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Ukranian Electric Grid Cyber Attack – It Can it Happen Here Too

January 09, 2016 Added by:Joe Weiss

As the NERC CIP process is public, our enemies are aware of the gaping cyber holes in our electric systems. When will the responsible entities wake up or will it be after they can’t turn their lights on?

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BlackEnergy Malware Used in Ukraine Power Grid Attacks: Report

January 05, 2016 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

Security firm ESET has been monitoring attacks involving the threat and recently discovered that the Trojan had been used to target news media and electrical power companies in Ukraine.

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US Critical Infrastructures are Being Targeted by Actors in the Middle East – But Attribution is Difficult

November 19, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

The availability of ICS cyber exploits, and the lack of attribution, there should be more concern about the very viable cyber threat to our critical infrastructures.

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Observations From the 2015 ICS Cyber Security Conference

November 10, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

2015 ICS Cyber Security Conference – Neither the Grid, Nuclear Plants, or other Undustries are Cyber Secure

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NSA Cyber Chief to Keynote 2015 ICS Cyber Security Conference in Atlanta

October 06, 2015 Added by:Mike Lennon

Philip D. Quade, Chief of the NSA Cyber Task Force and Special Assistant to the Director National Security Agency for Cyber, will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 ICS Cyber Security Conference, taking place Oct. 26-29 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The 2015 ICS Cyber Security Conference

September 18, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

The 2015 ICS Cyber Security Conference will be October 26-29 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta (www.icscybersecurityconference.com ). This will be the 15th in a series that began in 2002. The Conference will have some new twists, but will also stay true to its roots - ICS cyber security and what makes ICS cyber security different. Specifically, there will be....

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The Technical Limitations of Lloyd’s Cyber Report on the Insurance Implications of Cyberattack on the US Grid

July 31, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

The recent Lloyd’s report on cyber implications of the electric grid serves an important need to understand the insurance implications of a cyber attack against the electric grid. Unfortunately, I believe the technical aspects of the hypothesized attack in the Lloyd’s study are too flawed to be used.

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SCADA Systems Offered for Sale in the Underground Economy

June 22, 2015 Added by:Idan Aharoni

Access to such compromised SCADA systems that control various real-world equipment is being sold in the underground economy.

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First Victims of the Stuxnet Worm Revealed

November 11, 2014 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Kaspersky Lab today announced that after analyzing more than 2,000 Stuxnet files collected over a two-year period, it can identify the first victims of the Stuxnet worm.

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Unintentional ICS Cyber Incidents Have Had Significant Impacts on Nuclear Plants – Why Aren’t they Being Addressed?

October 02, 2014 Added by:Joe Weiss

The NIST definition of a cyber incident as defined in FIPS PUB 200, Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Information and Information System, is electronic communications between systems or systems and people that impacts Confidentiality, Integrity, and/or Availability. The incident doesn’t have to bemalicious or targeted to be a cyber incident

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Shining a Light on Industrial Control Networks with Purpose Built Intrusion Detection Systems

September 16, 2014 Added by:Nate Kube

There are differences between industrial control systems and enterprise IT networks resulting in different security needs. To protect industrial networks, system operators must opt for an industrial next gen firewall with an IDS that fully understands industrial protocols and the specific context of each industrial command.

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2014 ICS Cyber Security Conference Agenda Update

August 15, 2014 Added by:Mike Lennon

The 14th ICS Cyber Security Conference will have 5 major themes: Actual ICS cyber incidents; ICS cyber security standards; ICS cyber security solutions; ICS cyber security demonstrations; and ICS policy issues.

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Is BYOD Security Really Concerned with Safety – or Is It About Control?

July 14, 2014 Added by:Eric Byres

As SCADA security professionals we need to pick our security battles carefully. I will be looking deeper into the real goals of any SCADA security policy or technology I am exposed to. Is it really helping make SCADA and ICS safer? Or is it just a way to make control easier? Is it addressing the real risks? Or is it just for show?

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DHS Mistakenly Releases 840-pages of Critical Infrastructure Documents

July 09, 2014 Added by:Mike Lennon

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released hundreds of documents, some of which contain sensitive information and potentially vulnerable critical infrastructure points across the United States, in response to a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about a cyber-security attack.

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2014 ICS Cyber Security Conference – Mark Your Calendar

June 02, 2014 Added by:Joe Weiss

It's official! The 2014 (the 14th) ICS Cyber Security Conference will be held October 20 – 23, 2014 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta.

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SecurityWeek Acquires Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Conference Series

April 28, 2014 Added by:InfosecIsland News

SecurityWeek announced that it has acquired the ICS Cybersecurity Conference series, the leading organizer of cybersecurity-focused events for the industrial control systems sector.

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