Industrial Security


  • Industry 4.0: CNC Machine Security Risks – Part 2

    December 2, 2022

    In part one, Trend Micro researchers discussed what numerical control machines do and their basic concepts. These concepts are important to understand the machines better, offering a wider view of their operations. The researchers also laid out how we evaluated the chosen vendors for Trend Micro research. For this blog, Trend Micro will continue discussing their ...

  • Industry 4.0: Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) Machine Security Risks – Part 1

    November 29, 2022

    Computer numerical controls (CNCs) are machines used to produce products in a factory setting. They have been in use for many years, and in the last decade, their use has become more widespread due to increased connectivity. This increased connectivity has made them more software-dependent and therefore more vulnerable to attacks. This vulnerability is due ...

  • CISA Releases Seven Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    November 29, 2022

    CISA released seven (7) Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on November 29, 2022. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the newly released ICS advisories for technical details and mitigations: ICSA-22-333-01 Mitsubishi Electric GOT2000 ICSA-22-333-02 Hitachi Energys IED Connectivity Packages and PCM600 Products ICSA-22-333-03 Hitachi ...

  • CISA Releases Eight Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    November 22, 2022

    CISA has released eight (8) Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on 22 November 2022. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the newly released ICS advisory for technical details and mitigations: ICSA-22-326-01 AVEVA Edge ICSA-22-326-02 Digital Alert Systems DASDEC ICSA-22-326-03 Phoenix Contact Automation Worx ICSA-22-326-04 GE ...

  • Vulnerable SDK components lead to supply chain risks in IoT and OT environments

    November 22, 2022

    Vulnerabilities in network components, architecture files, and developer tools have become increasingly popular attack vectors to gain access into secure networks and devices. External tools and products that are managed by vendors and developers can pose a security risk, especially to targets in sensitive industries. Attacks on software and hardware supply chains, like Log4J and ...

  • More than 17 million control system cyber incidents are hidden in plain sight

    November 18, 2022

    Control system cyber incidents are more plentiful and impactful than most observers expect – more than 17 million directly resulting in more than 34,000 deaths. While there have been more than 1,200 electric grid cyber-related incidents, that doesn’t adequately reflect the true impact on customers and the economy. The majority of the 17 million-plus control ...

  • CISA Releases Two Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    November 17, 2022

    CISA has released two (2) Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on November 17, 2022. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the newly released ICS advisory for technical details and mitigations: ICSA-22-321-01 Red Lion Crimson ICSA-22-321-02 Cradlepoint IBR600 Read more… Source: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security ...

  • Cyber vulnerability in networks used by spacecraft, aircraft and energy generation systems

    November 15, 2022

    A major vulnerability in a networking technology widely used in critical infrastructures such as spacecraft, aircraft, energy generation systems and industrial control systems was exposed by researchers at the University of Michigan and NASA. It goes after a network protocol and hardware system called time-triggered ethernet, or TTE, which greatly reduces costs in high-risk settings by ...

  • CISA Releases One Industrial Control Systems Advisory

    November 1, 2022

    CISA released one Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisory on November 1, 2022. This advisory provides timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the newly released ICS advisory for technical details and mitigations: ICSA-22-221-01 Mitsubishi Electric Multiple Factory Automation Products (Update C) Read more… Source: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure ...

  • Largest EU copper producer Aurubis suffers cyberattack, IT outage

    October 28, 2022

    German copper producer Aurubis has announced that it suffered a cyberattack that forced it to shut down IT systems to prevent the attack’s spread. Aurubis is Europe’s largest copper producer and the second largest in the world, with 6,900 employees worldwide, and produces one million tonnes of copper cathodes yearly. In an announcement published on their website, ...

  • CISA Releases Four Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    October 28, 2022

    CISA has released four (4) Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on October 27, 2022. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the newly released ICS advisory for technical details and mitigations: ICSA-22-300-01 Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Alarm and Events Server ICSA-22-300-02 SAUTER Controls moduWeb ICSA-22-300-03 Rockwell ...

  • Biden now wants to toughen up chemical sector’s cybersecurity

    October 27, 2022

    The White House is adding the chemical sector to a program launched last year to improve cybersecurity capabilities within America’s critical infrastructure industries. The addition makes chemical facilities and manufacturers the fourth sector under the Biden Administration’s Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Initiative, which rolled out in July 2021 following the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline ...

  • Manufacturing Cybersecurity: Trends & Survey Response

    October 27, 2022

    Trend Micro conducted a study on the state of industrial cybersecurity in the oil and gas, manufacturing, and electricity/energy industries in 2022. Based on the results of a survey of over 900 ICS business and security leaders in the United States, Germany, and Japan, we will discuss the characteristics of each industry, the motivations and ...

  • CISA Releases Three Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    October 20, 2022

    CISA has released three (3) Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on October 20, 2022. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the newly released ICS advisories for technical details and mitigations: ICSA-22-293-01 Bentley Systems MicroStation Connect ICSMA-21-294-01 B Braun Infusomat Space Large Volume Pump ...

  • CISA Releases Two Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    October 18, 2022

    CISA released two Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on October 18, 2022. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the newly released ICS advisories for technical details and mitigations: ICSA-22-291-01 Advantech R-SeeNet ICSA-21-336-06 Hitachi Energy APM Edge (Update A) Read more… Source: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure ...

  • CISA Releases Twenty-Five Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    October 13, 2022

    CISA has released twenty-five (25) Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on October 13, 2022. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the newly released ICS advisories for technical details and mitigations: ICSA-22-286-01 Siemens LOGO! ICSA-22-286-02 Siemens Industrial Edge Management ICSA-22-286-03 Siemens Solid Edge ICSA-22-286-04 Siemens SIMATIC ...

  • Budworm: Espionage Group Returns to Targeting U.S. Organizations

    October 13, 2022

    The Budworm espionage group has mounted attacks over the past six months against a number of strategically significant targets, including the government of a Middle Eastern country, a multinational electronics manufacturer, and a U.S. state legislature. The latter attack is the first time in a number of years Symantec has seen Budworm targeting a U.S-based ...

  • ADATA denies RansomHouse cyberattack, says leaked data from 2021 breach

    October 8, 2022

    Taiwanese chip maker ADATA denies claims of a RansomHouse cyberattack after the threat actors began posting stolen files on their data leak site. The RansomHouse gang added ADATA files to their data leak site on Tuesday, claiming they stole 1TB worth of documents in a 2022 cyberattack.The threat actors also leaked samples of allegedly stolen files, ...

  • CISA Releases Three Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    October 7, 2022

    CISA has released three Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on October 11, 2022. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the newly released ICS advisories for technical details and mitigations: ICSA-22-284-01 Altair HyperView Player ICSA-22-284-02 Daikin SVMPC1 and SVMPC2 ICSA-22-284-03 Sensormatic Electronics C-CURE 9000 Read more… Source: ...

  • The secrets of Schneider Electric’s UMAS protocol

    September 29, 2022

    UMAS (Unified Messaging Application Services) is a proprietary Schneider Electric (SE) protocol used to configure and monitor Schneider Electric PLCs. Schneider Electric controllers that use UMAS include Modicon M580 CPU (part numbers BMEP* and BMEH*) and Modicon M340 CPU (part numbers BMXP34*). Controllers are configured and programmed using engineering software – EcoStruxure™ Control Expert (Unity ...