabotage, police say (Reuters)

Germany Won’t Rule Out Foreign Country Role in Rail Sabotage (Bloomberg)

Germany's cybersecurity chief faces dismissal, reports say (Reuters)

German cybersecurity chief investigated over Russia ties (ABC News)

German Cybersecurity Chief to be Sacked Over Alleged Russia Ties: Sources (SecurityWeek)

„Wir müssen wachsam bleiben“ (Tagesspiegel) 

1 in 5 Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) Work More Than 25 Extra Hours Per Week (Tessian) 

2022 Devo SOC Performance Report (Devo)

2022 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study (Deloitte Insights)

Cybersecurity Survey of State CISOs Identifies Many Positive Trends (PR Newswire)