Browsing Tag: vulnerabilities

Siemens Working On Fix For ‘Security Gaps’ In Logic Controllers

Siemens AG said on Tuesday that it was talking to its customers about what it acknowledged were “security gaps” in its Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), after an NSS Labs researcher disclosed the discovery of what he described as serious security holes in the company’s industrial control systems.

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SCADA Holes Allowed Remote Takedown of Siemens Systems

Security researcher Dillon Beresford decided not to present a talk at the TakedownCon in Dallas on Thursday, citing concerns about mayhem that could have resulted. But in an e-mail, he told Threatpost that the vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to start or stop Siemens Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and harvest information from the devices.

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Obama Administration Lays Out New U.S. Cyberspace Strategy

The Obama administration has unveiled a sweeping strategy for the way that it plans to conduct the country’s business and political dealings online in the coming years, and much of the plan centers on improving the security and reliability of the Internet. The International Strategy for Cyberspace is a policy document and not a technical one, but the plan clearly implies that the U.S. intends to assert and defend its rights online.

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Making an Application Security Program Succeed, Part Two

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely,” is a quote attributed to legendary automaker Henry Ford. While it seemingly has nothing to do with secure application development, all you need to do is talk to a handful of enterprises who have tried to implement a secure development lifecycle – and you’ll certainly see how it applies.

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