Blog Posts Tagged with "Power Grid"

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Category #1 Cyberattacks: Are Critical Infrastructures Exposed?

November 07, 2017 Added by:Jalal Bouhdada

Here's why the threat of attacks against critical national infrastructures should prompt industries to address their vulnerabilities before it’s too late.

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Quick and Dirty Plan for Critical Infrastructure Security Improvement

October 11, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

I was recently engaged with some critical infrastructure experts on Twitter. We were discussing a quick and dirty set of basic tasks that could be used an approach methodology for helping better secure the power grid and other utilities. There was a significant discussion and many views were exchanged...

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Potential Collateral Damage from an Israeli First Strike on Iran

August 26, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Carbon whiskers unleashed to disable transformers? Oh yes. Just a few grams got released into the atmosphere and shorted out transformers throughout the Pacific Northwest. I do not like the idea of kilograms of this escaping the target area. It could be decades before power grids are free of this menace...

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Panetta: Urgency Needed to Defend Against Cyber Attacks

June 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“I'm very concerned at the potential in cyber to be able to cripple our power grid, to be able to cripple our government systems, to be able to cripple our financial systems. It would virtually paralyze this country. And as far as I'm concerned, that represents the potential for another Pearl Harbor… using cyber"...

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All the Lights Will Not Go Out in a Cyber Attack

April 17, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

One of the biggest threats that you hear is that hackers could take out the power grid and all the power would be shut off. America would be thrown back to the power stone age in the flick of a switch (or a series of SCADA exploits). But is this true? The answer is no...

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Misconceptions about Aurora: Why Isn't More Being Done

April 13, 2012 Added by:Joe Weiss

The 2007 Aurora test at the Idaho National Laboratory demonstrated that if someone can gain access to a controller, the attacker will cause physical damage. As Aurora is a gap in protection of the electric grid, one way to prevent an Aurora attack is by hardware mitigation...

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FBI Increasingly Concerned About Smart Meter Hacks

April 10, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The FBI warns that insiders and individuals with only a moderate level of computer knowledge are likely able to compromise meters with low-cost tools and software readily available on the Internet..."

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Observations from RSA, BSides, and GABA

March 03, 2012 Added by:Joe Weiss

Stuxnet was being discussed by many without understanding the controller aspect. Most vendors were using technologies developed for monitoring IT networks and applying them to the SCADA networks. There were very few vendors that were addressing the field controllers...

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Anonymous, NSA, Power Grids and False Flags

February 22, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Anonymous has never officially made a statement about attacking the power infrastructure at all. Sure, there were some drops of IP addresses in the recent past that they claimed were SCADA systems, but were only for HVAC systems. So where is the NSA getting this?

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NSA Wary of Potential Hacktivist Threat to Power Grid

February 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Grid officials said their systems face regular attacks, and they devote tremendous resources to repelling invaders, whether from Anonymous or some other source. The industry is engaged and stepping up widely to respond to emerging cyber threats..."

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