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Dow Reaches Contamination Settlement

The Dow Chemical Company will implement and fund an estimated $77 million in natural resource restoration projects intended to compensate the public for injuries to natural resources caused by the release of hazardous substances from Dow’s Midland, Michigan facility....

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SHARP Success: Safety on the Farm

Monterey, Louisiana-based Oak River Farms, Incorporated, is an agribusiness that includes farming, land management, and on-site storage of grain. And when anyone discusses grain storage, the word safety always comes into play. The 60-employee Oak River Farms has...

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Nozomi Launches Community Visibility Platform

Nozomi Networks Inc. released Guardian Community Edition, a tool designed to help security and risk management teams take the first step in expanding their visibility to include OT and IoT cybersecurity. Leveraging the technology used in Nozomi Networks’ cybersecurity...

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H2S Poisoning Kills Energy Firm Worker, Wife

An energy company worker and his wife are dead in Ector County, TX, from H2S gas poisoning after he went to check on an issue at an Aghorn Energy pump house last Saturday. Jacob Dean, was called into work to check on the pump house. “Apparently when he opened the...

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Grid Cyber Collaboration Platform Forms

In a move to promote cybersecurity collaboration among electric companies, a joint venture just launched called Asset to Vendor Network for Power Utilities (A2V). Fortress Information Security launched A2V with American Electric Power in an effort to address concerns...

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Medtronic Patches Valleylab FT10, LS10 Holes

Medtronic patched improper authentication and protection mechanism failure vulnerabilities in its Valleylab FT10 and Valleylab LS10, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities, which Medtronic self-reported, may allow an attacker...

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Medtronic Patches Valleylab FT10, FX8

Medtronic patched use of hard-coded credentials, reversible one-way hash, and improper input validation vulnerabilities in its Valleylab FT10 and Valleylab FX8, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of these remotely exploitable vulnerabilities,...

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Mitsubishi Clears MELSEC Modules Issue

Mitsubishi Electric has new firmware to handle a uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability in its MELSEC-Q Series and MELSEC-L Series CPU Modules, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, discovered by...

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Fuji Fixes V-Server Hole

Fuji Electric released a new version to mitigate a heap-based buffer overflow in its V-Server, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could crash the device being accessed. Several heap-based buffer overflows have been...

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Accenture Launches Industrial ‘Cyber Ranges’

Accenture expanded its cybersecurity capabilities with the opening of three “cyber ranges” to help those companies in the oil and gas, chemicals, utilities and manufacturing industries practice their response to cyberattacks across their most critical assets. The...

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Utilities Need to Embrace a Risk-Based Approach

By Gregory HaleBecause of the increased sophistication of attacks, utilities need to embrace a risk-based approach to cybersecurity to match the existing basic-level of compliance. The idea utilities need to embrace and utilize a risk-based approach comes on the heels...

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LA Chemical Plant Blast

A vessel ruptured causing an explosion at the Dow Chemical plant in Plaquemine, LA, Sunday morning, Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office officials said. There were no injuries reported in the incident, said Dow Louisiana Operations. In addition, there was no immediate...

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SC Nuke Workers Hurt, Plant Faces Safety Issues

A Columbia, SC, nuclear fuel factory is facing some issues as three workers went to the hospital and an inspection found the plant didn’t have proper safety equipment. The Westinghouse nuclear plant in Richland County, SC, discovered it had a device in place that was...

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Omron Releases Fix for Network Configurator for DeviceNet

Omron now has a fix available to mitigate an untrusted search path vulnerability in its Network Configurator for DeviceNet, according to a report with CISA. When originally revealed back in May, Omron had a series of workarounds, but the company now has an update....

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Training Video Focuses on Fatal OK Well Blowout

A failure of two preventive barriers in place to stop a blowout were the main causes of a blowout and rig fire that killed five workers at the Pryor Trust gas well in Pittsburg County, OK, in January 2018, and while nothing will be able to bring back the victims, a...

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Energy Firm Attacked Through Firewall

A Utah-based renewable energy power producer, sPower, that relies on wind and solar technologies was the victim of an attack that involved exploitation of a known vulnerability in Cisco firewalls. While the producer did not suffer an operational issue, it did lead to...

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Joint Euro Operation Busts 60 for Fraud

Sixty people are under arrest suspected of online fraud after a joint law enforcement operation covering 19 countries in Europe. The suspects arrested during the operation – which ran from September 23 to October 4 – were responsible for almost 6,500 fraudulent...

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Advantech Phases out WISE-PaaS/RMM

Advantech has new products that address the multiple vulnerabilities in its WISE-PaaS/RMM, according to a report from CISA. The vulnerabilities are a path traversal, missing authorization, improper restriction of XML external entity reference, and a SQL injection....

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Honeywell Fixes Hole in equIP Series IP Cameras

Honeywell released new firmware to mitigate an improper input validation vulnerability in its equIP series IP cameras, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, which Honeywell self-reported, could result in...

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Firmware Update for IP Cameras

Honeywell released new firmware to mitigate a missing authentication for critical function vulnerability in its equIP series and Performance series IP cameras, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, which...

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