Windows XP End of Life is quickly approaching

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Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP on April 8th of this year. It is funny that I  was just reminded of this impending deadline by a OSIsoft Technical Support Bulletin that I received in my email while I am working with a client to replace an old Windows 2000 box running a PI interface. There are […]

DNP3 Vulnerabilities Part 1 of 2 – NERC’s Electronic Security Perimeter is Swiss Cheese | Tofino Industrial Security Solution

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This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone working in  the field. Current industrial control system equipment is inherently insecure. There is just no way around it. Ultimately, the equipment will need to be replaced with something that has been designed from the ground up to be much more secure. Nobody wants to admit it […]

More on Stuxnet and warnings about the coming worms that will be using the techniques pioneered by the worm

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I am posting a few more interesting items on Stuxnet. In addition to the information that I posted yesterday, here are a few more facts. Symantec reports that 60% of the infections have occurred in Iran Fewer than 2% of the infections have occurred in the United States The developers created fake device drivers that were […]