Raspberry Pi That Controls SCADA Systems and Pace Makers now Has an Important Security Update

Everyone in control of this platform at work or in government should make sure systems are patched tomorrow.

Congratulations to the Brits for fixing the problems and publicly acknowledging the issues and concluding with a fix!

I am very happy with the Raspberry Pi foundation with how quickly they acknowledged the issues (not necessarily caused by them) and how they quickly worked with suppliers to patch the problem.

We need more transparency like this from computer makers that import into the US or make devices here, but do not secure their computer systems.

I would like to give a positive call out to US Senators – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), co-chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus.  The proposed legislation to protect our country from Cyber attacks I think is a good start.  A fact sheet on the legislation is available here.

The legislation they introduced is not about Red or Blue States but about protecting our country from Cyber attacks and I am grateful that they came together to help our country and put politics aside.

The new Raspberry Pi Firmware release is finally available.  Government agencies should make sure these updates are applied to streetlights, traffic measurements systems, water filtrations, energy monitoring systems, etc….  Too much to think about, but there are fixes in that need to be implemented quickly.  If any government needs help, I am looking for new gigs!

 

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