Ultra Intelligence & Communications


When a Former “Anonymous” Hacker Says US Critical Infrastructure May be Next, It’s Time to Listen

December 9th, 2014 / By

Severe security issues have dominated recent news cycles, alarming global audiences and impacting sectors that usually have little in common when it comes to headlines. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA interrogation techniques is now at the fore, with the US military on high alert as a result.

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3eTI Responds to NSA Warning on Cybersecurity and Power-Grid Threat Posed by China

November 26th, 2014 / By

NSA Director Michael Rogers raised a warning before Congress last week about risks posed by China to America’s power grid through cyber-attack. 3eTI issued the company’s response, which follows.

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Learning to Protect the Networks That Protect Us

August 29th, 2014 / By

The growing number of attacks on networks has become one of the most serious economic and national security threats to our nation. It is imperative that these threats be thought of daily as a legitimate cause for concern. To keep networks secure, and to lock down the critical cyber space we all share, network owners and public officials must work to empower the general public to create a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment.

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It’s Summertime and the Electrical Grid is Straining: Department of Energy Seeks to Secure It

August 11th, 2014 / By

Summer is the season of lightning strikes and soaring temperatures that darken our homes and turn our schools and work places into infernos. The AC runs night and day straining the grid to the breaking point in many regions. The last thing any of us needs is a sweltering home or office when the heat visibly pulses off the asphalt. Without electricity and cooled air in the summer, lives are at risk. Every year, people die due to heat-related electrical outages.

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Securing the VPN to Thwart ICS Cyber Threats

July 30th, 2014 / By

When NIST released “Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security”[i] this spring for industry comment, the revised guidance included updates on the importance of network segmentation and segregation for improved cybersecurity. The agency sought to help industry head off and minimize damage from network breaches that allow attackers to move freely through ICS enterprise networks.

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The High Cost of Playing Down ICS Cybersecurity

June 20th, 2014 / By

When Reuters reported May 20 that an unnamed American utility’s control system was hacked, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the story and DHS pointed out that despite no apparent operational impact, the utility probably had been hacked before. The agency’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) said, according to Reuters, that employees probably let the hackers in through an Internet portal that used a password system vulnerable to brute force hacks.

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PLC Security: Are you treating the symptom or the cause?

May 13th, 2014 / By

With the increasing numbers of high-profile attacks in the news, you should ask yourself if the security controls you have in place today would prevent an attack to your system. Do you know where attackers will strike next? And most importantly are you protected against it?

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