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Siemens Update

What an unfortunate situation where someone is exploiting a hole in Microsoft Windows, but the target happens to be using a software product from Siemens. But you have to give Siemens a ton of credit. A team of experts immediately jumped into the muck. They’ve found the hole, searched customers and found the infected one, […]

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Siemens Security Update Some Good News

I just received an update from Siemens Industry. Right now, the target appears to be Siemens (my guess is a particular target of “industrial espianage” but who knows). I would caution everyone, though to read this and take the steps to ensure you’re not introducing anything into your systems. Who knows who might be next? […]

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Latest Siemens Statement on Malware

Just in from Siemens Industry: “Siemens was notified about the malware program (Trojan) that is targeting the Siemens software Simatic WinCC and PCS 7 on July 14.  The company immediately assembled a team of experts to evaluate the situation and is working with Microsoft and the distributors of virus scan programs, to analyze the likely […]

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Siemens Statement on Malware Attack

I have received this statement from Siemens regarding the situation: “Siemens was notified about the virus that is affecting its Simatic WinCC SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems on July 14.  The company immediately assembled a team of experts to evaluate the situation.  Siemens is taking all precautions to alert its customers to the […]

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Siemens SCADA Security Byres Response

Welcome to Monday. If you are one of the hardy souls who check this site over the weekend, you know I’ve been following the story of a hack against Siemens WinCC and PCS7 platforms. I would suggest learning about this and taking precautions no matter whose system you use. Noted security expert Eric Byres has […]

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Windows Virus Can Attack Industrial Control

Here is an update from Computerworld about the virus I wrote about yesterday that can infect Siemens WinCC. (I’m betting we hear about more applications soon.) Seems its a flaw in Microsoft Windows XP–an operting system that no longer is getting security update patches. If you’ve committed to the Windows platform–and who hasn’t–then this is […]

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Byres Security Garners Award For Industrial Cyber Security

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Byres Security with Customer Value Enhancement Award for addressing the challenge of cyber security and preventing network accidents. Based on its recent analysis of the industrial network security solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Byres Security Inc. with the 2010 World Customer Value Enhancement Award in Industrial Network Security Solutions. Unlike […]

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Industrial Cyber Security Standard

Wurldtech CEO Tyler Williams starts his recent blog post: It is not often in a professional career where you get to be a part of something truly meaningful that actually changes the Zeitgeist of your community before your eyes. Yesterday I had such an experience. I had the great pleasure of joining the plant security […]

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Network Security

Still catching up on news while I was off the grid and then getting our September issue out. Wurldtech Security Technologies has now certified 14 devices to its Achilles Certification. It has carved a niche as the place to go for certification for network robustness of industrial control devices. Devices certified thus far have primarily […]

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