Category: Cybersecurity

How Manufacturers Can Meet the Requirements of the DoD’s CMMC

As the manufacturing industry increasingly becomes more reliant on digital systems, they also become more vulnerable to cyber security attacks. Now it’s true that most U.S. manufacturers already have provisions or protocols for cyber security in place, but are they up to the ever-evolving tactics of cyber hackers? And if they plan to elicit government… Read more »

Cyber Security an Issue for the Maritime Industry

Cyber security is becoming an increasing problem for the maritime industry. As the information age has increasingly become digital, it should be no surprise that cyber security has become an important issue across nearly every sector of business, including industries like maritime and related shipping. As recently as this year, the Switzerland shipping giant MSC… Read more »

Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Bringing Manufacturers Back to the U.S.

In the wake of COVID-19’s effect on global supply chains, the increasing calls for a manufacturing resurgence in the United States could open new cybersecurity vulnerabilities. As economic effects from the virus began bleeding into business production and the shuttering of factories, many manufacturers in the U.S. began championing President Trump’s call to bring back… Read more »

5G Also Brings Cybersecurity Concerns

As the 21st-century rolls ever forward, new advances in technology and connectivity continue to bloom like flowers in its wake. One such advance that has been highly anticipated for over a year now is the impending 5G wireless network. Colloquially referred to as the ‘5th Generation’ of wireless technology, this latest wave of digital cellular networks… Read more »

Cybersecurity Attack in New Orleans

In yet another attack on an American city, cybersecurity criminals besieged New Orleans over the weekend with a flurry of phishing and ransomware attempts. Beginning shortly before dawn Friday, the faceless hackers continued to ratchet up their activity through the morning hours, reaching a peak around 8 am. The head of the city’s IT department… Read more »

Cybersecurity Threat Strikes Pensacola, Florida

Still reeling from the wake of last week’s shooting incident at a nearby naval base, the city of Pensacola, Florida now appears to be the victim of a coordinated cybersecurity attack. Speaking for the first time since the attack began over the weekend, Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said Monday that hackers successfully breached city hall’s… Read more »

Cyber Security Attacks on the U.S. Electric Grid

Everything has a price. The digital age has brought all corners of the Earth within the human grasp of connection—our price, the one that we seem to be paying with increasing frequency, may well be our security: our information, intellectual property, data, etc. And this is strictly from an individual level. On an industrial and… Read more »

A malicious cybersecurity threat

            A malicious cybersecurity threat infiltrated one of India’s top nuclear power plants in recent days and leading security researchers have identified the Lazarus Group, a North Korean hacking team, as the culprit. Reports began surfacing Monday that the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) had been attacked by malware that… Read more »

Can a Meter/Controller Be Exempt From Cyber Security Regulation?

Tucson, AZ – Opening a new avenue for cybersecurity applications within Nuclear I&C rooms, OTEK Corporation unveils its Solid State Analog Meter (SSAM) for streamlined plug and play replacement of ANSI 4” analog meters with technology that renders this new digital panel meter exempt from cybersecurity threats. Designed without any digital assets such as microprocessors… Read more »

The Cybersecurity of Riviera Beach

The Cybersecurity of Riviera Beach East of Miami, under the tropical liquid heat and along the smooth white sands nestled into the Atlantic, the small city of Riviera Beach waits idly inside a digital paralysis. The looming threat of cybersecurity attacks dropped through golden air and punctuated the city’s computer systems. In the stalled doldrums… Read more »