Tag: critical infrastructure

Security Ledger Editor In Chief Paul Roberts speaks with Chenxi Wang of Twistlock at The RSA Conference. (Image courtesy of RSA Conference)

Interview: Chenxi Wang on Information Security’s Mr. Robot Problem and Enforcing IoT Standards

In-brief: In an interview with Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts, Chenxi Wang of the firm Twist Lock talks about information security’s “Mr. Robot” problem and the need for standards for the Internet of Things. 

Will hack for beer? Cisco's Talos security group rigged up a Kegerator with a WiFi hotspot and other controls, allowing an enterprising hacker who could break into the device to poor him or herself a beer. (Image courtesy of Marc Blackmer.)

At Industrial Control Security Con: Will hack IoT for Beer

In-brief: Cisco’s Marc Blackmer reports from the S4 Conference in Miami – one of the top gatherings of industrial control system security experts. Among the attractions this year: Justine Bone of the firm Medsec, the psychology of malicious insiders and a hackable “kegerator.”

Sadara, a joint venture of the Saudi Oil Company and Dow Chemical is the latest victim of the Shamoon malware, which is circulating among private sector firms and government agencies in the country.

Revived Shamoon Virus Causing Disruptions in Saudi Oil Sector

In-brief:The security firm Symantec said it is investigating a string of cyber attacks in the Middle East linked to Shamoon, a piece of destructive malicious software linked to the government of Iran.

A screen showing the web based user interface of the homeLYnk product. A vulnerability in the web interface could allow attackers to run malicious code on the devices. (Image courtesy of Schneider Electric.)

Home is where the XSS is: DHS Warns of Flaw in Building Automation System

In-brief: the Department of Homeland Security warned on Thursday that a common home automation controller manufactured by the firm Schneider Electric contains a software flaw that could leave the device vulnerable to hacking. 

A cyber attack in December was responsible for a power outage in Ukraine - almost a year to the day after a similar attack in 2015.

Second Ukraine Power Outage Linked to Russian Hackers

In-brief: A cyber attack in December was responsible for a power outage in Ukraine – almost a year to the day after a similar attack in 2015, new research shows.