23 Aug '12, 9pm

Smart Grid CyberSecurity: DHS Reports Vulnerability in RuggedCom’s Software: Another day, another cybersecurit...

Smart Grid CyberSecurity: DHS Reports Vulnerability in RuggedCom’s Software: Another day, another cybersecurit...

Another day, another cybersecurity flaw revealed in the IT systems that run the world’s critical infrastructure -- and this time, the Department of Homeland Security is getting involved. The latest bad smart grid security news is for RuggedCom, the hardened grid and industrial router company bought by Siemens for $381 million last year. DHS said in a Tuesday alert that it is investigating a flaw that could be used to decrypt RuggedCom’s data traffic between an end user and the router. From there, attackers could theoretically launch denial-of-service attacks, or infiltrate and potentially control networks that run power turbines, high-voltage grid gear and industrial plant across the world, according to security expert Justin Clarke, who revealed the exploit Friday at a Los Angeles conference. "If you can get to the inside, there is almost no authentication, there are almo...

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