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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 …

AZ Plant Chemical Fire Forces Evac

A chemical fire that broke out at a Coolidge, Arizona, manufacturing plant Friday which resulted in the evacuation of residents living near the facility remains under investigation, Coolidge Fire Department (CFD) officials said. The fire was first repo …

Cosmetics Maker Fires Force HazMat Cleanup

A two-day cleanup operation ended Thursday at a Reading, PA, private label shampoo and cosmetics maker after two fires melted plastic drums containing chemicals which allowed them to mix resulting in the release of noxious fumes. The investigation into …

Siemens, TÜV SÜD Partner on Safety-Security

By Gregory Hale Safety and cyber and physical security go hand in hand and, knowing that, Siemens and TÜV SÜD are partnering to handle the increased level of risk facing critical infrastructure environments. The partnership will provide digital safety …

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes Zero Day

Microsoft released 77 monthly security fixes across its varied product lines for February, including a Zero Day in Internet Explorer, which is already undergoing exploits. The Zero Day has a case number of CVE-2019-0676. An attacker who successfully ex …

Mozilla Fixes Holes in Firefox

Mozilla released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR browsers where an attacker could end up leveraging the issues and take control of a system. The vulnerabilities address three critical issues in Firefox 65, three h …

Questionable Headlines can Drive Bad Security Decisions

By Robert Albach Security is hard enough without your executives knee-jerking to the latest FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) filled headlines and demanding answers or solutions to problems you either already solved or don’t even apply. It gets worse …

MI Manufacturer Building Burns

Firefighters work to put out a fire at International Precast Solutions. River Rouge firefighters battled a large building fire at International Precast Solutions in River Rouge, MI. The building is situated along the railroad tracks south of Schaefer H …

Siemens Clears SIMATIC S7 Vulnerability

Siemens has a new version out to handle a resource exhaustion vulnerability in its SIMATIC S7, according to a report with NCCIC. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, discovered by Younes Dragoni of Nozomi Networks, could …

Siemens Plugs SCALANCE S Hole

Siemens has a new version available to mitigate a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in its SCALANCE S, according to a report with NCCIC. If an attacker tricks a user into clicking a malicious link, the device could allow arbitrary script injecti …

Efficient, Green Way to Produce Ammonia

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have discovered a new type of catalytic reaction that could lead to more energy efficient and environmentally friendly method of ammonia production for fertilizer. The search for a more energy efficient and env …

Moxa MXview Fixes Flaw

Moxa has a new version to mitigate an information exposure vulnerability in its MXview, according to a report with ICS-CERT. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability, discovered by Michael DePlante of Leahy Center for Digital Investigation at Cham …

Equipment Failure Led to Ship Channel Crash

An equipment failure led to a Sept. 6, 2016 incident in the Houston Ship Channel that left two marine pilots suffering from burns and the discharged 88,000 gallons of low-sulfur marine gas oil, which then caught on fire. That’s the finding of the Natio …

Yokogawa Releases Enterprise Pipeline Solution

Screenshot of the Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution. Yokogawa Electric Corporation released its Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS) R1.03, the latest version of an enterprise level pipeline applications suite first released in June 201 …

BP Hit by Additional $1.7B Spill Charge

An additional charge of $1.7 billion will be tacked onto BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill bill as the energy giant will take the charge in the fourth quarter of 2017 linked to the 2010 disaster. And BP said in a statement it also expects to be hit by an a …

Siemens Updates Mitigation for KRACK Holes

Siemens updated its mitigation plan to remedy issues in its SCALANCE, SIMATIC, RUGGEDCOM, and SINAMICS Products, according to a report with ICS-CERT. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities, discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of the Katholieke Univer …

Guilty Plea in Yahoo Hack

A 22-year-old Canadian man pleaded guilty Tuesday for attacking Yahoo. Karim Baratov, aka Kay, aka Karim Taloverov, aka Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov, an immigrant from Kazakhstan, ended up arrested in Canada in March 2017, on a U.S. warrant. RELATED STORI …

Scrubbing Tank Fire at CT Chemical Firm

Firefighters hose down a fire at Bedoukian Research in Danbury, CT. Firefighters spent several hours at Commerce Park in Danbury, CT, Monday after a fire broke out inside an industrial tank. The fire broke out at 7 a.m. inside an exterior “scrubbing” t …

Brooklyn Parts Maker Settles HSE Case

Acme Parts, Inc., of Brooklyn reached a $40,000 settlement to improve the company’s workplace safety and health, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Investigators found high levels of lead throughout the facility …

Hybrid Malware Prediction System

New York City-based Red Balloon Security, Inc. earned a $746,756 Small Business Innovation Program (SBIR) contract to develop an upgrade to its existing hybrid prediction system for embedded malware detection. Red Balloon Security, which specializes in …

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