Safety

Securing smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/63902/security/securing-smart-grid.html  During the recent years, there have been two cyber-attacks on power plants in Ukraine, which for the first time in the history succeeded to disrupted and cut power in a country.  An analysis of the events in Ukraine indicates that in order for a cyber-attack to materialize, three conditions must exist: opportunity, ability, and motivation.

Banana connector types

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_connector A banana connector is a single-wire (one conductor) electrical connector used for joining wires to equipment. The term 4 mm connector is also used, especially in Europe,because the pin’s diameter is nominally 4 millimetres (0.16 in).The pin has one or more lengthwise springs that bulge outwards slightly, giving the appearance of a banana. The original plug consists of a cylindrical metal pin about 20 millimetres (0.79 in) long.However other

ICS Companies Are Worried About Cybersecurity, But Are They Worried About Right Things?

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/60013/hacking/ics-cybersecurity.html The equipment was expected to be installed and left alone for a long time. Pressures to reduce operating costs led to this equipment being connected, and the easiest networking equipment to find was designed for convenience in a corporate environment — not security in an ICS environment.  This has led to the current situation where malware

Fear is a killer: Nuclear expert reveals radiation’s real danger – energy

https://www.reddit.com/r/energy/comments/6av5ft/fear_is_a_killer_nuclear_expert_reveals/ Experience in Nagasaki, Chernobyl and Fukushima has taught Shunichi Yamashita that anxiety and disruption can hurt people far worse than radiation itself. “Many people thought even a tiny amount of radiation was dangerous” Mass screening done anywhere is bound to show up cancers that wouldn’t otherwise have been diagnosed. They have nothing to do

Industrial IoT seminar – Nohau Solutions

I visited today NOHAU seminar on industrial IoT and security related to it. The seminar content was in mixed Finnish and English language: Seminaari: Varaudu kyberhyökkäyksiin – Miten liität sulautetun laitteen turvallisesti internettiin? http://nohau.fi/events/hyodynna-ja-hallitse-teollinen-internet/ Ohjelma: 8.30   Aamupala ja rekisteröinti (breakfast and registration) 8:45   Tervetuloa – Nohau (wellcome) 9:00   Teollisen internetin businessmahdollisuudet, Jukka Nurmi, Director, IoT

Inside an isolated RS-485 transceiver | EDN

http://www.edn.com/design/analog/4458434/Inside-an-isolated-RS-485-transceiver?utm_content=buffer1c35d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Over the past decade, legislation has changed and now requires machinery and equipment operating in harsh environments to implement isolation for their data transmission systems. As a result, the trend away from legacy single-channel isolated systems to applications utilizing multi-channel isolation has led to the introduction of new isolation components. Many of these applications