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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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DHS Offers Industry Seven Steps to Comprehensively Defend Control Systems: 3eTI Weighs In

February 26th, 2016 / By

Days before the New Year rang in, and less than a week after a cyber-attack cut electricity to tens of thousands of Ukrainians, the Department of Homeland Security released new guidance on tightening security in “as-built” industrial control systems (ICS). The recommendations, presented in “Seven Steps to Effectively Defend Industrial Control Systems,” are high-level but clearly support elevating the cybersecurity posture of ICS and critical network infrastructures.


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Security for Industrial Systems Left Unprotected by Firewalls

February 12th, 2016 / By

Throughout almost all industrial networks managing power and water, oil and gas and more, OPC (OLE for process control) has been deployed, making it one of the world’s leading industrial protocols. It is valued for its utility in enabling interoperability among widely varying components and technologies.


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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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