Blog Posts Tagged with "DHS"


Curran-Gardner: A Smoking Gun, But Where's the Body?

January 25, 2012 Added by:Bob Radvanovsky

Curran-Gardner: A contractor for a control systems outsourcing company had accessed one of his customer's systems from a foreign country, only to be confused with a foreign-national actor with malicious intent, but one question still remains: What really happened to the pump?

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Initiative to Protect the Electric Grid from Cyber Threats

January 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The project, a White House initiative led by the DOE in partnership with the DHS, will leverage private industry and public sector experts to build on existing cybersecurity strategies to create a more comprehensive and consistent approach to protecting the nation’s energy delivery system...

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DHS Releases Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future

December 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The document is meant to provide a road map for cybersecurity efforts while observing the the need to preserve civil liberties, protect privacy, bolster national security, and provide the ability for the private sector to effectively operate and innovate in cyberspace...

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CERT Warns of Holiday Phishing and Malware Campaigns

December 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when encountering email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns..."

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Is the Security Response System for SCADA-ICS Broken?

December 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Publicly disclosing affected identity names and incident information is highly unusual and not part of ICS-CERT's normal incident reporting and triage procedures. In this particular case, because unconfirmed information had already been leaked to the public..."

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Feds Seize 150 Websites in Massive Holiday Sting

November 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We are aggressively targeting those who are selling counterfeit goods for their own personal gain while costing our economy much-needed revenue and jobs. Intellectual property crimes harm businesses and consumers, alike, threatening economic opportunity and financial stability..."

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DHS Officials Deny Hack of Illinois Water Systems

November 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

While news that there was not a systems breach at the facility is certainly welcome, the conclusions of ICS-CERT and the FBI fail to provide an explanation as to why the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center initially believed the facility had been compromised...

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ICS Cybersecurity: Water, Water Everywhere

November 21, 2011 Added by:Chris Blask

Monitoring of water treatment networks using common SIEM or log management tools offers the kind of capability that can address the need for visibility into control system behavior. The ICS networks found in water facilities are deterministic systems with highly predictable behavior...

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South Houston's Water Supply Network Hacked

November 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"No damage was done to any of the machinery; I don't really like mindless vandalism. It's stupid and silly. On the other hand, so is connecting interfaces to your SCADA machinery to the internet... This required almost no skill and could be reproduced by a two year old..."

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US Water System Hacked: A Community-Wide Issue

November 18, 2011 Added by:Robert M. Lee

Information is still coming out on this event and the DHS has stated that they and FBI are still gathering information but believe none of the information so far indicates a risk to critical infrastructure. However, the concerns this incident raises are valid regardless...

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US and EU Hold First Joint Cyber Atlantic Exercise

November 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The Cyber Atlantic exercise is part of the ongoing EU-U.S. partnership to strengthen mutual capabilities for addressing emerging threats to global networks... stakeholders focus on cyber incident management, enhancing public-private partnerships, and raising awareness about cyber threats..."

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Last Call for Input on ISP Botnet Intervention Proposal

November 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“In our country, we always have this debate whether the government should take a stronger hand or whether market forces are enough. We've run out of time to have that conversation, at least on some level. We have to get something done..."

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Are You Cyber Savvy?

October 25, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding

What really set him apart was Social Engineering combined with his hacking. He did his research, he would study, he would probe, and then he would do whatever it took to get a password, to get a free account, to get root access, to get into a facility and physically touch the system...

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DHS Taps Weatherford as Cybersecurity Lead

October 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"DHS says the newly created cybersecurity position will allow the department to better carry out its mission to create a safe, secure and resilient cyberspace... Weatherford will focus on ensuring robust cybersecurity operations and communications resilience for DHS..."

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DHS Cyber Security Audit FAIL

October 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Adequate security controls have not been implemented on the [Mission Operating Environment] to protect the data processed from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction," the Inspector General concluded...

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Anonymous, SCADA, Lulz, DHS, and Motivations

October 18, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The motivations of DHS have also been called into question by some. This is especially prescient since they take pains to say that the Anonymous movement “most likely” does not have the technical means and motive to really pull of these types of attacks on the infrastructure. So why even bother?

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