U.S. Plans Cyber Shield for Utilities, Companies

J. Oquendo sil at infiltrated.net
Thu Jul 8 10:56:35 CDT 2010


Michael Painter wrote:
>
> Have we all gone mad?
> I find it hard to understand that a nuclear power plant, air-traffic
> control network, or electrical grid would be 'linked' to the Internet
> in the interest of 'efficiency'.  Air gap them all and let them apply
> for "Inefficiency Relief" from the $100 million relief fund.

What's hard to understand about mobility. Sure the HMI, RTU's etc are
NOT connected to the public Internet however, they ARE networked. All a
company needs is one client side attack to give an outsider the same
level of access as an insider and it's checkmate.

@Jared's TSP link... Wonder how this will affect VoIP ITSP's etal, e.g.,
how many local NS/EP's have swapped over to VoIP. Logically, anyone with
a network running a managed VoIP service, trunk, etc., could qualify.

@Fiber splicing ... Let the NSA handles this
(http://www.zdnet.com/news/spy-agency-taps-into-undersea-cable/115877)


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