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How to Stop Nation State-Driven Cyber-Attacks from Crippling Our Critical Infrastructure

September 5th, 2018 / By

National Intelligence Director, Dan Coats, recently warned that, “the warning lights are blinking red” on cyber threats to US national security, and digital attempts to undermine America are occurring daily. The Stuxnet and BlackEnergy malware attacks exemplify the potency and


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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


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Cybersecurity for a New Type of Critical Infrastructure

February 1st, 2017 / By

Regulators Weigh in on Medical Devices

While the medical device as a cyber-attack target has increasingly concerned health regulators in recent years, the risk may come as news to many in traditional ICS infrastructure circles. For cybersecurity specialists focused on control


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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.


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