Blog Posts Tagged with "SCADA"


SCADA Security Directions for 2013 - How Will ICS and SCADA Security Change in 2013?

February 01, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres

You see, every January I get asked to make between three and five predictions for the upcoming year. Then every December people remind me that I made those predictions 12 months ago. Then they get to tell me how poorly I did.

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Perfect Citizen, US vulnerability assessment program on critical infrastructures

January 02, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

CNET web site has published a news on a secret National Security Agency program named Perfect Citizen that is targeting on large-scale the control systems inside utilities, including power grid and gas pipeline controllers, with the purpose to discover security vulnerabilities.

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Hackers at the Controls

December 16, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

An FBI report details what could be the hacking elite sect of Anonymous, Antisec, using a backdoor to compromise an air-conditioning control system in New Jersey. This leaves me to the question of how vulnerable the government and private sectors are for these types of compromise...

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Modernizing Physical Security and Incorporating Best Practices Into New Assets

November 18, 2012 Added by:Michele Westergaard

Cyber security threats to the utility industry are increasing in number and sophistication. The North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) is increasing the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) regulatory requirements to ensure facilities are meeting basic standards in this area...

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Industrial Control System Security: A Reliability Issue?

November 06, 2012 Added by:Larry Karisny

Cyber Security Expert Joe Weiss has spearheaded the ICS Cyber Security Conference for 12 years and when he calls in the troops, the best come to serve. Last month’s conference held at Old Dominion University's Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center -- VMASC in Suffolk, Va. -- was no different...

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Optimism... or Special Interests?

October 31, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

There seems to be some political purpose to the current interests around Kaspersky. They are becoming involved in investigating malware of a cyber weapon nature instead of the constant pursuit of Trojan variants and financial fraud that is more damaging to the masses originating around their home office...

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Securing Smart Grid, SCADA, and Other Industrial Control Systems

October 11, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

The Stuxnet computer worm of mid-2010 was a huge wake-up call for the energy industry. It also catapulted SCADA from an obscure term to the forefront of industrial security. But nearly two years later, it is unclear if the energy sector is adequately prepared for sophisticated information security threats...

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Quick and Dirty Plan for Critical Infrastructure Security Improvement

October 11, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

I was recently engaged with some critical infrastructure experts on Twitter. We were discussing a quick and dirty set of basic tasks that could be used an approach methodology for helping better secure the power grid and other utilities. There was a significant discussion and many views were exchanged...

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Revenge of the NERCs?

October 04, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Ultimately this is critical stuff. If we don’t want to find ourselves wandering the wastelands searching for food and water fighting off marauding bands of marauders (is that redundant?) its important for these ninjas to get it right and keep the pirates at bay...

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Secure Communications in Harsh Environments

October 02, 2012 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

For a long time, hackers only targeted the IT systems of offices or individuals. This, however, has changed as the bad guys more frequently go after unconventional targets, like industrial and oil plants, refineries of all kinds, power grids or water utilities...

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We're Under Cyber Attack INSIDE America!

October 01, 2012 Added by:Doug DePeppe

Cyberattacks are mounting. They are getting more severe, and indicate nation-state support, reportedly from Iran. The US national strategy must change. It must address the need for capability where harm from an attack on critical infrastructure will be felt in communities across America...

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Energy Sector Cyber Espionage: Chinese Hackers are not Alone

September 29, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Since last month a new campaign of cyber attacks have hit the Energy sector, all is started with the incidents to Saudi Aramco and RasGas companies, in both cases a malware infected internal networks without impacting on the production systems...

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Surviving a Public Infrastructure or Energy Grid Attack

September 27, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

What would you do if the lights suddenly went out? Where would you get news from? Or more importantly water? Keep cool or get heat? Though many disregard warnings about critical infrastructure attacks what if the worst did happen, would you be prepared?

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Anomaly Detection: Front-Door Infrastructure Security

September 23, 2012 Added by:Larry Karisny

So what if we could create an anomaly algorithm that could audit, detect and approve positive input events in business processes. And if we could do this then wouldn’t risk management and security actually just be a byproduct of allowing these positive business events to occur?

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Ask The Experts: Important SCADA Security Tips

September 16, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Utilities have been computerizing their SCADA systems for years now. This has allowed them to save money, time and manpower and has increased their situational awareness and control flexibility. However, industrial control systems are usually not very robust and also very ‘dumb...

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Three Days of The Condor... With Malware

September 07, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Pandora’s box has been opened. All the players are taking the field, and many of them may not be ready to play a proper game… Shamoon did it’s thing, but it seems to be more a brute force tool than an elegant piece of code and a slick plan. The blowback though is yet to be determined...

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