Category Archives: SCADA / ICS

Study Analyzes Challenges, Concerns for IT/OT Convergence

A survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of security solutions provider TUV Rheinland OpenSky analyzes the security, safety and privacy challenges and concerns related to the convergence between information technology (IT), operational technology (OT), and industrial internet of things (IIoT).

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your IoT Security Strategy

A new year has arrived, and with it comes the opportunity to make all kinds of transformations to help your business. No matter how you navigated the dangerous threat landscape during the past years, it’s time for all of us in operational technology (OT) security to make firm decisions to do or not do something for the safety of our business and environment.

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Flaws Expose Phoenix Contact Industrial Switches to Attacks

The latest firmware updates released by Phoenix Contact for its FL SWITCH industrial ethernet switches address a total of six vulnerabilities that can be exploited to obtain credentials for the web interface, conduct unauthorized activities, cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition, and launch man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks.

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Sensor-y Overload: Cyber Risk and the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Let's be clear: the natural gas explosions that rocked the Merrimack Valley north of Boston in September weren't the result of a cyber attack. Unfortunately: well known vulnerabilities affecting the security of remote sensors and industrial control system software mean they easily could have been. 

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