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  • Intrinsically-secure PLC and RTU control
  • 10 or 20 channels of universal I/O
  • Free IEC 61131-3 engineering software
  • -40ºC to +80ºC temperature range
  • Rugged, all-metal case 5.4 in x 8.9 in x 2.3 in
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Industry News

Cyber Attacks
 

Lessons From The Ukraine Electric Grid Hack

March 15, 2016
David Morris

This is a good read to get a technical understanding of the Ukraine cyber attack. Investigators have figured out all the details…

 

Some key items:

  • The attackers installed custom firmware on the Serial to Ethernet devices to “brick” them, rendering them inoperable so the operators could not communicate to the sub-stations.
  • The UPS were shut off by the attackers.  The attackers used a command line interface on an embedded web browser.  The header of the pertinent section of the article aptly states “Uninterruptible power supplies need protection, too”
  • “KillDisk” virus was used to wipe master boot records of the systems they hacked as well as to delete some logs.

 

What’s interesting about this attack (and must have many experts worried) is that they went after a lot of pieces of the ICS, not just the controller.  It shows that Bedrock’s strategy of securing all pieces of our system is right.  We’ve been asked: Why does the UPS and power supply need all this high tech security?  The answer: It keeps your lights on!

 
Cyber Attacks

CISA Issues New Ransomware Guide

October 6, 2020
Sam Galpin

Sam Galpin, Bedrock Automation Fellow   The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a new Ransomware Guide. […]

Cyber Attacks

Understanding and Managing ICS Cyber Security Threats to U.S. Water and Wastewater Utilities

September 28, 2020
Robert Bergman

“Government intelligence confirms the water and wastewater sector is under a direct threat as part of a foreign government’s multistage […]

Cyber Attacks

U.S. Security Agencies Warn of Cyber Attack Threats to Unauthenticated PLCs and other OT

August 27, 2020
Robert Bergman

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have urged critical infrastructure facilities to take […]