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
From the Schneider Electric announcement: Malware Discovered Affecting Triconex Safety Controllers V1.1 December 14, 2017 Overview ____________________________________________________________________________ Schneider Electric is aware of a directed incident affecting a single customer’s Triconex Tricon safety shutdown … [Read more...] about Schneider Releases Triconex Malware Advisory
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've been fighting off a flu bug, so it was a few days later than I wanted it to be...but it is out. I will be posting some articles from it throughout the month, but if you want to read them now, visit https://www.spitzerandboyes.com/insider to subscribe. The cover story in the August INSIDER is an Insider Special Report on "Cyber Security in the Age of the Industrial Internet … [Read more...] about The INSIDER for August 2017 emailed yesterday!