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VPNFilter Malware Targets Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine

Early in July, Ukraine’s SBU security service claimed it stopped an attack on network equipment belonging to the LLC Aulksa chlorine plant in central Ukraine. The attack appears to have been intended to disrupt plant operations. Specifically, the alleged plan was to block the function of the...

Substation Vulnerability Simulation Demonstrates Key Cybersecurity Principles

Our firm recently partnered with the University of Southern Maine Department of Engineering faculty and students to develop and execute an interactive substation cybersecurity demonstration, during which participants experienced real-time attack scenarios. Throughout the semester, the dual...

Building “Impenetrable” Cybersecurity Systems With Penetration Testing

Utilities often focus on offline or passive methods of assessing and protecting their systems. Being able to analyze configurations and evaluate access control lists is a worthwhile pursuit, and it does give utilities a sense of how secure individual systems are at a specific point in time.

Guard Against Cybersecurity Risks by Understanding Weaknesses

It’s not easy to protect something you don’t know you have. And yet, many power utilities have been attempting to do just that for years.

Malware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Security Are Growing

Over the past several years, the world has seen an increase in the use of malware to directly and maliciously affect critical infrastructure. In 2012, a piece of malware known as Shamoon was used to overwrite the hard drives of some 30,000 computers at Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian national...

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