SELLERSVILLE, PA (May 9, 2013) --exida, an accredited global Certification Body, has discovered a counterfeit certificate falsely claiming that a product meets the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capable per IEC 61508.
Siemens, still smarting from the targeted nation-state attack called Stuxnet that used Step 7 and PCS7 as vehicles, has gone to great pains to point out that their new controller offering, the S7-1500, has integrated security functions built into the firmware of the controller.
Recently, several ICS end users in the Middle East and Asia have been exposed to attacks directly on the control systems through firewalls that have been misconfigured, or not configured correctly, for Modbus and OPC data.
The annual report of the Repository for Industrial Security Incidents (RISI) has been released by the not-for-profit Security Incidents Organization, which produces the report annually. Here's the press release from John Cusimano at SIO: