Blog Posts Tagged with "Dillon Beresford"

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Top Ten Information Security Industry All-Stars

November 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Messmer's list is comprised of those "who year after year demonstrate the specialized skills that make them worth listening to". Several recently gave presentations at Hacker Halted and at Black Hat, and Infosec Island was fortunate enough to have conducted video interviews with them...

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The Unfinished State of our National ICS Reporting System

August 23, 2011 Added by:Chris Blask

The rather petulant tone of the advisory indicates problems with the way our system is setup as well as insufficient process and staffing being applied to outbound communications. Certainly, advisories with content and tone like this one are not a step in the right direction...

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PLC Controlers, Stuxnet, and Kinetic Attacks: Black Hat 2011

August 04, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Today we have a hacker community out there able to get their hands on code easily and even perhaps the PLC systems themselves to create even more exploits. Add to this that many SCADA systems have been connected to the Internet (as they should NEVER BE) ripe for attack and we have a big problem...

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Network Security: The Threats You Don’t See

June 22, 2011 Added by:Chris Blask

Threats to critical infrastructure are usually discussed in the terms of Cyber Warfare. Unlike a nation-state, however, there is no reason to believe that a sufficiently motivated individual or small group would not release malware which attacks everything it sees...

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Siemens Patches SCADA System Vulnerabilities

June 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Siemens was prompted to take swift action after security researcher Dillon Beresford cancelled a scheduled presentation at the Takedown Conference in Dallas where he planned to reveal an exploit proof-of-concept aimed at Siemens controllers...

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The Marketing Department Fixed Those SCADA Vulnerabilities

May 25, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

DHS, Siemens and other similar organizations are naive to think that attackers aren't actively exploiting their software. Regardless if a researcher decided to not publicly speak about an exploit, there is an assumption that it isn't already exploited. How wrong they are....

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Homemade Cyber Weapon On Par With Stuxnet Virus

May 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The reaction by Siemens is the old school knee-jerk reaction: 'Just 'cus some kids can do it does not mean we are targeted'. Industrial control vendors and users have to take this very seriously. They are being targeted, they are vulnerable, and the repercussions could be expensive..."

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Researcher Rebukes Siemens Over SCADA Exploits

May 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The vulnerabilities are far reaching and affect every industrialized nation across the globe. This is a very serious issue. As an independent security researcher and professional security analyst, my obligation is not to Siemens but to their consumers..."

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