The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
While nobody's willing to say whether a burned out pump at an Illinois water authority is the result of a cyberattack, the big issue remains that nobody can say that it wasn't, according to experts.
By Tim Greene | 23 November, 2011 03:48
Here are some key questions and answers about the Nov. 8 break-in of the control network at an Illinois water utility that resulted in attackers burning out a pump.
By Tim Greene | 22 November, 2011 09:31
While the race between industrial control system attackers and defenders didn't start with the Stuxnet worm, it certainly acted as a catalyst to a new arms race and more researchers taking a closer look at the quality of SCADA software.
By George V. Hulme | 01 April, 2011 23:45
It's no state secret that industrial and automation control systems have a way to go before they're resilient from targeted and sophisticated malware attacks. Just last week the International Society of Automation (ISA) announced that the ISA99 standards committee on Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security had formed a task group to conduct a gap analysis of the current ANSI (American National Standards Institute) ISA99 standards and modern threats against critical industrial systems, such as Stuxnet.
By George V. Hulme | 12 March, 2011 01:43
This paper will separate the fact from fiction on the threats and vulnerabilities to SCADA systems and networks. It will outline how SCADA systems have inherent vulnerabilities that can be best resolved by adhering to security best practices. Considering that security tools have long secured corporate networks, this paper will offer how these same solutions can be used to mitigate the risks to SCADA systems.