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2 Workers Killed, 2 Injured at Saudi Refinery

Two workers died and two others suffered injuries in an incident at an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia. An incident occurred Sunday “on a vessel while contractors were working on the unit during turnaround activities,” according to a statement from the Sa …

OH Recycling Center Fire Forces Evac

A fire broke out in a paper storage bunker early Thursday morning at the Rumpke recycling center in St. Bernard, OH, forcing workers to evacuate the building. The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. at the recycling center on Vine Street, officials said …

Team Garners Grant to Fight Cyberattacks

Cybersecurity is anything but traditional, so that is why one of the military branches just provided a grant to develop non-traditional solutions to tackle cyberattacks and cyber warfare. Along those lines, a team of Northern Arizona University (NAU) r …

Collaborate to Redesign Role of Manufacturing Network

By Ray Watson As manufacturing technology advances and companies find themselves tasked with managing increasingly sophisticated production systems, the industry is adopting methodologies that will help make operations faster and more efficient than ev …

Horner Automation Fixes Cscape Holes

Horner Automation has a new version to mitigate improper input validation and out of bounds write vulnerabilities in its Cscape, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could crash the device being accessed, wh …

AVEVA Fixes Vijeo Citect, Citect SCADA Hole

AVEVA has an upgrade available to mitigate a stack-based buffer overflow in its Vijeo Citect and Citect SCADA, according to a report with CISA. The IEC870IP driver for Vijeo Citect and Citect SCADA has a buffer overflow that could cause a server-side c …

Camera-based Quality Control System

Honeywell, in collaboration with Papertech, released its TotalVision camera-based detection system. Honeywell, in collaboration with Papertech, released its TotalVision camera-based detection system for the flat sheet industries. The system enables use …

CA Storage Fuel Tanks Explode

An explosion at the NuStar Energy oil storage facility in Crockett, CA, Tuesday afternoon sent a huge fireball into the air in west Contra Costa County, shaking buildings and rattling windows for miles around and igniting a fire that burned for hours. …

Video Illustrates PES Refinery Blast

Just after 4 a.m. on Friday June 21, a flammable vapor released in the alkylation unit of the PES refinery in Philadelphia, PA. Within two minutes, the vapor cloud found an ignition source, causing a fire and multiple explosions. The ensuing fire took …

Corroded Pipe Center of PES Refinery Blast

A badly corroded pipe elbow, which had reached about half the thickness of a credit card, appears to have ruptured in the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Refinery’s alkylation unit, releasing process fluid that included over 5,000 pounds of hydrofl …

Firefox Browser Updated

Firefox 69.0.3 just released to address an issue in Windows 10. The issue, which was originally discovered in Mozilla’s Firefox 69.0.2, made it impossible for Windows 10 users to download any files if parental control tools were enabled on their device …

Pikes Peak Steel: Safety a Requirement to Stay SHARP

Pikes Peak Steel, LLC, is a structural steel fabrication plant, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company provides steel products to commercial contractors in the western United States and to homebuilders in Colorado Springs and the surroundin …

Fukushima: Tepco Execs Not Guilty

Over eight years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Japanese court found three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives not guilty of professional negligence. It was the only criminal case to arise out of the disaster, which occurred in 2011 …

HazMat Fire Leads to Safety Fine

A hazardous-waste facility on the Tacoma Tideflats is facing a $1.9 million fine for mismanaging materials that led to a large fire last year. Investigators found Stericycle-Tacoma, which operates under the name Burlington Environmental, improperly dis …

Chrome 77 Patched, Again

Chrome 77 has had a very eventful lifespan to date with Google just releasing fixes for eight vulnerabilities in Chrome 77. This latest update comes a few weeks after Google fixed four vulnerabilities with the release of Chrome 77.0.3865.90. However, b …

Testing Instruments to ID Unknown Chemicals

First responders arrive first on the scene when disaster strikes or terrorists attack. They often encounter dangerous conditions like smoke and chemicals. To best help in situations like these, they need to know the chemical substances present onsite. …

Start-up Funding to Test IoT Secure Trust Anchor

QED Secure Solutions of Coppell, Texas, earned a $200,000 grant to field test a secure trust anchor for the Internet of Things (IoT). This is the final phase of the project that was awarded under the Securing the Internet of Things Other Transaction So …

MI Nuke Suffers Degraded Coating

After discovering degraded coatings in a portion of the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant’s reactor containment, the operator just received a Confirmatory Action Letter (CAL). The plant, operated by DTE Electric Company, is located in Newport, MI, 25 miles n …

Machine Learning to Solve IP Address Hijacks

A new machine learning system is in development that could predict IP address hijack incidents in advance by tracing things back to the actual hijackers themselves. By illuminating some of the common qualities of what they call “serial hijackers,” it i …

Real-Time ICS Risk Assessment

Forescout Technologies, Inc. added a new component to its SilentDefense industrial control system security solution to help organizations aggregate and prioritize risks targeting OT and IoT devices. Asset Risk Framework provides users with impact-based …

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