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Throwback Thursday: Protecting Infrastructure from Zero Day Exploits and Cyberwarfare

While reporting for an upcoming documentary called “Zero Days” by Alex Gibney, a little-known secret Pentagon program named Nitro Zeus was uncovered. Nitro Zeus was created as a fallback plan in the event that nuclear talks between the United States and Iran failed. Under the program, the United States had a contingency plan to use cyber espionage to disable Iran’s air defenses, and communications and power grid. A refined version of the program would focus on the Fordo nuclear enrichment site. Continue reading

Security Bulletin for InduSoft Web Studio 8.0 SP2 P1 and Prior

 A vulnerability was found in InduSoft Web Studio version 8.0 Service Pack 2 Patch 1 and prior versions. This vulnerability does not exist in the most recent version of the software, but it is recommended that those using older versions upgrade as soon as possible to InduSoft Web Studio 8.1. It is always recommended that the latest version of the software be used in order to receive security updates and the latest patches. Maintenance agreements are another way to ensure that your software is always up to date and includes the latest security features.  Continue reading

InduSoft Watches: Zero Days

This week, InduSoft employees got together to watch Zero Days, a documentary film from Alex Gibney that explores the origins and implications of the Stuxnet virus, which specifically targeted control systems and PLCs, and has played a huge role in alerting the industry to the need for additional cybersecurity measures in control systems. Continue reading

A Short History of Malware Leading to Stuxnet

Following two widely publicized hacks on the DNC and DCCC in the past weeks, we thought it might be an appropriate time to look at the history of Malware. Attacks like these show that everyone is vulnerable to attacks, and it’s important to be aware of risk factors in order to mitigate the chances of a cyberattack as much as possible. Continue reading

Trends in Automation: Studying up on CyberSecurity

Cyber Security is probably the largest threat and greatest barrier the industrial automation industry faces. The technology exists to create automated and interconnected machines with ease, but until we can trust and protect the data gathered, automation can never reach its full potential. Continue reading

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Are You Taking Precautions?

The month of October is cyber security awareness month. InduSoft would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that cyber security can always be improved, and that if you’re not taking measures now to prevent cyber security threats, now is a wonderful time to start! Continue reading

Concerned about Heartbleed? InduSoft Was Concerned as Well

Security and safety are top priorities in designing and using our HMI and SCADA software, and we care about protecting everyone who uses InduSoft Web Studio. Since the disclosure of The Heartbleed Vulnerability, we know that there might be some concern about what software is safe from this vulnerability. InduSoft has tested and confirmed that our software currently does not, and has not in the past, used any of the affected OpenSSL libraries that were found to be vulnerable to Heartbleed. Continue reading

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Update with InduSoft

October is the 10th Anniversary of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and a group of federal officials, Fortune 500 CEOs, and digital industry leaders visited NASDAQ and rang the opening bell this morning (October 21st), marking the launch of the National Cyber Security Alliance website. Continue reading