Wireless communications encompass a set of protocols that are widely used in some industrial sectors. In particular, building automation is based on these protocols, mainly using the BACNET and Lontalks protocols, but also making use of new ZigBee and Bluetooth based devices for IIoT. This article will provide information on SweynTooth, a set of vulnerabilities that affect Bluetooth technology.
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GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology is deeply integrated into society to meet geolocation and time measurement needs; it is considered one of the most reliable and it is a critical element for certain industrial sectors. However, due to the advancement of the technology and its widespread use, GNSS are being compromised by cybercriminals.
Throughout the year 2019, we have worked on the detection, treatment and preparation of notices related to cybersecurity in industrial environments, classifying them based on the sector, manufacturer, criticality, etc. This article summarises this work and makes a brief prediction of the events that will take place in 2020.
Perhaps, given the many important cybersecurity leaks and intrusions in recent years involving everything from social media accounts to critical infrastructure and classified military secrets, the attention paid to the Aurora vulnerability has not been proportional to its seriousness and systems affected. This is because it affects almost every electrical system in the world, and potentially any rotating equipment, whether it generates energy or is essential for an industrial or commercial installation. If the threat is so widespread, why isn’t the industry more worried and actively looking for solutions? From this article various possible reasons for this are given.
In the industrial world there are many communications including radio communications. This article aims to inform the reader about these types of communications available and some concepts to consider. Also, about cases of cyberattacks that have been detected in order to prevent them in the future.
The open and most-widely-used framework for communication and vulnerability scoring, the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System), has been updated, incorporating improvements in its new version 3.1 with respect to the previous one. This standard assesses the severity of computer systems vulnerabilities and assigns them a score of 0 to 10.
Over time, different communities of experts related to the world of industrial cybersecurity have realised the challenge of calculating the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Score System) for vulnerabilities in industrial environments. This article aims to show the alternatives proposed by experts, such as RSS-MD, TEMSL and IVSS in order to correctly calculate their severity in the industrial environment.
Security breaches that put our privacy at risk, leaks of our data, passwords... are incidents that happen more and more often. Protecting ourselves from these information leaks is often beyond our reach, but this does not mean that we should not try to take measures to protect our data. DNS-over-TLS can be very helpful in encrypting our communications, making them much more secure.
Given that availability is always a critical point to take into account for within industrial environments, it is necessary to prevent the attacks that denial of services cause and that affect these environments. The means of giving way to a denial of service can be diverse, much like the means of mitigating these problems. This article will review all of these points, as well as the way in which the risks derived from these attacks can be reduced.
I have identified a vulnerability in a device within an industrial control system... Now what? This article provides the guidelines to be followed when a vulnerability within an industrial control system is detected, and the different phases of this process.