CERN PLCs fail cyber testing (cross posted from Soundoff!!)

Team Lead Stefan Lueders reports in the current edition of The Industrial Ethernet Book that only 66% of CERN's PLCs passed NESSUS testing, while only 74% passed Netwox testing. These are very high failure rates when you consider that these PLCs are in industrial control systems in a testing laboratory for the nuclear industry. Read the article here.

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  • Walt,

    if the message of your last sentence is that there might be security problems with CERN, it is misleading. Stefan Lueders is one of Europe's SCADA security masterminds and makes sure the installation is secure in spite of demonstrated product flaws. So, folks, there is no reason to be afraid of visiting the lovely city of Geneva. The bigger problem in Stefan's findings is, the numbers are on the table for several years now, and vendors did little to improve the situation.

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