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Patrick Coyle
Chemist, writer, trainer
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Senate Passes HR 3364 – Cyber Sanctions
Yesterday the Senate passed HR
3364 , the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act by a
vote of 98 to 2 (page S 4387). While the bill is generally addressed at
Russia, Iran and Korea, it does contain specific sanction requirements based
upon r...

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HR 3180 Revived – FY 2018 Intel Authorization
Last night the House Rules Committee met to establish a rule for the
consideration of HR 3180 under regular order after it was
rejected under the suspension of the rules process. The Committee voted on
party lines to bring HR 3180 back to the floor of the H...

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Bills Introduced – 07-27-17
Yesterday with both the House and Senate in session (and the
House preparing to leave for their summer recess) there were 125 bills
introduced. Of those, three may be of specific interest to readers of this
blog: S
1655 An original bill making appropriation...

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ICS-CERT Publishes 3 Advisories and 2 Updates
Yesterday the DHS ICS-CERT published 3 control system
security advisories for products from PDQ Manufacturing, Mirion Technologies
and Continental AG. They also updated two previously issued advisories for
products from Schneider Electric and Siemens. PDQ A...

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HR 3364 Introduced – Foreign Sanctions
Earlier this week Rep. Royce (R,CA) introduced HR 3364,
the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act . The bill
provides for a variety of sanctions in response to actions taken (and future
actions that may be taken) by Russia, Iran and North K...

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Bills Introduced – 07-26-17
Yesterday with both the House and Senate in session there
were 58 bills introduced. Of those, nine may be of specific interest to readers
of this blog: HR 3401 To amend chapter 301 of subtitle VI of title 49, United States Code, to update
or provide new mot...

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Bills Introduced – 07-25-17
Yesterday with both the House and Senate in session, there
were 34 bills introduced. Of those, two may be of specific interest to readers
of this blog: HR 3393 To increase cybersecurity education and job growth, and for other purposes. Rep.
Lieu, Ted [D-CA-...

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House Passes HR 3364 – Cyber Sanctions
Today the House passed
HR 3364 , the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act by a nearly unanimous vote of
419 to 3. The bill includes provisions requiring the President to enforce
various economic sanctions against anyone in Russia whom the ...

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ICS-CERT Published an Alert, an Advisory and 4 Updates
Today the DHS ICS-CERT published a control system security
alert for the CRASHOVERRIDE malware and a control system security advisory for
products from NXP. The NXP advisory was previously published on the NCCIC Portal
on June 1 st , 2017. ICS-CERT also upd...

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Private vs Public Vendor Vulnerability Disclosures
Yesterday I had an interesting Twitversation with Michael Toecker ( @mtoecker )
about vulnerability disclosures for distributed control systems (DCS) a type of
industrial control system apparently frequently used in power generation
facilities (and a number...
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