During baseball’s postseason I posted about the apparent contribution to Boston’s resilience and recovery following the Marathon bombings provided by the Red Sox. I said it then and I’ll repeat it now: while difficult to quantify or even confirm, it seems that local sports teams can be particularly helpful in aiding a region’s recovery from a [...]
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This is the second in a series of anticipated posts closely reading the Constitution of the United States for homeland security implications. Readers are encouraged to use the comment function to add background, analysis, exegesis or exposition related to the text highlighted. –+– THE PREAMBLE We the People of the United States, in Order to [...]
From the Boston Globe: Richard Serino is coming home. Serino, widely considered a founding father of Boston Emergency Medical Services, has been the No. 2 man at the Federal Emergency Management Agency since 2009. He is leaving the agency next month. “It’s been great,” Serino said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “But it’s time to come [...]
Siemens has reported to NCCIC/ICS-CERT multiple vulnerabilities in the RuggedCom Rugged OS (ROS). Siemens has produced a firmware update that mitigates these vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to hijack an active Web session and access administrative functions on the devices without proper authorization.
These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely.
The following Siemens RuggedCom ROS versions are affected:
· RuggedCom devices with ROS firmware version prior to v3.12.2
On this date in 1861 the Willamette River crested at its highest historic peak, part of a sustained period of extraordinary flooding across much of the far western United States. (See: California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe) On this day in 1917 a munitions ship in Halifax (Nova Scotia) harbor exploded killing over 1900 [...]
The optics of a male Republican House Committee Chair and a female Democratic Senate Committee Chair appearing together and mostly agreeing on substance has continued to resonate, harmonically or discordantly depending on taste. Last Sunday Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dianne Feinstein (D-California) were interviewed by Candy Crowley on State of the Union. (Complete transcript here) [...]
As I go offline Wednesday night it sounds as if the truck carrying radioactive medical waste hijacked north of Mexico City has been located and is in the hands of Mexican authorities. The status of the cargo is not yet clear. The hijacking occurred on Monday and has been widely reported as a random criminal [...]
OVERVIEWSiemens has identified an authentication bypass vulnerability in the SINAMICS S/G product family. Siemens has produced a firmware update that mitigates this vulnerability and has tested the update to validate that it resolves the vulnerability….
Today’s guest blogger is “Donald Quixote” Don comments frequently on Homeland Security Watch. He writes under what he likes to call his nom de guerre because his agency frowns on its employees posting material without agency approval. ————- The House Committee on Homeland Security recently passed the Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act (HR 5997)/ (HR 1791) authorizing [...]
OVERVIEWAdam Crain of Automatak and independent researchers Chris Sistrunk and Adam Todorski have identified an improper input validation in the Elecsys Director Gateway application. Elecsys has produced a patch that mitigates this vulnerability. Adam …