Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Running out of space!

First came Stuxnet with the gradual realisation that this was a serious threat to industrial automation. And remember that was only in July 2010! As the ramifications of this started to set in more and more articles, blogs and opinions on it were published.
Professor Peter Frohlich of Beldon expressed it well, “Stuxnet has demonstrated what experts have long feared – the entry and penitration of embedded computer systems into all areas of industry means that we now all face a potential risk from computer malware.”

We commented a few times in our blogs as the realisation of what a threat this represented for the first time to industrial processes. There were so many papers, and opinions being published that we decided to inaugurate a page entitled "Stuxnet-process-cyber-security-threat-links!"

Soon however we learned of various sons and daughters of Stuxnet and so we renamed our page rather unwieldingly, if there is such a word, "Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame, Gauss and all that!" But our hackers are producing new dangers with various names that to continue adding the name of the latest threat as it occured would lead an impossibly long page name.

So what are we doing about it?

We've decided to rename the page yet again as "ICS & SCADA Security" and leave it at that.

We've just added a link to Tofino's latest item which is on the distructive Shamoon virus which has wreaked havoc in Saudi Arabia.

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