Archive for August, 2010

Secretary Napolitano’s Remarks to the Air Line Pilots Association

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today delivered remarks at the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) International Awards Dinner- highlighting the Department’s ongoing efforts to bolster aviation security and thanking the …

Keep folding the cranes

September 2nd — this Thursday — marks the 65th anniversary of World War II’s end.  Japanese officials signed the surrender papers aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, docked  in Tokyo Bay. I thought about this a few nights ago, when I found my 9…

Notorious Kraken Botnet Rises from the Ashes

The Kraken botnet is staging a comeback that has claimed almost 320,000 PCs

New area added – Job Postings

We’ve been receiving numerous requests for a job postings board for SCADA/control systems/cyber security related positions. Here you will find jobs posted that are available. PLEASE NOTE THAT INDIVIDUALS POSTING WITHIN THIS AREA ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE JOB POSTING CONTENT; INFRACRITICAL ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER, AND IS PROVIDING THIS AS A COMMUNITY SERVICE.

1-in-4 worms spread through infected USB devices

Much of the malware in circulation has been designed to distribute through these devices

Nation’s Nuclear Power Plants Prepare for Cyber Attacks

The threat to digital systems at the country's nuclear power plants is considerable…

Progress in Implementing New Security Measures Along the Southwest Border

Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that Predator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flights will begin out of Corpus Christi, Texas, beginning on Wednesday, Sept.1. With the deployment of an UAS in Texas, DHS unmanned aerial capabilities will now cover the…

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Mississippi

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today traveled to Mississippi with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Richard Serino to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, joining Mississippi G…

ICS-CERT has released "ICSA-10-239-01- Dynamic Library Loading Vulnerability in Microsoft-based Applications" (pdf)

ICS-CERT is aware of reports describing a method to load attacker-supplied DLLs in vulnerable Microsoft Windows applications

NASA: Study says massive solar storm could wipe out power grid

NASA has previously warned in a study that a solar storm on the surface of the sun could hit earth in the coming years causing mass destruction of our power grids