The December 2017 INSIDER has been released. The cover story, "Extreme Badness from Malware and Design Flaws Impact Industry" discusses the two cyber issues impacting the ICS community that surfaced in late December: the Triton Exploit and Spectre and Meltdown. The INSIDER has been discussing this for years, and your editor and Joe Weiss beat the drum for years at Control … [Read more...] about December 2017 INSIDER discusses cyber-badness
The staff of the INSIDER and Spitzer and Boyes LLC want to wish you all Happy Holidays, whichever tradition you follow. May your holidays be merry, and may your next year be better than this one. We hope your lives are filled with love and plenty, and your families be happy and secure. With All Our Best Wishes! … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays!
The late Bob Adamski didn't live to see his prediction from the early 2000s come true, but it has. Here are some of the reports: From FireEye, on 12/14/17: Attackers Deploy New ICS Attack Framework “TRITON” and Cause Operational Disruption to Critical Infrastructure And on 12/15, New TRITON ICS Malware is Bold and Important Bob and I, and Joe Weiss, have been continuously … [Read more...] about Major Cyber Attack on SIS Systems–and we told you so!
At the INSIDER we’ve been saying this for years. The adoption of even basic cyber security actions in the industrial space is very low. Many companies believe that they are “pretty safe” because they are relatively obscure. But I recall a conversation with the head of IT of a regional potato chip company about 7 or 8 years ago: “I never thought anybody would cyber attack us. We … [Read more...] about Nobody Is Doing Anything About Cyber Security
I received this from the coach of the FLL team: Phil Speth, Shaw Please send this far and wide. It isn't just for St. Louis, but anyone who can take the survey. Our Lego Team needs your help. Our 4th Grade Lego Team is looking at how we dispose of medicines. This year in FLL (Lego Robotics) we are all about our water. One BIG!! problem is the incredible amount of medicines … [Read more...] about Help a Saint Louis FLL (Lego League) Team Do Research!