Industrial Control Systems
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.
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 13, 2013 Added by:InfosecIsland News
Tripwire unveiled the results of a study comparing risk-based security management in the industrial sector to that of other industries.
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 24, 2013 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
In this panel discussion industry experts investigate the possible sources and application of the knowledge needed to secure critical infrastructure
May 16, 2013 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, or ICS-CERT, recently issued an advisory warning of an elevated risk of cyber-based attacks against companies that are tasked with administering systems that control elements of our nation’s critical infrastructure.
May 07, 2013 Added by:Jarno Limnéll
In reality, a well-prepared cyber attack does not need to last for 15 minutes to succeed. After preparations it takes only seconds to conduct the attack which may hit targets next door as well as those on the other side of the world.
May 07, 2013 Added by:InfosecIsland News
A new report from the Pentagon marked the most explicit statement yet from the United States that it believes China's cyber spying is focused on the US government, as well as American corporations.
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.
Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid: Implementing Security Controls into the Modern Power Infrastructure
April 09, 2013 Added by:Ben Rothke
In Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid: Implementing Security Controls into the Modern Power Infrastructure, authors Eric Knapp and Raj Samani provide and excellent overview on what the smart grid is and how it can be secured.
April 05, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
Applying patches is a critical part of good security. According to US-CERT, about 95% of all network intrusions could have been avoided by keeping systems up to date with appropriate patches. What I am against is patching as a knee-jerk reaction to security vulnerabilities. You can’t expect your control system to operate reliably if you don’t have a controlled process for patching.
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...
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