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Water plant cyber attack simulation

Blow-by-blow description of a simulated cyber attack against a water plant on KIPS - Kaspersky’s Industrial Protection Simulation business game.

Via Computer Weekly

Update on the Norway oil and gas cyber attack

Here are some details on the incident in Norway reported yesterday. The exploit was a classic keylogging trojan introduced via spearphishing, thought to be in search of intellectual property to steal. 74 more words

CSPC report on US electrical grid security

Help Net Security Editor in Chief Mirko Zorz interviews Dan Mahaffee, Director of Policy, CSPC, on a new (July, 2014) 180-page report recommending how US industry and government should go about securing the country’s electrical grid — — which the report terms “the most critical of all infrastructures” — against cyber and other major threats such as severe weather and electromagnetic events. 35 more words

IT Security Act requires companies to pay out

Due to the increasing digitalisation of industry, the economy and all areas of life, the German federal government sees a need for action. The IT security situation in Germany is “tense” with a rise in the number of cyber attacks. 345 more words


The short but dramatic history of critical infrastructure cyber incidents

A descriptive list of all documented (read: publicly disclosed) cyber incidents affecting critical infrastructure facilities to date appears in a new draft revision of NIST’s  1,374 more words

IoT security state of play: can we learn from history?

Originally posted on Peerlyst on 24th August 2014

In mid-2014 as Peerlyst gets off the ground, one of the biggest challenges facing the security profession is how to secure the Internet of Things. 707 more words

Giving up on Privacy... for now...

One of the key stumbling blocks of the Executive Order 13636 directing NIST to develop a “voluntary” framework for critical infrastructure owners and operators was the dreaded Section 5 “Privacy and Civil Liberties Protections.” As we have seen over the past couple years, there is a fierce desire, mainly by the federal government,  to avoid any sort of legislation or regulation involving privacy. 372 more words