Blog Posts Tagged with "Infrastructure"
August 04, 2011 Added by:Scot Terban
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...
July 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines
“In an era when our nation and its allies are increasingly dependent on the integrity of information and systems supported, transmitted, or stored in cyberspace, it is essential that that space is as resilient and secure as possible," said NSA Deputy Director John C. Inglis...
July 20, 2011 Added by:Marjorie Morgan
Speaker of the House Boehner has appointed a task force comprised of Members from the major Committees of the House to develop a framework for cyber security legislation. The ISA was the very first organization that was asked to testify before the Task Force...
July 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Given the integrated nature of cyberspace, computer-induced failures of power grids, transportation networks, or financial systems could cause massive physical damage and economic disruption. DoD operations—both at home and abroad—are dependent on this critical infrastructure...."
July 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Department of Homeland security officials are warning of weaknesses in the technology supply chain that result in the importation of devices that are already infected with malware, spyware, backdoors and other malicious code that leave the units vulnerable to exploitation...
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...
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...
June 07, 2011 Added by:Chris Blask
Once you get your head around the idea that you cannot trust your cyber devices you find it fits with existing industrial ideology quite well. The answer is to do your best to build a reliable cyber system - just as you do with the physical assets - then monitor it like a convicted criminal...
May 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"We have a solution that can address the security and compliance needs of customers in process control industries including electric power utilities, public works and oil & gas. You just cannot get that level of capability, reliability and integration with legacy IT or ICS solutions..."
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....
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..."
May 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Unless people really start to really pay attention to the threat and how we need to drive fundamental change, we're in a world that is going get worse from day to day and month to month and year to year," Reitinger stated...
May 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines
“We have created an arms race because now countries like China are blaming the US for the Iran attack and saying 'we need one too'. I think the next Stuxnet will be cruder but it will go after broad spectrum connections..."
May 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines
“We are now in a world in which cyber warfare is very real. It could threaten our grid system. It could threaten our financial system. It could paralyze this country, and I think that's an area we have to pay a lot more attention to..."
May 12, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo
These environments are very complex. There would need to be years of reconnaissance with heavy financial investments to pull off a successful attack. Any attacker would have to cross their fingers and hope that their target did not upgrade, migrate, or change software...
May 11, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Critical infrastructures all depend on the electric grid. After a major attack, we’d be back to the dark ages in an instant. No electricity, no computers, no gasoline, no refrigeration, no clean water. Think about what happens when the power goes out for a few hours. We’re stymied...
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