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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Accepts New Standard for Critical Infrastucture Protection

FERC has accepted a new standard for critical infrastructure protection, according to SC Magazine The new standard will improve electronic access controls to low impact Bulk Electronic Systems (BES), mandatory security controls for mobile devices and develop modifications to critical infrastructure protection (CIP) reliability standards. Daniel Skees, a partner at the law firm Morgan Lewis said:… Keep Reading

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Researchers Find Denial-of-Service Attacks Mounted Through Acoustic Signals

A group of Princeton and Purdue researchers has shown that it’s possible to mount a denial-of-service (DoS) attack against hard disk drives via acoustic signals. Hard disk drives (HDDs) have become the most commonly-used type of non-volatile storage due to their increased reliability, fault tolerance, storage capacity, and so on. “These technological advances in HDDs,… Keep Reading

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Assessing Cyber & Physical Risk to Manufacturing Infrastructure

Manufacturers serve as critical building blocks of modern society. They are integral to the existence of the products we consume, the essential services we need, and the infrastructure on which we rely. Our reliance on them also means that, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “a direct attack on or disruption of… Keep Reading

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