Shodan Finds Vulnerable Control Systems
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As reported in a ICS-CERT Alert released October 28, independent security researchers employ the Shodan search engine to discover Internet facing SCADA systems using potentially insecure mechanisms for authentication and authorization. In most cases, the affected control system interfaces provide remote access for monitoring system status and/or certain asset management features, said Joel Langill, staff engineer and security consultant for ENGlobal’s Automation Segment based in Houston, TX.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.