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March 2016

Ukraine’s Power-Grid Failure Confirmed as Cyber-Attack. Now What?

March 18th, 2016 / By

Like many in the business of cybersecurity for industrial control systems (ICS), I’ve been closely following this winter’s cruel and expertly executed hack in Ukraine that left more than 200,000 people in the cold and dark two days before Christmas. The first confirmed cyber-attack to shut down a power grid, the Ukraine assault demonstrated that a motivated enemy can, and will, break through standard cyber-defenses to further an agenda in ways that are not soon forgotten.


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Navy Admirals Seek Greater Accountability in Securing Critical Infrastructure

March 2nd, 2016 / By

Stating that weaknesses in industrial control system (ICS) security “will have serious consequences on our ability to execute assigned missions if not addressed,” the letter I recently received was addressed to Defense Secretary Ash Carter. In it, two Navy admirals asked the Secretary to require improved control-system security by adding it as a priority in the cyber scorecard.


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