CA Man Sent to Slammer for Analytics Firm Hack

A California man will spend seven years and eight months in federal prison after he was sentenced last week for extortion, computer fraud, and wire fraud for hacking into an Atlanta-based computer analytics company and attempting to extort money from the company in...

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15 Years Since Texas City Blast, New Video Releases

While an amazing tragedy, the learning from the Texas City, TX, , disaster at the BP America Refinery that left 15 workers dead and 180 others injured still resonates to this day. It is only fitting on its 15 year anniversary, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released...

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Associations Unite for COVID-19 Recovery

Global security organizations, ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) entered into a partnership to best aid in the COVID-19 recovery and rebuilding efforts of its group of 34,000 member professionals and over 1,000 member companies...

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Employees Greatest Threat to Security: Report

As critical infrastructure organizations converge their IT, OT, IoT and physical systems to improve overall performance, employees are the biggest threat to cyber and physical security, a new survey found. The new report, entitled “Weathering the Perfect Storm:...

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COVID-19 and Remote Access

By Gregory Hale With the unprecedented movement toward workers staying away from the office in an effort to help slow the growth of COVID-19 (coronavirus), companies are stepping up at no cost to help ensure a more secure transition for employers moving toward remote...

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How to Help Secure a Virtual Meeting

Conference calls and web meetings — virtual meetings — are becoming a staple of modern work. While a great majority have become security-conscious in online interactions, virtual meeting security is often an afterthought. Who hasn’t been finishing one call when...

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Systech Fixes Terminal Server

Systech Corporation released new firmware that eliminates a cross-site scripting vulnerability in its NDS-5000 Terminal Server, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, discovered by Murat Aydemir, Critical...

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Insulet Working on Omnipod Hole

Insulet listed a recommendation to handle an improper access control vulnerability in its Omnipod Insulin Management System, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability, discovered by Thirdwayv Inc., may allow an attacker to gain...

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Remote Security Working in World of Coronavirus

By Gregory Hale Coronavirus is changing where we work and live to the point of not one person in this country, if not the world, hasn’t felt some kind of effect. In the manufacturing automation sector, one issue becoming clearer is with more people moving out of the...

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OPC UA Safety Spec Releases

OPC UA Safety Release 1.00 released for the specification of the interoperable communication standard for functional safety – OPC UA Safety “Part 15 OPC UA Core Specification.” OPC UA Safety is based on the black channel principle and currently addresses...

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Chemical Group Suffers Cyber Attack

Chemical company, Omnia Holdings, suffered a cyber attack on its IT infrastructure, officials said. Omnia Holding Limited is a holding company for a group of companies that produces and supplies fertilizer to the agricultural industry, explosives to the mining...

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Delta Electronics Clears CNCSoft ScreenEditor Holes

Delta Electronics has a new version of its Industrial Automation CNCSoft ScreenEditor available to handle stack-based buffer overflow and out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could cause...

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Reactor Misconduct Bans Worker, Suspends License

A Reed College worker is now banned from Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-licensed activities for three years and also had her senior reactor operator license suspended for deliberately providing incomplete and inaccurate information for applications, as well as...

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Zero Mines Meet Pattern of Violations

Mining is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. One quick mistake, or technical failure, and there is a potential disaster just around the corner. That is why it is good to see a report saying of the U.S.’ 13,000 mining operations, none met the screening...

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Duke Energy to Fix SC Nuclear Plant Violations

Duke Energy received a confirmatory order for violations at the Robinson nuclear power plant, near Hartsville, SC. The company agreed to a series of corrective actions related to fire watches and operator rounds at the Robinson plant and the company’s five other...

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Pipeline Firm to Pay $60M for CA Oil Spill

Plains All American Pipeline L.P. and Plains Pipeline L.P. (Plains) will pay over $60 million after a reaching a settlement for the May 19, 2015, release of 2,934 barrels of crude oil from its Line 901 north of Refugio State Beach, located near Santa Barbara,...

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WA Man Charged with Money Laundering

A Bothell, Washington, man is facing charges for operating an illegal money exchange business involving bitcoin, federal officials said. Kenneth Warren Rhule, 26, made his initial appearance on the criminal complaint in U.S. District Court in Seattle Tuesday. He is...

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MI Steel Foundry Learns SHARP Lesson

Astech Alloy Steel Technologies, Inc. is a preferred global supplier of steel and wear-resistant chrome iron castings. The company specializes in the production of steel, stainless steel, alloy steel, and gray iron castings. The casting processes include Green Sand,...

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2 Workers Hurt in DE Refinery Blaze

Investigators are still looking into the cause of a fire that critically injured two Delaware City Refinery employees Wednesday afternoon in a blaze. The victims, both suffering burn injuries, were flown to Christiana Hospital in Stanton for assessment before being...

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ABB Fixes Multiple eSOMS Holes

ABB has an update available to handle multiple vulnerabilities in its eSOMS, according to a report with CISA. The vulnerabilities are use of web browser cache containing sensitive information, improper restriction of rendered UI layers or frames, improper...

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