Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Black Hat USA
July 31 - August 5, 2021
Las Vegas, NV, USA
SecTor
November 4 - October 30, 2021
Toronto, ON, Canada
Black Hat Europe
November 8-11, 2021
Virtual Event
8/2/2019
09:00 AM
Black Hat Staff
Black Hat Staff
Event Updates
50%
50%

Learn to Safeguard Critical Industrial Targets at Black Hat USA

Cybersecurity experts will share their latest insights and strategies for protecting industrial sites and equipment, from electric motors to satellites.

Some of the most grievous cybersecurity breaches happen at industrial facilities responsible for providing critical services like power, so it pays to stay on top of what’s happening in the field of industrial security. Black Hat USA offers an entire track of Smart Grid and Industrial Security Briefings that will help you do just that. As you prepare to attend the event next week in Las Vegas be sure not to overlook some of the most promising industrial cybersecurity Briefings.

Sensor and Process Fingerprinting in Industrial Control Systems will equip you with a full understanding of the most common cyber and cyber-physical attack vectors to critical infrastructure. You’ll learn practical detection and defense strategies for both cyber and physical attacks on industrial targets and enjoy full video walkthroughs of attacks and defenses in a state-of-the-art water treatment testbed.

Attacking Electric Motors for Fun and Profit is another great Briefing to check out because it promises a useful breakdown of electric motor vulnerabilities and defense strategies, based on a wide analysis of electric motors used in everything from cars to industrial robots to phones. It’s rare to see this level of cybersecurity analysis for electric motors, so expect to walk away with a better understanding of how to compromise motors using techniques like pin-control attacks disrupting PWM, DOS or injection network attacks, sensor attacks, and exploiting the lack of security controls of software libraries on electric motor controllers.

For a broader perspective on industrial system cybersecurity make time for Cybersecurity Risk Assessment for Safety-Critical Systems, a Briefing from Honeywell on the vulnerabilities of truly critical infrastructure. Much of this Briefing is focused on space, so you can expect to learn all about the weak points in the satellite systems and networks that support agriculture, transportation, and the military. Plus, you’ll learn about a new technique for assessing security risks for safety-critical systems like space systems and enjoy a discussion on what the next steps should be in advancing cybersecurity for space systems.

Black Hat USA returns to the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas August 3-8, 2019. For more information on what’s happening at the event and how to register, check out the Black Hat website.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
How Data Breaches Affect the Enterprise
Data breaches continue to cause negative outcomes for companies worldwide. However, many organizations report that major impacts have declined significantly compared with a year ago, suggesting that many have gotten better at containing breach fallout. Download Dark Reading's Report "How Data Breaches Affect the Enterprise" to delve more into this timely topic.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-4020
PUBLISHED: 2021-11-27
janus-gateway is vulnerable to Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE-2021-23654
PUBLISHED: 2021-11-26
This affects all versions of package html-to-csv. When there is a formula embedded in a HTML page, it gets accepted without any validation and the same would be pushed while converting it into a CSV file. Through this a malicious actor can embed or generate a malicious link or execute commands via C...
CVE-2021-43785
PUBLISHED: 2021-11-26
@joeattardi/emoji-button is a Vanilla JavaScript emoji picker component. In affected versions there are two vectors for XSS attacks: a URL for a custom emoji, and an i18n string. In both of these cases, a value can be crafted such that it can insert a `script` tag into the page and execute malicious...
CVE-2021-43776
PUBLISHED: 2021-11-26
Backstage is an open platform for building developer portals. In affected versions the auth-backend plugin allows a malicious actor to trick another user into visiting a vulnerable URL that executes an XSS attack. This attack can potentially allow the attacker to exfiltrate access tokens or other se...
CVE-2021-41243
PUBLISHED: 2021-11-26
There is a Potential Zip Slip Vulnerability and OS Command Injection Vulnerability on the management system of baserCMS. Users with permissions to upload files may upload crafted zip files which may execute arbitrary commands on the host operating system. This is a vulnerability that needs to be add...