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.
As the threat landscape continues to evolve with a perpetual influx of new network anomalies and Indicators of Compromise (IOC), prudent defenders must focus on more actionable elements of attack characteristics, such as Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs). One such example of this is the Initial Access...
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.
Executives and leaders who build technology products or manage infrastructure and operations across manufacturing and other asset-heavy industries realize they can no longer operate in silos. They understand that the fast pace of technology means there are new and innovative solutions they can use to get a detailed...
The separation and security measures relied upon traditionally in IT and OT environments have been compromised by recent interconnectivity. When considering growing proliferation of IT and OT devices, identities and applications along with the rise of hybrid workforce and the skills and resource shortages, the...
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.