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Cyber Attacks
 

Addressing Industrial Power Supply Vulnerabilities

June 23, 2020
Robert Bergman

The concerns about industrial power supplies that cybersecurity authority Joe Weiss raised in his “Unfettered” Controlglobal.com blog in 2018 are even more valid today. He is concerned that the uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) and generator systems that are designed to protect mission-critical systems can be co-opted and used as cyber-attack vectors against the very systems they were meant to protect. Such systems, he says, are very expensive and critical but they use inexpensive communications cards that are fraught with vulnerability.

 

“To ensure that a UPS, generator or other critical power systems cannot be hijacked and used as a weapon, it is critical to understand the cyber threats to this equipment and employ appropriate cyber protection to both monitor and protect these systems,” he writes.

 

For more details and examples of cyberattacks on power supplies read the full article here.

 
Cyber Attacks

The Grim Realities of Electronic Component Counterfeiting

May 28, 2020
Robert Bergman

If you have ever had doubts that electronic component counterfeiting is real, this 2017 article on the website Ataviat will […]

Cyber Attacks

Hackers Knew How to Target PLCs in Israel Water Facility Attacks (SecurityWeek Article)

May 4, 2020
Robert Bergman

Israeli authorities have instructed wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, sewage facilities, and other organizations in the country’s water sector to […]

Cyber Attacks

It’s Just a Power Supply. What Could Possibly go Wrong?

April 28, 2020
Robert Bergman

Power supplies are emerging as a significant source of vulnerability to cyberattack. Cyber security experts at the Department of Homeland […]