Recent attacks on the third-party data system of several U.S. pipeline companies highlight the persistent need for better ways to secure industrial control systems (ICSs), particularly when third-party software is in use, security experts said.
In-brief: A man in Pennsylvania said he was just being a disgruntled former employee when he hacked into base stations owned by his ex-employer that control access to smart water meters and disrupted the business of municipal water utilities across three states. He faces jail time, probation and a fine for his actions.
In-brief: Experts from two security firms are warning that a newly discovered piece of malware dubbed Crash Override is designed to shut down and even damage electrical substations and other components of the electrical grid.
In-brief: The U.S. should invest in equipment and talent to preserve legacy, analog infrastructure such as copper wire telecommunications networks and pneumatic pumps as a hedge against massively disruptive cyber attacks and other interruptions, two researchers with The MITRE Corporation argue in a recent opinion piece.
In-brief: The Washington Post said on Monday that an investigation of a cyber attack against Burlington Electric in Vermont was not targeted and points away from Russian involvement.