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  • 10 or 20 channels of universal I/O
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  • 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

Is the Industry Getting Complacent?

July 30, 2019
Albert Rooyakkers

Although 50% of the respondents to a 2019 SANS report on OT/ ICS cyber security rate threats high or critical, […]

Cyber Attacks

When IT and OT Meet, What Happens to Cyber Security?

July 30, 2019
Robert Bergman

Applying information technology (IT) to operational technology (OT) is essential to realizing the promise of industrial digitalization, but with it […]

Cyber Attacks

Supply Chains Under Attack

June 27, 2019
Robert Bergman

More proof that the instrumentation and control industry is concerned about supply chain security is evident in the fact that […]