Category Archives: Cybersecurity

Two key capabilities in the advancement of IoT network security and cyber defense

Nowadays, cyber-attacks are automated but still under human direction and control, and therefore cyber defenses must also be automated to have any chance of protecting cyber and digital assets from both the automated attacks and the human element behind those attacks. Detecting and thwarting attacks and cleaning up the aftermath is a difficult task. Most…
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9 Must-Attend Industrial Cybersecurity Trade shows and Events in 2018

Industrial cybersecurity tradeshows and events take place all over the world, happening year round. We've compiled this list of what we feel are the 9 must-attend events for leading professionals in ICS cybersecurity. 2018 year’s events will focus on a number of topics, including emerging industrial control system threat vectors, the need for collaborative IT-OT cybersecurity strategies,…
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Major Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in ICS Mobile Applications

Two years ago, mobile technologies were widespread, but IoT mania was only beginning. Today, no one is surprised at the appearance of an IIoT. The idea of putting your logging, monitoring, and even supervisory/control functions in the cloud does not sound as crazy as it did several years ago. If you look at mobile application…
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Trend Micro Cybersecurity Reference Architecture for Operational Technology

The evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) has made life a lot more convenient and productive for both consumers and businesses alike over past few years, but on the other side, cybersecurity is an emerging challenge. For automobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Tier 1 suppliers, car dealers, service providers, car owners and drivers, cyberattacks…
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Shifting Tides in IIoT Security

I’ve been writing about OT cybersecurity for a while and, although a consistent part of the message is that the overall level of risk is high and rising, some positive developments should be acknowledged.  In particular, the past couple of years has seen increasing awareness of the issues and growing attention from business leaders.  This…
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How to invest your first dollar in Industrial Cybersecurity?

Wanacry and NotPetya achieved what the experts were struggling to do: propel cybersecurity issues on board and raise awareness. Recent cyber-attacks have already cost businesses a lot and encourage top management to invest now their first money in their ICS cybersecurity. Once companies are ready to invest, the following questions arise: what level of security…
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Adhering to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework with the Indegy Platform

US national security depends on the reliability and continuous operations of the nation’s critical infrastructure. The increasing complexity and connectivity of critical infrastructure systems exposes them to cybersecurity threats which put their safety and reliability at risk. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework was created through the collaboration of the government and…
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How phishing is affecting manufacturing and other industries

For hackers, phishing is easy. And profitable. The average phishing attack costs a mid-sized company $1.6 million.[i] No wonder the number of phishing attacks shot up 65% worldwide last year.[ii] For many years, organizations have invested in technology to keep them safe from malicious emails. Yet ransomware, CEO fraud/business email compromise (BEC) and breaches stemming…
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9 questions you should ask before choosing a security vendor

There are many companies that provide security products and services for IT and OT environments. Needless to say, selecting the right vendor is key to the success of cybersecurity implementation across the organization. To help you make the ideal choice, here are some questions you might want to consider when evaluating the security vendor options…
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Can blockchain address the Industrial IoT security?

Possible ICS security solution from the sensor to the cloud It seems like nowadays everyone is talking about this new buzzword called "blockchain". It's all over the Internet! What is blockchain? What's it used for? And how can it be helpful with Industrial IoT? In order to understand what blockchain is, let's first discuss another…
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Why ICS cybersecurity is so challenging to get right: A Q&A with Barak Perelman

Changing business models and new regulatory requirements are accelerating the need for IT/OT convergence. IIoT enables unprecedented levels of real-time connectivity, dramatically increasing cybersecurity risks. Industrial control systems on OT networks have different operational requirements that impact the ability to adapt and respond to new threats – and open up new avenues for cyber attacks.…
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15 predictions for ICS cybersecurity in 2018

This year was one of the most intense in terms of cybersecurity attacks affecting industrial control systems. For the first time since Stuxnet, a malicious toolset called CrashOverride/Industroyer targeted physical systems. However, the most significant threat to ICS security in 2017 was ransomware attacks. The WannaCry and Petya attacks appear to have changed forever the…
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Cybersecurity, the 2018 Major Industrial Challenge?

Industrial systems’ cybersecurity has become a real concern for many companies since the Industry 4.0 and hyper-connection of equipment grew out. Executives are often unprepared and unarmed to face this new phenomenon. Nowadays, industrial systems make extensive use of information technologies even though they have not been designed to cope with the threats they introduce.…
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9 Best Cybersecurity Practices for the IT/OT Environment

In the world of cybersecurity, there is no silver bullet. What you can do in your organization is to minimize the attack surfaces and threat vectors, and be vigilant and proactive in your defense against adversaries. To that end, we suggest that you implement a multilayered defense-in-depth cybersecurity strategy and stop the cyber threat early…
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Preventing Malware Attacks with Network Monitoring Solutions

Unless you’re sleeping you know that cybersecurity is the single largest threat to your network uptime. “2016 saw a host of new cybersecurity threats and breaches – there are currently 578.7 million malware programs in existence, with four to five new malware threats per second,” according to AV-TEST’s Security Report 2015/16. That number is projected to rise to more…
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Defending ICS and SCADA Systems from Cyber Attacks

As Operational Technologies (OT) for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) proliferate and converge with enterprise IT systems, CSOs and CIOs need to assess the risks with their growing attack surface. Top of the list should be looking at the potential threats and attacks emanating from the network, given the convergence of OT and IT…
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How to build a strong Industrial Cybersecurity routine

General Douglas MacArthur once said, “There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.”  These thoughts from a military man living in an analog world fit directly to today’s quest for smarter manufacturing in a safer environment. This is especially true in the globalized, regionalized, just-in-time business operations of today and tomorrow. Federal and…
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Managing the Security Issues & Risks of Industrial IoT

To many people, the Internet of Things (IoT) seems like a new concept. They run around with the idea that IoT is a recent collection of Wi-Fi-enabled Internet-accessible gadgets, from coffee makers, soda machines and refrigerators to Google Glass and FitBits®. Though these are fun toys with some usefulness, most deliver limited utility. These devices are placed on the Internet…
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