Critical infrastructure policymakers are calling for the formation of a new group to better protect the North American electric grid from cyber-attacks.
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Schneider Electric Mitigates Vulnerabilities in OPC Factory Server and Floating License Manager Products
ICS-CERT posted a pair of advisories for Schneider Electric SCADA and industrial control system equipment that could allow an attacker to execute malicious programs.
FBI Director James B. Comey said during his RSA Conference keynote that public-private sector information sharing is crucial to deterring cybercrime.
The U.S. government published a voluntary cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure operators. The framework is a deliverable out of Executive Order 13636.
PUNTA CANA–Here’s how nuts the world of ICS security is: Jonathan Pollet, a security consultant who specializes in ICS systems, was at a Texas amusement park recently and the ride he was waiting for was malfunctioning. The operator told him the ride used a Siemens PLC as part of the control system, so he went[...]
The HVAC contractor linked to the Target breach says the only data connection between the two companies was a billing system. ICS experts, meanwhile, decry the security of bridges between IT and facilities systems.
“I’m afraid very soon we’re going to see more attacks on critical infrastructure,” Kaspersky said during a keynote speech at Kaspersky Lab’s Industry Analyst Summit here Thursday.
The range of targets APT groups are going after is widening, as are the levels of talent and financing these groups possess.
Government computer systems remain vulnerable to attack, largely because of a failure to properly patch vulnerabilities and the continued use of poor passwords, a DHS report concludes.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the big security stories of the last couple of weeks, including the developments in the Target data breach, the president’s speech on NSA surveillance reforms and SCADA security woes.