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April 25, Softpedia – (International) Heartbleed bug patched on all US government websites. Trend Micro researchers reported that less than 10 percent of Web sites remain vulnerable to the Heartbleed flaw in OpenSSL, with all U.S. government Web sites patched. Distil Networks researchers also reported that 84 percent of the top 10,000 global Web sites have applied patches to close the vulnerability. Source:

April 24, Threatpost – (International) Apache warns of faulty zero day patch for Struts. The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) released an advisory April 24 stating that a patch issued in March to close a zero day vulnerability in Apache Struts did not completely close the vulnerability. The advisory stated that a new patch would likely be released within 72 hours, and ASF provided a temporary mitigation for users to apply until then. Source:

April 23, Stroudsburg Pocono Record – (Pennsylvania) Patient information may have been on stolen Coordinated Health laptop. Coordinated Health announced April 23 that a password-protected laptop that may contain the personal information of 733 patients was stolen from an employee’s car in Bethlehem February 21 and has not been recovered. Hospital officials are working with authorities to investigate the incident. Source:


Draft NIST Framework 3.0 Now Available for Public Comment

An updated roadmap for the smart grid, NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0, is now available for a 45-day public comment period. The draft Framework 3.0 document, published in April 15’s Federal Register, updates and expands earlier Releases 1.0 and 2.0 (January 2010 and February 2012), outlining plans for transforming the nation's aging electric power system into an interoperable smart grid. Source:

Horizon Scan 2014 Survey Report: This is an international survey of business designed to identify and categories the threats to business continuity operations.  The greatest threats remain IT and communications related. Source:


April 25, Softpedia – (International) Nine members of cybercrime ring sentenced to a total of 24 years for attacks on banks. Nine men found guilty of stealing around $2.1 million from Barclays and Santander banks were sentenced by a U.K. court to serve a total of 24 years and 9 months. The group used keyboard, video, mouse (KVM) switches to transfer money from the banks, and also intercepted around one million letters to obtain payment cards that were then used to make fraudulent purchases. Source:

April 25, WLKY 32 Louisville – (Kentucky) Repair work continues after Highlands water main break. Approximately 8,000 residents in Louisville were placed under a boil-water advisory after water service was restored and crews continued to repair a 48-inch water main break that spilled millions of gallons and caused several other water mains to burst and flood streets and Tyler Park April 24. Repairs to the pipe and roads were expected to take several days. Source:


Recent reports on Infrastructure Vulnerabilities showcase just how susceptible we are to Electromagnetic Pulse, physical and/or cyber attacks devastating large areas and leaving people without necessary life sustaining services.  EWA CyberSolutions has provided infrastructure security for over 30 years and can assist you in developing solutions to this and other security challenges.  Just click on "What We Provide" for further information or "Contact Us."  We look forward to helping you enable a more secure future.

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