Apparently, we have advanced warning, and have met the enemy. Unfortunately, it be us...
'Symantec has discovered a new Linux worm that appears to be engineered to target the “Internet of things”. The worm is capable of attacking a range of small, Internet-enabled devices in addition to traditional computers. Variants exist for chip architectures usually found in devices such as home routers, set-top boxes and security cameras. Although no attacks against these devices have been found in the wild, many users may not realize they are at risk, since they are unaware they own devices that run Linux.' - via Symantec'sKaoru Hayash
'CANES represents a key aspect of the Navy's modernization planning by upgrading cybersecurity, command and control, communications and intelligence systems afloat. The enhanced degree of standardization will reduce the number of network variants by ship class across the fleet.' - viaDVIDSSteve Davis
Hard to believe [notwithstanding Tripwires' impeccable reputation, and a disclosure - I utilize a variety of Tripwires' enterprise products daily], and considering the source... A potentially error-prone survey exercise. Perhaps it is time to take a gander, so to speak, at the statistical measurement data on this survey please... Regardless of my misgivings regarding the reported data, if true, this situation bodes ill for NERC CIP knowledge high water mark in the Utility SCADA realm.
via the LongNow Foundation, comes the intriguing tale of Pierre Jaquet Droz and his programmable automata, in this case, entitled The Writer, and comprised of nearly six thousand individually handcrafted components.. Crafted nearly 2 1/2 centuries ago, simply astonishing.
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'Generally, what I can say today is server-to-server transportation is generally not encrypted. This is why we are currently reviewing our security system." - Dorothee Belz, Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS: MSFT) EMEA, VP for Legal and Corporate Affairs
ION Toronto took
place from 2013/11/11 to and inclusive of 2013/11/13; in which, you'll find fascinating, both erudite and mundane discussions, focusing on DNSSEC, IPv6 and Routing Security amongst many. All in this case, is most certainly, Information; and a part of the Internet Society'sDeploy360 Programme. Enjoy.