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WY University, DoE Launch Carbon Capture Pact

In an effort to accelerate research on carbon capture technology at two of Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants, the University of Wyoming signed a partnership pact with the Department of Energy (DoE). A DoE consultant and the university will study the ec …

WY Oilfield Blast Injures 3 Workers

Three workers ended up badly burned in explosions and a fire at a Wyoming oil field last Thursday. Fire officials got the call at 7:28 p.m. near Carpenter, Wyoming, Dec. 5, officials said. The workers were taken to hospitals in the capital of Cheyenne …

D-BOX Field-Mount Enclosure

Moore Industries D-BOX Field-Mount Enclosure provides a level of protection in areas where explosion-proof certifications are not required. The D-BOX Field-Mount Enclosure from Moore Industries provides a level of protection in areas where explosion-pr …

GA Cybersecurity Degree Program Starting

Columbus State University’s TSYS Cybersecurity Center in Columbus, GA, is starting a cybersecurity degree program and is hosting a series of informational sessions on the new Nexus Cybersecurity degree. Prospective students interested in applying for S …

Adobe Fixes 25 Patch Tuesday Holes

It was Adobe’s turn for its Patch Tuesday and they fixed a series of issues in Acrobat and Reader, Brackets, Photoshop, and ColdFusion. In Acrobat and Reader, the software giant fixed 21 vulnerabilities, which listed critical out-of-bounds write, use-a …

Safety Alliance Formed in Northeast PA

In a move to promote workplace safety and health to general industry employees and students entering the workforce in Northeast Pennsylvania, the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturer and Employers Association (NEPA MAEA) inked a two-year alliance with t …

Exxon Must Hand Over CA Refinery Blast Info

ExxonMobil Oil Corp. must provide information to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) relating to a tank filled with hydrofluoric acid that narrowly escaped damage during a 2015 refinery explosion in Torrance, CA, a federal appeals court panel ruled Mo …

Ransomware Report II: Municipalities Targeted

This year has seen a significant spike of ransomware attacks on municipalities, researchers said. This comes after Kaspersky researchers observed at least 174 municipal institutions with more than 3,000 subset organizations have been targeted by ransom …

Ransomware Report: Stored Data Targeted

Ransomware has been around other industries for a long period of time, but it is now starting to penetrate the manufacturing automation sector with more vigor. Along those lines a new type of ransomware attack, Network Attached Storage (NAS), is active …

Patch Tuesday Clears 35 Holes, Plus Zero Day

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for this month fixes 35 vulnerabilities, plus a Windows Zero Day. The patched Windows Zero Day, discovered by Kaspersky researchers, is CVE-2019-1458, a privilege escalation flaw related to how the Win32k component handles obj …

Microsoft Patches Windows Zero Day

Microsoft patched a Windows Zero Day vulnerability that could allow attackers to gain higher privileges and avoid protection mechanisms in the Google Chrome browser. The Windows vulnerability was found by Kaspersky researchers as a result of a separate …

Siemens Fixing EN100 Ethernet Module

Siemens has updates and workarounds available for improper restriction of operations within the bounds of a memory buffer, cross-site scripting, and relative path traversal vulnerabilities in its EN100 Ethernet Module, according to a report with CISA. …

Siemens Clears XHQ Operations Intelligence Issues

Siemens has an update, workaround and mitigations for cross-site request forgery, improper neutralization of script-related HTML tags in a web page, and improper input validation vulnerabilities in its XHQ Operations Intelligence, according to a report …

Siemens Fixing SIMATIC S7-1200, S7-1500 CPU Holes

Siemens has updates and is working on others to handle use of a broken or risky cryptographic algorithm and missing support for integrity check vulnerabilities in its SIMATIC S7-1200 and S7-1500 CPU families, according to a report with CISA. Successful …

Siemens Fixing SIMATIC Hole

Siemens has some updates available and some in the works to handle an exposed dangerous method or function vulnerability in multiple SIMATIC products, according to a report with CISA. The products effected include: SIMATIC CP 1626; HMI Panel (incl. SIP …

Siemens’ Workaround, Mitigations for RUGGEDCOM ROS

Siemens has workarounds and mitigations available to handle improper restriction of operations within the bounds of a memory buffer and resource management errors vulnerabilities in its RUGGEDCOM ROS, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploit …

Siemens Workarounds, Mitigations for SiNVR 3

Siemens has workarounds and mitigations to reduce the risk of multiple vulnerabilities in its SiNVR 3, according to a report with CISA. The vulnerabilities include a cleartext storage of sensitive information in GUI, improper authentication, relative p …

Siemens Clears SCALANCE W700, W1700 Hole

Siemens has software updates available to mitigate an improper enforcement of message integrity during transmission in a communication channel vulnerability in its SCALANCE W700 and W1700, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of thi …

Schools Reopen after TX Chem Plant Blast

After getting reports of high levels of butadiene following the TPC plant explosion in Port Neches, TX, local officials closed down the schools. However, after testing the Port Neches-Groves (PNG) ISD resumed classes Monday. Julie Gauthier, PNG ISD ass …

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol Partners on Visibility Pact

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and system integrator Callisto Integration unveiled a strategic partnership that will enable manufacturers to gain visibility and control of their manufacturing operations. In order to improve factory floor productivity and output …

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