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Gas Main Break Secured

Homes were evacuated after a high pressure gas main break on Chicago’s South Side. A hazardous materials incident on the South Side of Chicago ended up secured after a gas main break Thursday morning forced an evacuation, officials said. Construction c …

Chem Fire Forces Shelter-in-Place

There was poor visibility around the former Beaver Alkali Products property in Rochester, PA, because of a chemical release. A shelter-in-place order forced Rochester, PA, residents inside after a chemical fire broke out and then rekindled at a former …

Welding Blast Kills Oilfield Services Worker

A worker for an oilfield services company died Sunday morning after an oil tank exploded at a location in El Reno, OK. Shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday, Travis Farley, 48, was killed while he was working on a tank when combustible vapors inside caused an e …

Benefits of Access Control

It’s no surprise that due to the nature of their industry, manufacturing facility leaders have invested a significant amount in the equipment necessary to accomplish streamlined operations and achieve their goals.

FactoryTalk AssetCentre Expands Coverage

The latest version of Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk AssetCentre software expands its asset-management and recovery capabilities to support several new types of assets. Disaster-recovery support is now available for FactoryTalk View Site Edition HMI …

Hacking Group Creates Cyberespionage Attack

There is a new malware distribution technique from Russian-speaking threat actor, Turla, exposing the group for integrating their signature JavaScript KopiLuwak malware in a new dropper named Topinambour, researchers said. First spotted in early 2019 i …

NJ Chem Plant Catches Fire, Again

A fire broke out at the Alden Leeds chlorine plant where a similar type of blaze started up in May. A fire broke out at the same chlorine plant that was the scene of a fire in May, said firefighters in Kearny, NJ. The Kearny Fire Department responded t …

Fire at MN Coal Processing Site

A small fire broke out at the United Taconite coal processing site Wednesday afternoon in Forbes, MN. United Taconite’s owner, Cleveland-Cliffs, said the fire occurred in a coal mill on one of the company’s furnace lines. RELATED STORIES Environment Hi …

Testing for Smokestack Emissions Sensor

NIST’s Joey Boyd (left) and Aaron Johnson conducting a test of the new sensors at a power plant. The platform, which gives them access to the smokestack, is about 45 meters above the ground.Source: Tom Martz/EPRI There is now a new and improved way to …

Advice on Connecting an IoT Device

The NIST report helps an organization consider cybersecurity and privacy risks that emerge when IoT devices link to a network.Source: M. Bigham/Huntington Ingalls Industries, N. Hanacek/NIST In a continuing move to help all Internet of Things (IoT) use …

Patch Tuesday Fixes 2 Zero Days

Microsoft released its Patch Tuesday fixes this week and the software giant handled 77 vulnerabilities, which included two Zero Day holes that were undergoing exploitation. The Zero Days are privilege escalation holes that have case numbers of CVE-2019 …

Adobe Fixes Security Holes

Adobe’s July Patch Tuesday updated its Bridge CC, Dreamweaver, and Experience Manager. Experience Manager patched three vulnerabilities, while Bridge and Dreamweaver each updated one. RELATED STORIES Adobe Clears Critical Holes Adobe Releases May Secur …

Schneider Fixes Floating License Manager

Schneider Electric has an upgrade available to handle improper validation and memory corruption vulnerabilities in its Floating License Manager, according to a report with NCCIC. These remotely exploitable vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to den …

Schneider has Fix for IGSS Vulnerability

Schneider Electric has an upgrade to fix an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in its Interactive Graphical SCADA System (IGSS), according to a report with NCCIC. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to achieve arbitrary …

AVEVA Handles Floating License Manager Issue

AVEVA has an upgrade plan to handle an improper input validation and memory corruption vulnerabilities in its Vijeo Citect and Citect SCADA Floating License Manager, according to a report with NCCIC. These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to den …

Delta Mitigation Plan for CNCSoft ScreenEditor

Delta Electronics has a mitigation plan to handle heap-based buffer overflow and out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities in its CNCSoft ScreenEditor, according to a report with NCCIC. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities, discovered by Natnael S …

Philips has Plan to Fix Holter 2010 Plus Hole

Philips has a plan to handle a use of obsolete function vulnerability in its Holter 2010, according to a report with NCCIC. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability under certain conditions can lead to a product feature escalation. Philips self-re …

Cisco Update ASA, FTD Software

Cisco has an update available to mitigate a vulnerability in the cryptographic driver for Adaptive Security Appliance Software (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the device to …

Ransomware, Phishing Still Top Attacks: Report

Source: CyberScout Ransomware and phishing remain the leading forms of attack, and non-targeted attacks are on the rise, a new report found. When it comes to businesses, last year security provider, CyberScout’s clients experienced 176 reactive data br …

IL Metal Treating Firm Faces Safety Fines

Glendale Heights, IL-based Hudapack Metal Treating of Illinois Inc. is facing $181,662 in fines for 21 serious health and safety violations, said officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Investigators inspected the compa …

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