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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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Security Concerns Nix Presentation on SCADA Exploits

May 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Things could explode. I don’t want to overplay this and sound like it’s a bunch of FUD but physical damage can occur and people can be seriously injured or worse. So we felt it was best to be prudent and wait a bit longer until we get more information," said NSS Labs CEO Rick Moy...

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Stuxnet and the Emerging Cyber Arms Race

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..."

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CERT Warns of Iconics SCADA Software Vulnerability

May 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

GenVersion.dll is a component used by the WebHMI interface. By passing a specially crafted string to the SetActiveXGUID method, it is possible to overflow a static buffer and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the logged on user. Users could be lured to malicious sites...

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Just How Overrated is Cyberspace Doomsday?

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...

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Iran Targeted by New Computer Worm in Cyber Attack

April 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Certain characteristics about the 'Stars' virus have been identified, including that it is compatible with the (targeted) system. In the initial stage, the damage is low and it is likely to be mistaken for governmental executable files..."

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Cyber Security Lacking for Critical Infrastructure Systems

April 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The message is that our industrial control systems are very, very vulnerable to attack and the security we have installed today is insufficient to protect us. I'm concerned that (the industry) is not getting that message, despite having the evidence in front of us..."

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Iran May Sue Siemens over Stuxnet Virus

April 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Iran's Foreign Ministry should probe into the political and legal aspects of the cyber attack while other Iranian bodies should pursue and complain to international circles... Siemens should explain why and how it provided the enemies with the codes for the SCADA software..."

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Report Shows Energy Infrastructure Susceptible to Attack

April 07, 2011 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

In the case of defending critical infrastructure, translating security concerns for the CxO level needs to go beyond merely conveying network defense efforts in terms of mitigating enterprise risk, the conversation needs to touch on the issue of strengthening our national security...

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Debriefing: NERC CIP 011 Standards

March 31, 2011 Added by:Ron Lepofsky

The standards have been recently filed with FERC for approval for the US and with a variety of Canadian provincial authorities. To assist on CIP developments directly from the NERC site, I'm providing a navigation guide to get you directly to where you need to go...

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Attacks on Federal Networks Increased Forty Percent

March 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"DHS anticipates that malicious cyber activity will continue to become more common, more sophisticated and more targeted — and range from unsophisticated hackers to very technically competent intruders using state-of-the-art techniques," said DHS spokesman Chris Ortman...

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Multiple SCADA System Vulnerabilities Released

March 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The vulnerability dump comes one week after Russian security firm Gleg released a tool that attempts to consolidate all known SCADA exploits into one package. The tool is called Agora SCADA+ and contains twenty-two modules with eleven zero-day exploits aimed specifically at SCADA system software...

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Japan's Nuclear Crisis, Stuxnet and SCADA Defenses

March 20, 2011 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Generators and water pumps are examples of rotating machinery that are controlled in industrial systems by PLCs. It is not hard to extrapolate that designer-malware like Stuxnet could target these systems and cause the shut down of a nuclear power plant or the release of a radioactive plume...

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Stuxnet Prompts Iran to Recruit Cyber Warriors

March 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“There are many true believers in Iran who are highly educated and very savvy with computers. Cyberwarfare is cheap, effective and doesn’t necessarily cause fatalities. It makes sense for not-so-wealthy nation states to build up cyber warfare capability rather than investing in missiles...”

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Do You Know About Heavyweight NERC CIP 011-1?

March 13, 2011 Added by:Ron Lepofsky

Electrical utilities are already challenged with the process of becoming certified for compliance with the NERC CIP standard for IT security. The NERC CIP standard is evolving, thank goodness. Perhaps you haven’t noticed the innocuous sounding proposed new standard now in the creation process...

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Stuxnet Prompts Call for SCADA Security Standards Review

March 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Stuxnet really didn't change anything. The vulnerabilities have all been there for awhile. Most SCADA networks are pretty wide open and are susceptible to attacks. Stuxnet did, however, open our eyes to what is possible now..."

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