S4 is a conference hosted by Digital Bond, a security consulting firm based in Sunrise, Florida. Now in its fifth year, the S4 draws some of the world’s top experts in securing industrial control systems to sunny Miami Beach to discuss the state of the art. Here are some shots from the show.
Researchers at Cylance released details of a custom exploit designed to defeat a vulnerability in a Tridium Niagara Framework device installed at Google’s Sydney, Australia campus.
As if hurtling through the air at 500 miles per hour in an enormous meshing of metal and wires wasn’t terrifying enough, security researcher Hugo Teso presented a practical demonstration of a remote airline attack in which he took complete control of a virtual aircraft’s flight management system (FMS) at the Hack-in-the-Box security conference in Amsterdam yesterday.
Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) is urging the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Fred Upton (R-MI), to take immediate action toward passing the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense (GRID) Act, which Markey calls a bipartisan bill aimed at hardening the nation’s electrical grid and critical infrastructure against cyberattacks.