Streetsblog USA: How a ‘City Bus Manager’ Video Game Could Become an Advocacy Tool

Streetsblog USA: How a ‘City Bus Manager’ Video Game Could Become an Advocacy Tool. “A new video game releasing today will challenge players to successfully run a virtual version of their city’s bus network — and the developers behind it hope it can create a new generation of transit advocates, even as they acknowledge that the complex realities of a transportation network can’t be gamified.”

Utility Dive: Porn and Putin-focused hacks of charging stations drive new cybersecurity steps for an EV boom

Utility Dive: Porn and Putin-focused hacks of charging stations drive new cybersecurity steps for an EV boom. “The ongoing expansion of the U.S. electric vehicle ecosystem is creating new cybersecurity risks for the nation’s power system by offering hackers access through widely distributed and less well-protected charging stations, but solutions are emerging, charger software providers and researchers said.”

The African Development Corridors Database: a new tool to assess the impacts of infrastructure investments (Scientific Data)

Scientific Data: The African Development Corridors Database: a new tool to assess the impacts of infrastructure investments . “We developed a database of 79 development corridors across Africa, synthesizing data from multiple sources covering 184 projects on railways, wet and dry ports, pipelines, airports, techno-cities, and industrial parks. The georeferenced interlinked tabular and spatial database includes 22 attributes.”

Iowa State University: Novel atlas shows vast urban infrastructure divide between Global South and Global North

Iowa State University: Novel atlas shows vast urban infrastructure divide between Global South and Global North. “The pioneering new data set shows the vast differences in the height of built-up infrastructure in urban areas across the globe, information that could improve projections of energy use and emissions and inform city planning and economic development efforts, including progression toward the United Nations sustainable development goals, said Yuyu Zhou…”

Bureau of Transportation Statistics: BTS Updates Datasets to National Transportation Atlas Database

Bureau of Transportation Statistics: BTS Updates Datasets to National Transportation Atlas Database. “The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics today released its fall 2022 update to the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD), a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, networks, and associated infrastructure.”

Bleeping Computer: Hive claims ransomware attack on Tata Power, begins leaking data

Bleeping Computer: Hive claims ransomware attack on Tata Power, begins leaking data. “Hive ransomware group has claimed responsibility for a cyber attack disclosed by Tata Power this month. A subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Tata Group, Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company based in Mumbai. In screenshots seen by BleepingComputer, Hive operators are seen posting data they claim to have stolen from Tata Power, indicating that the ransom negotiations failed.”

Purdue University: As ransomware attacks increase, new algorithm may help prevent power blackouts

Purdue University: As ransomware attacks increase, new algorithm may help prevent power blackouts. “No single power utility company has enough resources to protect the entire grid, but maybe all 3,000 of the grid’s utilities could fill in the most crucial security gaps if there were a map showing where to prioritize their security investments. Purdue University researchers have developed an algorithm to create that map.”

NOLA: Nobody knows as much about New Orleans’ street tiles as this guy. And he’s worried.

NOLA: Nobody knows as much about New Orleans’ street tiles as this guy. And he’s worried.. “For more than a century, street corners in the older sections of the Crescent City have been marked with names made from embedded alphabet tiles. The Wordle of street names lends a certain genteel, old-fashioned charm to any stroll. Like beignets and Mardi Gras beads, they are among New Orleans’ iconic images, a signature of the City That Care Forgot. But these days, the tiles may be in trouble. With widespread street repairs unfolding around them, tile-lovers are concerned that when the dust settles and the cement trucks finally retreat, many of the tiles will permanently disappear with them.”

Wanted: New homes for historic bridges (Capitol Beat)

Capitol Beat: Wanted: New homes for historic bridges. “The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is trying to find homes for historic bridges that have outlived their usefulness and need to be replaced. The agency’s Office of Environmental Services announced Wednesday the launching of a website that will spread the word about historic bridges that are available for relocation and preservation.”

Governor of Nevada: State of Nevada, Governor Sisolak launch NevadaBuilds.com highlighting infrastructure investments

Governor of Nevada: State of Nevada, Governor Sisolak launch NevadaBuilds.com highlighting infrastructure investments. “Governor Steve Sisolak officially launched a website highlighting infrastructure investments coming to Nevada through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, NevadaBuilds.com.”

Bleeping Computer: Montenegro says Russian cyberattacks threaten key state functions

Bleeping Computer: Montenegro says Russian cyberattacks threaten key state functions. “Members of the government in Montenegro are stating that the country is being hit with sophisticated and persistent cyberattacks that threaten the country’s essential infrastructure. Targets include electricity and water supply systems, transportation services, online portals that citizens use to access various state services, and more.”

CISA: Action required now to prepare for quantum computing cyber threats (ZDNet)

ZDNet: CISA: Action required now to prepare for quantum computing cyber threats. “Action must be taken now to help protect networks from cybersecurity threats that will emerge in the advent of power of quantum computing, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has warned. While quantum computing could bring benefits to computing and society, it also brings new cybersecurity threats – and the CISA alert warns that critical infrastructure in particular is at risk.”

Bleeping Computer: Hackers attack UK water supplier with 1.6 million customers

Bleeping Computer: Hackers attack UK water supplier with 1.6 million customers. “South Staffordshire Water, a company supplying 330 million liters of drinking water to 1.6 consumers daily, has issued a statement confirming IT disruption from a cyberattack. As the announcement explains, the safety and water distribution systems are still operational, so the disruption of the IT systems doesn’t impact the supply of safe water to its customers or those of its subsidiaries, Cambridge Water and South Staffs Water.”