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Paradigm Shifts: The Network as a Battle Space for Jihad

December 07, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Recent events with ICS and SCADA system vulnerabilities has shown that there is a potential for online mischief that AQ could leverage. These types of attacks would further the tenets that OBL laid out with regard to a “Death of a Thousand Cuts” type of warfare against the US...

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Is the Security Response System for SCADA-ICS Broken?

December 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Publicly disclosing affected identity names and incident information is highly unusual and not part of ICS-CERT's normal incident reporting and triage procedures. In this particular case, because unconfirmed information had already been leaked to the public..."

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Gleg Releases Version 1.8 of the SCADA+ Exploit Pack

December 05, 2011 Added by:Joel Langill

In SCADA+ 1.8 there are modules for several public SCADA/ICS vulnerabilities, most of which were recently disclosed by Luigi Auriemma. Many of these exploits appear to be denial-of-service (DoS) exploits, so this really is not something that I think is worth the money at this time...

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Researcher Traces Stuxnet/Duqu Timeline Back to 2006

December 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"May 2006 - Engineers compile code for a component of Stuxnet that will allow them to attack programmable logic controllers, or PLCs, manufactured by Siemens of Germany. Iran's nuclear program uses Siemens PLCs to control the gas centrifuges in its uranium enrichment facilities..."

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Obama Designates December as Critical Infrastructure Protection Month

December 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"As we navigate new and uncertain challenges in the digital age, we must also address the growing threat cyberattacks present to our transportation networks, electricity grid, financial systems and other assets... we are committed to protecting our critical infrastructure..."

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Webinar to Examine ICS Security in Water Control Systems

November 30, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Trusted Metrics is hosting a monthly webinar series on Industrial Control System (ICS) Cybersecurity. Each session will speak to the issues faced by those operating and building industrial facilities. This next session will be addressing Cybersecurity in Water and Wastewater Control Systems...

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FBI: Three Cities Compromised via SCADA Networks

November 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Essentially it was an ego trip for the hacker because he had control of that city’s systems and he could dump raw sewage into the lake, he could shut down the power plant at the mall – a wide array of things..."

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Collision of Physical and Digital Defenses

November 30, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

With all the SCADA hacking lately we have to let reason guide us, and emphasize temperance while we develop our own defensive capability in the digital age. It's too easy to just say "strike the attacker" but much harder when that attacker is a virtual ghost in the fabric of cyberspace...

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The Hezbollah Cyber Army: War in Hyperspace?

November 29, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The whole idea of a Cyber Jihad is a notion that should not just be sloughed off as rhetoric. I do think that if the VEVAK are involved (and they would want a hand in this I am sure) they could in fact get some real talent and reign in the ranks to do some real damage down the road...

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The War Over SCADA - An Insider's Perspective

November 26, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

Media reports would lead the outside observer to believe that nothing is being done to improve the state of cybersecurity for our critical infrastructure, and this is completely false. A significant amount of effort is being expended in both improving the security of existing systems...

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Webinar: ICS Cyber Security in Water Control Systems

November 26, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Trusted Metrics is hosting a monthly webinar series on Industrial Control System (ICS) Cybersecurity. Each session will speak to the issues faced by those operating and building industrial facilities. This session will be addressing Cybersecurity in Water and Wastewater Control Systems...

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ICS-CERT Issues Illinois Water Pump Failure Report

November 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

ICS-CERT and the FBI found no evidence of a cyber intrusion... In addition, there is no evidence to support claims made in the initial Illinois STIC report... that any credentials were stolen, or that the vendor was involved in any malicious activity that led to a pump failure...

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DHS Officials Deny Hack of Illinois Water Systems

November 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

While news that there was not a systems breach at the facility is certainly welcome, the conclusions of ICS-CERT and the FBI fail to provide an explanation as to why the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center initially believed the facility had been compromised...

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ICS-CERT and FBI Statements on Water System Attacks

November 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

ICS-CERT has not received any additional reports of impacted manufacturers of ICS or other ICS related stakeholders related to these events... any information about possible impacts to additional entities, it will disseminate timely mitigation information as it becomes available...

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ICS Cybersecurity: Water, Water Everywhere

November 21, 2011 Added by:Chris Blask

Monitoring of water treatment networks using common SIEM or log management tools offers the kind of capability that can address the need for visibility into control system behavior. The ICS networks found in water facilities are deterministic systems with highly predictable behavior...

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Getting Smacked in the Face Over TCP

November 21, 2011 Added by:Robin Jackson

Those who see concerted nation-state cyber attacks in every compromised system are like the little boy who cried "Stuxnet" whenever a control system is hacked and those who poo-poo the vulnerabilities that come to light are like the little pig who built his house of straw and said "I'm safe"...

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