X

Ultra Electronics 3eTi

Critical Infrastructure

Physical Cybersecurity Comes of Age

May 30th, 2018 / By

The IT security industry was originally developed a few decades ago to secure enterprise IT systems and this has remained its mission for many up until today. This concept assumed that enterprise networks had perimeters and the best way to


Categories: Cyber Security / Tags: , , ,

Defending ICS: How Are We Doing?

August 11th, 2016 / By

Seven months have passed since the Department of Homeland Security issued Seven Strategies to Defend ICSs and the time seems ripe to consider the state of control system cybersecurity.


Categories: Industrial Control Systems / Tags: , , , , ,

When a Nuclear Plant is Hacked, It’s Time for New Best Practices

May 2nd, 2016 / By

As reported April 27, one such incident involved the Gundremmingen plant in Germany that was found to be infected with malware intended to allow remote access. Even though the viruses seem to have posed no threat to operations of the plant 75 miles from Munich, it’s scary stuff when malware finds its way into a nuclear facility, and onto its industrial control system (ICS).


Categories: Cyber Security / Tags: , , , , ,

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.


Categories: Critical Infrastructure / Tags: , ,

Ukrainian Power Grid Hacked, Lessons Learned

January 7th, 2016 / By

As reported in DataBreachToday and elsewhere in recent days, hackers gained remote access to power production systems in western Ukraine, taking multiple electrical substations offline late last month. The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) confirmed that the December 23 blackout, which lasted three hours and darkened about 1.4 million homes, resulted from the BlackEnergy espionage Trojan and KillDisk wiper malware.


Categories: Industrial Control Systems / Tags: , , ,