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Cyber security for the digital railway

Join the Cyber Senate on March 16th in London for an in-depth discussion on the current and future threat, how the industry is responding, the absolute importance of “Security by Design,” the challenges that bridging IT and OT bring in deploying enterprise facing architecture and how to further develop a culture of awareness. Cyber threats are growing in frequency and capability across every industry, but none carry more consequences than those carried out against critical national infrastructure. The global rail industry is where the Smart Grid industry was 10 years ago, now realising that through advanced connectivity and digitisation that greater levels of efficiency and optimisation can be achieved, reduction of carbon footprints and greater value can be provided to both asset owners and operators, passengers and shareholders. The rush to next generation infrastructure however is not with out its vulnerabilities. The proliferation of machine to machine sensors, the Internet of Things and the convergence of IT and OT – two very different disciplines, has extended the attack surface dramatically for an industry historically isolated from modern day cyber threats. Join the Cyber Senate on March 16th in Londonfor an in-depth discussion on the advancing threat, the reality of security of our future rail networks, the absolute importance of “Security by Design,” the challenges that bridging IT and OT bring in deploying enterprise facing architecture and more. This is a unique opportunity to address key cyber issues in the design stage within the rail industry, so let us begin. A strong cyber security strategy saves lives. All stakeholders have a responsibility in ensuring the safety, reliability and stability of our Critical National Infrastructure. Information sharing is paramount in educating ourselves and the industry

 

 

 

IAEA join the ICS Nuclear conference as Key Note speakers

The Cyber Senate are pleased to announce the IAEA will be joining us as Key Note presenters on the Industrial Control Cyber Security Nuclear conference we will be hosting in Warrington UK, May 24-25th 2016.

For further information see www.industrialcontrolsecuritynuclear.com

New Trojan based campaign, apparently focused on the Middle East, targeting energy companies and specifically trade secrets.

According to Symantec, “A new information stealer, Trojan.Laziok, acts as a reconnaissance tool allowing attackers to gather information and tailor their attack methods for each compromised computer.”

More information can be found on Symantecs blog and we highly suggested familiarising your firm with this latest threat as although it is focused on the Middle East, it started as a “Multi staged attack campaign against energy companies around the world.”

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-reconnaissance-threat-trojanlaziok-targets-energy-sector

Attack on Pakistan Grid leaves 140 million without electricity

According to Skynews, “some 140 million people were left without electricity after a transmission line was attacked, knocking out the national grid.”

Power has been restored to much of Pakistan after more than 140 million people were plunged into darkness due to an apparent rebel attack on a key power line.

Up to 80% of the country’s population lost electricity in the early hours of Sunday and disruption was reported at Lahore’s international airport, but flights were not affected.
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Operation Dragonfly Imperils Industrial Protocol

By  ,  on Jul 02, 2014
Reblogged with permission orginal article here http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/operation-dragonfly-imperils-industrial-protocol

Recent headlines (here and here) may have struck fear into those living near major energy installations due to references about the Stuxnet malware. In 2009, this particular strain of malware caused significant damage to the Nantanz nuclear facility, reportedly destroying a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. Recent reports about Operation Dragonfly, however, appear to be focused on espionage (at least for now), and the scope of the attack appears to be considerably broader than that of Stuxnet. Read more

The Cyber Senate announces two international Industrial Control Cyber Security meetings to address Critical National Infrastructure threats

industrial control cyber security USA  industrial control cyber security europeKey Government, Oil and Gas, Electric and Water Utilities have agreed to share  professional and collective insight at two conferences, being held back to back in London,  Kingdom and Sacramento California, to address security threats surrounding industrial  and process automation systems, the backbone of our global energy infrastructure.

A highly anticipated “Heartbleed” demonstration will be provided by the Finnish security firm responsible for  and “outing” the Heartbleed Bug, Codenomicon. The presentation will focus on “The impact and what you need to know.”

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Chief Cyber Security Advisor, recently confirmed  both conference locations and will be presenting on “The development and standardization of cyber security  and processes,” as well as hosting a roundtable discussion on current developments.

Further authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have been confirmed in their respective regions, in London, United Kingdom, this  Scottish and Southern Energy, Electrilivi, Alliander, Security Working Group ETSI-CEN-CENELEC, United Utilities, Stedin and Laborelec GDF Suez. In Sacramento California, contributions include NERC, , Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company, EPRI, NCI Security, New York University, and Pacific Gas Electric.

The Industrial Control Cyber Security Conference in Europe will take place on September 29th and 30th
Further information can be found at www.industrialcontrolsecurityeurope.com

 

The Industrial Control Cyber Security USA conference in Sacramento California will be held on October 6th and 7th. Further information can be found at www.industrialcontrolsecurityusa.com

 

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