Ultra Intelligence & Communications


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.

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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).

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FAA Chided on Air Traffic Cyber-Risk: Some Experience-Based Observations

March 9th, 2015 / By

As a primary 3eTI contact for clients with US defense agencies, I am often asked to weigh in on cyber-threat stories that appear online and on broadcast news programs. We have long been in the business of helping secure critical systems and infrastructure for Army, Navy, DHS and other organizations, so I took particular interest in the reports recently of the Government Accountability Office warning that “FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems,” released to the public March 2.

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