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- Darlene McIntyre, Chief Technology Officer
Computer Hackers Threaten Power Plants with Worm
Cyber experts have discovered a malicious computer code, a worm called Stuxnet, specifically created to take over systems that control the inner workings of industrial plants. In response, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun building specialized teams that can respond quickly to cyber emergencies at industrial facilities.
Source: NewsFactor Network
Myth: Compliant Means Secure
Hackers love this. They know compliance gives people a false sense of security and use this to their advantage. Why? First and foremost, hackers are smarter than any compliance regulation out there. Secondly, compliance is a low-level security effort to make people feel better. And thirdly, those that create compliance requirements aren't offensive security professionals who understand vulnerabilities as a whole as well as hacking.