Standard maintenance policies leave machinery vulnerable to attack. Both hardware and software are vulnerable when normal operations and security protocols are paused or switched to another mode so that updates or fixes can be applied.
Major events shook the global threat landscape in the first half of 2017. Our midyear security roundup covers the old and the new, from ransomware and BEC scams to potential attacks against industrial robots.
The U.S.’ Food and Drug Administration recently issued a recall of 465,000 pacemakers amid reports of vulnerabilities identified in the devices. The ICS-CERT issued the same advisory to wireless syringe infusion pumps. Get the details here.