Siemens Patches Improper Access Vulnerability in Ruggedcom Protocol

Industrial manufacturer Siemens is encouraging users running devices that use its Ruggedcom Discovery Protocol (RCDP) to apply firmware updates this week. The updates resolve a serious and remotely exploitable vulnerability that could let an attacker carry out administrative actions. The Read More …

Chilling graphic shows spread of radioactive cloud if North Korea detonates nuclear bomb over Pacific

A chilling new graphic has revealed the devastating reach of an “atmospheric burst” that could be released from a hypothetical nuclear explosion over the Pacific Ocean. The simulation of a “radio-isotope cloud” spreading for two weeks across the ocean towards Read More …

Two Danish ministries taken offline by cyber attack

A Turkish hacker group has claimed responsibility for a cyber attack that has rendered the Danish Ministry of Immigration website inaccessible. The Ministry of Immigration, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, were hit Wednesday by a Read More …

Worldwide airport chaos after computer check-in systems crash

Air passengers are suffering major disruption at airports around the world after computer check-in systems crashed. Problems have been reported at airports including London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, Charles de Gaulle in Paris,  Zurich, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Changi in Singapore and Washington DC’s Reagan Airport. Travellers endured long waits at check-in Read More …

Kabul airport target of Taliban rocket attack during visit by Mattis

Apparent Taliban rockets targeted Kabul’s international airport on Wednesday as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the NATO chief held talks with Afghan officials in the capital, authorities said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks, carried out while Mattis held Read More …

As North Korea threatens electromagnetic pulse attack, questions over lapses in US grid security rise

For more than 15 years, security and intelligence officials — including former CIA Director James Woolsey — have been raising the alarm bells about the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Only now as tensions with Read More …

Sky and Space signs Check Point for satellite cybersecurity

Australian Securities Exchange-listed telecommunications company Sky and Space Global (SAS) has announced signing Check Point Software Technologies to provide cybersecurity across its nano-satellite telecommunications services. Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Check Point, its cybersecurity solutions will be integrated Read More …

Metro Transit Police to receive radiation detectors in face of ‘dirty bomb’ threat

If anyone tried to deploy a “dirty bomb” or other radiological weapon in the D.C. region, Metro Transit Police officers might be the first line of defense, and Thursday, the Metro Board is expected to formally accept radiation detection devices Read More …

Berkeley Lab Aims to Strengthen the Cybersecurity of the Grid

As the U.S. electricity grid continues to modernize, it will mean things like better reliability and resilience, lower environmental impacts, greater integration of renewable energy, as well as new computing and communications technologies to monitor and manage the increasing number Read More …