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Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Nuke Plant Radiation Monitors

Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Radiation Monitors Used in Nuclear Power Plants, Seaports and Airports

LAS VEGAS – BLACK HAT USA – Researchers have discovered multiple unpatched vulnerabilities in different radiation monitoring devices that could be leveraged by attackers to reduce personnel safety, delay detection of radiation leaks, or help international smuggling of radioactive material.

In a paper (PDF) delivered by Ruben Santamarta, principal security consultant at Seattle-based IOActive, at Black Hat Wednesday, it was disclosed that radiation monitors supplied by Ludlum, Mirion and Digi contain multiple vulnerabilities.

At Black Hat Conference, good guy hackers have a bleak view of US cybersecurity

In a dark conference room lit up by large electronic screens scattered across the walls, dozens of engineers are huddled over computers, trying to safeguard their network from hackers. The room is the Black Hat Network Operations Center at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, where 15,000 cybersecurity professionals from companies like FireEye and RSA are gathered for the Black Hat Conference. The room is not for show; for most of the attendees, the threat of getting hacked is real.

“In security, there’s a general belief we all have – it’s not whether or not you will be breached or attacked, it’s a matter of when,” says Haiyan Song, senior vice president and general manager at Splunk, a cybersecurity company.

Can’t Miss Sessions for Black Hat 2017

Black Hat 2017 is going strong today and deception-based detection technology is of high interest from the feedback we’ve received so far at the booth, as well as from meetings with the media and industry analysts.

The week started out with a bang. On Monday, CRN included Attivo Networks on its 2017 Emerging Vendors list, the fourteenth awards recognition we have received this year already.

Attivo Networks Named a CRN 2017 Emerging Vendor, Its 14th Award Recognition for 2017

Attivo Networks®, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Attivo Networks to its 2017 Emerging Vendors list in the Security category. This annual list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers that are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. In addition to celebrating these standout companies, the Emerging Vendors list serves as a valuable resource for solution providers eager to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology.

Hats Off to an Incredible Black Hat 2016

We participated in Black Hat 2016 and came back excited at the new opportunities available for Attivo. I was personally respectfully impressed by how resourceful cyber attackers have become – it is mind blowing that even our smart light bulbs can leave us susceptible to attack! As one of the go-to events for the information security community, we appreciated the opportunity to educate and update attendees on Attivo solutions, as well as launch our latest version of software and offering of ThreatPath™ for attack path prediction at Black Hat!

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