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Our CTO Writes for SC Magazine’s Threat of the Month: SCADA “sport fishing”

Posted July 2, 2013    Sarah Lieber

sclogoupdated_1448Our CTO, Marc Maiffret wrote for the SC Magazine column,Threat of the Month: SCADA “sport fishing” section yesterday. Read an excerpt below and read the full article here.

What is it?

SCADA is not just a focus because of its often critical deployments, but also because performing vulnerability research on SCADA systems is easy, like 1990’s stack buffer overflow type-of-easy.

Should I be worried?

A few years ago during a SCADA network penetration test, we found a zero-day vulnerability within SCADA software that helped manage a city’s water filtration process. Attackers could manipulate a water supply to make it undrinkable. The environmental impact could have had a harmful enough effect on local wildlife that we came up with the phrase “SCADA sport fishing.”

Read the full “Threat of the Month” column at SC Magazine >>

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