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  • DARPA uses a remote island to stage a cyberattack on the US power grid

    November 15, 2018

    There was the sound of breakers tripping in all seven of the grid’s low-voltage substation, and then, the station was plunged into darkness. It was the worst possible scenario: swaths of the country’s grid had already been offline for a month, exhausting battery backups at power plants and substations alike. What would you do if you ...

  • Rockwell introduces industrial-control devices for CIP Security

    November 15, 2018

    Rockwell Automation is introducing an industrial-control products on the market that allow companies to deploy CIP Security in their operations. ODVA, a global association of the world’s leading automation companies, developed CIP Security, an extension to the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP), which is the application-layer protocol for EtherNet/IP. CIP Security is the first industrial automation protocol ...

  • Northern Ireland: Co Antrim arrest following discovery of improvised explosive device

    November 15, 2018

    A 36 year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Co Antrim in which an explosive device was made safe by specialist army officers. Police have confirmed the man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an explosive device with intent to endanger property, attempted arson endangering life and criminal damage. The arrest follows the discovery of ...

  • Managing the Risk of IT-OT Convergence

    November 15, 2018

    Why manufacturing and logistics are especially challenged. A few years ago, it wasn’t easy getting executives on board with the concept of operational technology (OT) security. Having finally come around to acknowledging the need for information technology (IT) security, boards and C-suite executives at industrial enterprises were then faced with the proposition of having to protect ...

  • DoD disables file sharing service due to ‘security risks’

    November 15, 2018

    The US Department of Defense has disabled access this month to a file sharing service used by its army aviation and missile research centers, citing security issues. The disabled service is named AMRDEC SAFE, which stands for the US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Safe Access File Exchange (SAFE). According to its website, AMRDEC is ...

  • Airport security threats: combating the enemy within

    November 15, 2018

    Since the 9/11 al-Qaeda attacks on the US, most travellers have got used to the sight of fortified airports around the world. Few people these days are surprised to see barriers and other physical protection measures around them, as well as the presence of armed police patrols. An airport is an enormous, complex operation, and while on the ...

  • Siemens Patches Firewall Flaw That Put Operations at Risk

    November 14, 2018

    The industrial company on Tuesday released mitigations for eight vulnerabilities overall. Siemens AG on Tuesday issued a slew of fixes addressing eight vulnerabilities spanning its industrial product lines. The most serious of the patched flaws include a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Siemens’ SCALANCE firewall product. The flaw could allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access to ...

  • Devastating Cyberattack Shakes Up Pakistan’s Financial Sector

    November 14, 2018

    According to PakCERT’s Qazi Misbah, 22 banks in the country were subject to a catastrophic cyber attack on October 27th of this year. 19,864 accounts with client banking data were hit, with some victims saying that funds were stolen. Amongst the many targets was the former Chief Scientist of Khan Research Laboratories, who says that Rs3 ...

  • IIoT smart factories are leaving doors open for cyber attacks

    November 14, 2018

    IIoT might bring benefits in productivity, efficiency, and accountability in manufacturing, but it’s also making companies more vulnerable to cyber attacks. The industrial internet of things (IIoT)— the digital ‘mesh’ of interconnected sensors at the backbone of today’s ‘smart factories’— is steadily revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Integrating IIoT technology into manufacturing means a stream of real-time data ...

  • The White Company: Inside the Operation Shaheen Espionage Campaign

    November 12, 2018

    In a new collection of extensive research reports, the Cylance Threat Intelligence Team profiles a new, likely state-sponsored threat actor called The White Company – in acknowledgement of the many elaborate measures they take to whitewash all signs of their activity and evade attribution. The report details one of the group’s recent campaigns, a year-long espionage ...

  • US, Russia, China don’t sign Macron’s cyber pact

    November 12, 2018

    The US, Russia, and –three of today’s major cyber-powers– have not signed an agreement on rules and principles released today at the Paris Peace Forum by President Emmanuel Macron. The pact was signed by 51 countries, the 72 companies part of The Cybersecurity Tech , the 16 companies part of The Charter of , 136 other private companies, and 92 non-profit organization, universities, and advocacy groups. The Paris ...

  • Explosion in Kabul leaves at least 26 dead, wounded

    November 12, 2018

    At least twenty six people were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by a suicide attack in Kabul city earlier this afternoon. Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nusrat Rahimi said the blast left six dead and at least twenty others wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish had earlier confirmed a suicide attack has taken ...


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