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The Department of Homeland Security and its Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) issued a report revealing that a major US public utility was compromised by a brute-force attack. The attack managed to bypass basic security controls and infiltrate the utility’s systems.

How can utility organizations deal with their unique security and resource challenges?

Listen to episode 149 of our security slice podcast and hear Craig YoungLamar Bailey and Tyler Reguly discuss why security in utilities may not get the attention it deserves, how PCI audits could serve as a guide for IT and security teams at utilities, and what’s needed to raise awareness about the serious security threats utilities face every day.

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picCheck out Tripwire SecureScan™, a free, cloud-based vulnerability management service  for up to 100 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on internal networks. This new tool makes vulnerability management easily accessible to small and medium-sized businesses that may not have the resources for enterprise-grade security technology – and it detects the Heartbleed vulnerability.

 

picThe Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

Tripwire has compiled an e-book, titled The Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls: Key Takeaways and Improvement Opportunities, which is available for download [registration form required].

 

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