Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures
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Cyber-terrorists are focusing their attacks to Critical Infrastructures. This collection covers some attacks and vulnerability reports of SCADA systems.
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Behind the 'Flame' malware spying on Mideast computers (FAQ)

Behind the 'Flame' malware spying on Mideast computers (FAQ) | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it
With possible ties to malware targeting Iran, the Flame spying software is seen as the latest cyber espionage attempt from a nation state. Read this blog post by Elinor Mills on Security & Privacy.
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FBI: Smart Meter Hacks Likely to Spread — Krebs on Security

FBI: Smart Meter Hacks Likely to Spread — Krebs on Security | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it

A series of hacks perpetrated against so-called “smart meter” installations over the past several years may have cost a single U.S. electric utility hundreds of millions of dollars annually, the FBI said in a cyber intelligence bulletin obtained by KrebsOnSecurity.

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Hypocrisy over energy policy - Jamestown Sun

The Associated PressHypocrisy over energy policyJamestown SunYou may have seen Steven Chu, Department of Energy Secretary, testifying before a Congressional Committee last week on gas prices.
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Ralph Langner: Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-century cyber weapon

http://www.ted.com When first discovered in 2010, the Stuxnet computer worm posed a baffling puzzle. Beyond its unusually high level of sophistication loomed...
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Hoping to Teach a Lesson, Researchers Release Exploits for Critical Infrastructure Software

Hoping to Teach a Lesson, Researchers Release Exploits for Critical Infrastructure Software | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it
MIAMI, Florida -- A group of researchers has discovered serious security holes in six top industrial control systems used in critical infras...
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SCADA Systems: Achilles Heel of Critical Infrastructure | PCWorld Business Center

SCADA systems are a crucial part of our society and economy--making them prime targets for attack, and the weakest link in the chain for our critical infrastructure.
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Hackers 'attack' US water system

Hackers 'attack' US water system | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it
Hackers are believed to have destroyed a pump used to pipe water to thousands of homes in a US city in Illinois.
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U.S. - Australia announce cyber defense treaty | Homeland Security News Wire

Last week, the United States and Australia announced a mutual defense treaty that declared a cyberattack on one would result in retaliation by both nations; this new agreement appears to be the first instance of a mutual defense treaty in the cyber realm outside of NATO.

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DHS warns Anonymous may target critical infrastructure | Homeland Security News Wire

DHS is warning critical infrastructure operators that the international hacking group known as Anonymous has threatened to attack industrial control systems, the software that governs automated processes for nearly every major utility or production facility including factories, power stations, chemical plants, and pharmacies

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Cyber warfare: A different way to attack Iran's reactors - CNN.com

Cyber warfare: A different way to attack Iran's reactors - CNN.com | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it
A report expected this week from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has Israel abuzz with talk of the potential for a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
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Cyber-Espionage, Duqu Trojan Lead Week\'s Security News - Security - News & Reviews

The past week's dominant IT security news included more revelations about the Duqu Trojan along with details about various cyber-attacks around the world and a report to the U.S.
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First joint EU-US cyber security exercise conducted today, 3rd Nov. 2011 — ENISA

First joint EU-US cyber security exercise conducted today, 3rd Nov. 2011 — ENISA | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it
The first joint cyber security exercise between the EU and US is being held today (3rd Nov.) in Brussels, with the support of the EU’s cyber security Agency ENISA and the US Department of Homeland Security.
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Cyber Security: A New and Growing Threat for Supply Chains | Blog Central

Cyber Security: A New and Growing Threat for Supply Chains | Blog Central | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it

Before Sept. 11, 2001, most supply chain professionals focused their security measures on preventing the theft of valuable goods in their manufacturing and transportation operations. After 9/11, greater emphasis was placed on preventing weapons of mass destruction – or disruption – from being placed in cargo containers or other conveyances headed to the United States.

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Smart Grid: FBI says smart meter hacks on the rise (and all you need is a magnet?)

Smart Grid: FBI says smart meter hacks on the rise (and all you need is a magnet?) | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it

Smart Grid - "the FBI said it believes former employees of the meter manufacturer and employees of the utility were altering the meters in exchange for cash and training others to do so"

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The Top 5 SCADA Security Threats for 2012

The Top 5 SCADA Security Threats for 2012 | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it
While the eminence of SCADA systems and their role in day to day life cannot be denied, these networks are far from being infallible. In fact, the fallacy that SCADA systems are of little interest to miscreants has led to several catastrophic incidents that have amounted to huge losses. So, here is a look at the top 5 SCADA security threats of 2012.
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FBI Discloses Scada Attacks In Three US Cities | TechWeekEurope UK

FBI Discloses Scada Attacks In Three US Cities | TechWeekEurope UK | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it

Cyber-attackers recently accessed the critical infrastructure of three cities in the United States by compromising the industrial control systems, a federal law enforcement official said at a security conference.

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Just how vulnerable is the electrical grid?

Just how vulnerable is the electrical grid? | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it
Experts say critical infrastructure in the U.S. is at risk of cyberattacks as utilities increasingly rely on the public Internet, deploy unsafe smart-grid technology, and fail to take adequate security precautions.
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Richard Clarke: China's Cyberassault on America

Richard Clarke: China's Cyberassault on America | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, former National Security Council official Richard Clarke writes that if we discovered Chinese explosives laid throughout our national electrical system, we'd consider it an act of war—and China's digital bombs pose as...
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Hackers accessed city infrastructure via SCADA – FBI

The deputy assistant director of the FBIs Cyber Division says hackers recently accessed the infrastructure of three cities through SCADA systems...
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US probes hacking of Illinois water system - Technology - GMA News Online - Latest Philippine News

US probes hacking of Illinois water system - Technology - GMA News Online - Latest Philippine News | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it
Federal investigators are looking into a report that hackers managed to remotely shut down a utility's water pump in central Illinois last week, in what could be the first known foreign cyber attack on a US industrial system.
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Hairline cracks discovered in Ohio nuclear plant | Homeland Security News Wire

Hairline cracks discovered in Ohio nuclear plant | Homeland Security News Wire | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it

The discovery of several hairline cracks at a nuclear power plant in Ohio has watchdog groups questioning its structural integrity; on Monday a team of inspectors found several hairline cracks including one thirty-feet long at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant, located outside of Toledo

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Assessing the Security of ICS Sytems Using Threat Modeling

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Duqu : Microsoft propose un correctif provisoire

Duqu : Microsoft propose un correctif provisoire | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it
Qualifié de faible par Microsoft, le risque présenté par le programme malveillant Duqu contraint néanmoins l’éditeur à proposer un correctif provisoire, dans l’attente d’un patch définitif, qui lui ne devrait pas être diffusé avant le 13 décembre.
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The Internet Interconnection ‘ecosystem’ - new report identifies top risks for resilient interconnection of IT networks — ENISA

The Internet Interconnection ‘ecosystem’ - new report identifies top risks for resilient interconnection of IT networks — ENISA | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it
The Internet Interconnection ‘ecosystem’ - EU Agency ENISA's new report identifies the top risks for resilient interconnection of IT networks.
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EU and U.S. hold joint cybersecurity drill | Homeland Security News Wire

EU and U.S. hold joint cybersecurity drill | Homeland Security News Wire | Vulnerability and Cyber-security of Energy Infrastructures | Scoop.it

On Thursday, the United States and the European Union held their first joint cybersecurity exercise in Brussels, Belgium; the exercise, dubbed "Cyber Atlantic 2011," was aimed at strengthening efforts to protect international critical infrastructures

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