Threats posed by using RATs in ICS

While conducting audits, penetration tests and incident investigations, we have often come across legitimate remote administration tools (RAT) for PCs installed on operational technology (OT) networks of industrial enterprises. In…

Driverless Vehicles Coming To Downtown Bryan

Driverless vehicles are coming to downtown Bryan. The Bryan city council Tuesday night approved agreements to allow battery operated shuttles to drive a loop bordered by 26th, Regent, 28th, and…

Zachry Engineering Education Complex Opens

Texas A&M’s largest academic building is now open. Friday morning was the dedication of the Zachry Engineering Education Complex. Texas A&M faculty, staff, students, and donors gathered in front of…

Texas Task Force 1 Deploys Around The State Due To Flooding Threat

From Texas Task Force 1: Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1), sponsored by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, has deployed Water Rescue Teams in advance of a cold front system…

National Extension Disaster Education Network conference Oct. 16-19 at Texas A&M

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Andy Vestal, 979-229-5710, andy.vestal@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The 2018 National Extension Disaster Education Network annual meeting is set for Oct. 16-19 at Texas…

PART I: Museums contribute to Tourism, Knowledge & Coastal Bend Economy Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Over the next several weeks, I would like to take the opportunity to…

NASA has awarded the Electrical Systems Engineering Services (ESES) III contract to Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) of Greenbelt, Maryland. Source: NASA

Texas A&M vice chancellor: Agriculture must battle chronic disease

Dr. Patrick Stover, Texas A&M University System vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences, discusses his vision for agriculture systems that address preventable chronic disease. (Texas A&M AgriLife…

AgriLife Research’s Marek recognized with ASABE John Deere Gold Medal

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Thomas Marek, 806-677-5600, tmarek@tamu.edu DETROIT – Thomas Marek is the 2018 recipient of the John Deere Gold Medal, recognized for his outstanding contributions to…

Eighteen graduate from AgriLife Extension V.G. Young Institute Leadership Academy

Contact: Dr. Peter McGuill, 979-845-4572, pjmcguill@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Eighteen county judges and commissioners graduated Aug. 16 from the Commissioners Court Leadership Academy sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension…

Operation AppleJeus: Lazarus hits cryptocurrency exchange with fake installer and macOS malware

Overview Lazarus has been a major threat actor in the APT arena for several years. Alongside goals like cyberespionage and cybersabotage, the attacker has been targeting banks and other financial…

Trump unveils major rollback of Obama's Clean Power Plan

The Big Brown power plant in Fairfield, Texas Robert W. Hart The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a plan that will drastically curtail an Obama-era regulation that would’ve required states…

Ag experts discuss handling big data in agriculture at Houston conference

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu HOUSTON –  Agricultural experts at a Houston conference praised the advancements in unmanned aerial vehicles, sensors and data-collecting technology used in precision crop production…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Governor Greg Abbott has named Ruth Ruggero Hughs Chair of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the agency announced today. Hughs has served as TWC Commissioner Representing…

Spam and phishing in Q2 2018

Quarterly highlights GDPR as a phishing opportunity In the first quarter, we discussed spam designed to exploit GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which came into effect on May 25, 2018.…

To hover a human over the ground, you need some serious engineering—and the momentum principle. Source: Science News

"The door to the future": How Eddie Bernice Johnson could make history if Democrats win back the House

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, in her Washington, D.C. office on July 18, 2018. Leigh Vogel for The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — Silhouetted against the window of U.S. Rep.…

Texas A&M AgriLife Research, consortium receive federal grant for citrus greening research

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Kranthi Mandadi, 956-968-5585, kkmandadi@ag.tamu.edu WESLACO – A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist at Weslaco will lead a consortium of researchers in major citrus…

Attacks on industrial enterprises using RMS and TeamViewer

Main facts Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT has identified a new wave of phishing emails with malicious attachments targeting primarily companies and organizations that are, in one way or another, associated…

A study of car sharing apps

The growing popularity of car sharing services has led some experts to predict an end to private car ownership in big cities. The statistics appear to back up this claim:…