OT security has been at the center of the security conversation ever since the Colonial Pipeline attacks. Scott Flower, the founder of Pareto Cyber and a former global intelligence officer at FS-ISAC, discusses the challenges in OT security and where the industry needs to go.
Hacking group Gonjeshke Darande, or Predatory Sparrow in Persian, is claiming responsibility for hacking Iranian manufacturer Khouzestan Steel Company. The company shut down operations, but semiofficial Mehr News Agency reports that the factory is expected to return to normal by the end of today.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has begun issuing alerts about 56 flaws across operational technology equipment built by 10 different vendors. Researchers at Forescout Technologies say the flaws trace to poor design decisions by vendors.
Siemens is advising its SINEC NMS customers to update to version V1.0 SP2 or newer in order to prevent exploitation of vulnerabilities that could allow remote execution of malicious code. As an alternative, customers could just restrict access to affected systems to trusted IP addresses only.
Threats facing industrial control systems are well-documented, and as the Russia-Ukraine war continues, concerns are rising about reprisals aimed at poorly protected Western critical infrastructure, says Lionel Jacobs Jr., security architect for ICS and SCADA systems at Palo Alto Networks.
Critical infrastructure providers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to securing their environment from the cruciality of uptime to complying with new federal directives, according to Mark Cristiano, commercial director for Rockwell Automation's global services business.
As information technology - aka IT - and operational technology - aka OT - continue to converge, organizations must stay ahead of new security challenges and threats, says Mex Martinot, vice president and global head of industrial cybersecurity at Siemens Energy.
Former Rockwell Automation CISO Dawn Cappelli discusses the mission of the new Dragos OT-CERT - a cybersecurity resource designed to help industrial asset owners and operators build their OT cybersecurity programs, improve their security postures and reduce OT risk - and her role as its director.
In the ever-shifting cybersecurity threat landscape, IT risks have never been more prominent. But what about operational technology? Lesley Carhart of Dragos discusses OT vulnerabilities, how adversaries are taking advantage and why Dragos has launched a new OT CERT.
Forescout has agreed to purchase startup Cysiv to help OT and IoT customers analyze, detect and respond to threats using cloud-native data analytics. The proposed acquisition will make it easier for customers to mine and cross-reference data that's stored on Forescout's platform.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the trending topics at this year's RSA Conference, how security researchers are tracking a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office and what Broadcom's acquisition of VMware means for security.
Manufacturing is a huge industry with massive amounts of critical data and IoT surfaces, and it is also a lucrative target for cybercriminals. CyberEdBoard member Shankar Karthikason discusses how to secure your OT environment and build an effective cybersecurity program.
John Kindervag, creator of Zero Trust, and two ISMG editors discuss whether we have advanced or regressed in security technology, implementing Zero Trust security in OT environments, and how federal agencies are progressing with Zero Trust adoption a year after the cybersecurity executive order.
Cyber attackers have skills well beyond traditional information technology (IT) intrusions
and data exfiltration techniques—and they have set their sights on operating technology
(OT) environments. They have demonstrated an understanding of industrial control
systems (ICSs) and have an impressive ability to...