April 07, 2014 Added by:Joe Weiss
On April 1, a federal grand jury indicted PG&E on 12 counts of knowingly and willfully violating the federal Pipeline Safety Act leading to the San Bruno natural gas pipeline rupture.
February 04, 2014 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
U.S. intelligence agencies warned the Department of Health and Human Services that the Healthcare.gov may have been compromised by contractors from Belarus who worked on developing code for the network who are suspected of inserting malicious code.
January 21, 2014 Added by:InfosecIsland News
CrowdStrike's Intelligence Team tracked more than 50 different threat actor groups believed to be behind the majority of sophisticated threats against enterprises in 2013.
December 21, 2013 Added by:InfoSec Institute
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks are considered by cyber strategists to be the backbone of any country. Critical infrastructure, and in particular control systems, require protection from a variety of cyber threats that could compromise their ordinary operation.
November 14, 2013 Added by:Cam Roberson
One of the major issues discussed in the wake of the National Security Agency leak involving Edward Snowden was how the government can prevent a similar leak from happening in the future. This article looks at several specific measures that can strengthen data security, making it more difficult for bad actors to break into the system, and tougher for them to make off with sensitive information onc...
November 07, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
If you have been following SCADA news in the last month, you might have noticed an avalanche of reports and blogs on new security vulnerabilities in power industry equipment. So far, vulnerability disclosures for 9 products using the DNP3 protocol have been released by the ICS-CERT, with another 21 SCADA product disclosures on their way.
September 12, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
I am not a SCADA Apologist. If anything, I consider people like myself and Joel Langill to be SCADA Realists. Clearly Joel and I believe security is important. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be in this business. And our clients don’t pay us to hear: “Do nothing; it’s the other guy’s fault.”
August 07, 2013 Added by:Lila Kee
Organizations, especially those involved in the electric industry, must view security investments as a viable risk-reduction tools that not only protect the nation’s way of life, but also investments they have made in their own businesses. To truly understand the risk that critical infrastructures face, and the level of security attention its different sectors require, you must first understand ...
July 16, 2013 Added by:Don Eijndhoven
Since somewhere as early as 2007 the various US intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies used the law to gain access to information harvested by tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Skype and Youtube.
July 08, 2013 Added by:Steve Ragan
Digital Alert Systems From Monroe Electronics Contain a Known SSH Private Key and are Vulnerable to Remote Attack
April 16, 2013 Added by:Jarno Limnéll
Cyberweapons are now comparable to the ballistic nuclear missile arsenal of the US, which also resides under the jurisdiction of the President. Giving the President cyber-initiative responsibilities speaks volumes regarding the serious attitude to which they are treated.
April 01, 2013 Added by:Joe Weiss
Industrial control systems (ICSs) were designed for reliability and safety and to enable system operability and functionality. Many ICSs were originally designed before networking was commonplace. Consequently, cyber security was not a design consideration.
March 26, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
Let's examine the good, the bad and the ugly details of patching as a means to secure SCADA and ICS systems. And to begin, let’s suppose patches could be installed without shutting down the process...
The Fight Against Secret Surveillance Law Continues: EFF Asks D.C. Circuit to Order Release of Secret Legal Opinion
March 19, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
In a brief filed on Friday, EFF continued its fight against secret surveillance law, asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to order the release of a secret opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).
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