DHS: Increased connectivity puts U.S. industry in jeopardy

12/15/2011 | eWeek.com

American industries that rely on automated control systems that connect to the Internet remain vulnerable to cyber-attacks because of a lack of adequate security, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, which issued a warning on Friday. According to the FBI, hackers regularly probe U.S. utilities and industrial firms for vulnerabilities; on Oct. 31, Symantec warned about a malware attack that targeted chemical and military assets.

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