10-08-18 – News This Past Week

DHS Warns of Threats to Precision Agriculture
Relying on various embedded and connected technologies to improve agricultural and livestock management, precise agriculture is exposed to vulnerabilities and cyber-threats, a new report from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warns
https://www.securityweek.com/dhs-warns-threats-precision-agriculture

California bans default passwords on any internet-connected device
In less than two years, anything that can connect to the internet will come with a unique password — that is, if it’s produced or sold in California. The “Information Privacy: Connected Devices” bill that comes into effect on January 1, 2020, effectively bans pre-installed and hard-coded default passwords. It only took the authorities about two weeks to approve the proposal made by the state senate
https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/05/california-default-password-ban-information-privacy-connected-devices-bill/

New Splunk IoT Solution Helps Secure ICS
Splunk for Industrial IoT, expected to become available on October 30, combines the capabilities of Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Industrial Asset Intelligence, and the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit.
https://www.securityweek.com/new-splunk-iot-solution-helps-secure-ics

How Shodan helps identify ICS cybersecurity vulnerabilities
Shodan can be a helpful tool for security pros to locate ICS cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Expert Ernie Hayden explains how Shodan works and how it can be used for security
https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/tip/How-Shodan-helps-identify-ICS-cybersecurity-vulnerabilities

U.S. Energy Department Invests Another $28 Million in Cybersecurity
The U.S. Department of Energy on Monday announced that it’s investing up to $28 million in tools and technologies that will improve the resilience and cybersecurity of the power grid and oil and gas infrastructure
https://www.securityweek.com/us-energy-department-invests-another-28-million-cybersecurity

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