The Biden administration on Tuesday initiated a nationwide cybersecurity certification and labeling program aimed at helping consumers choose smart devices that offer enhanced protection against hacking risks. Products will have a QR code and follow NIST standards.
While IT-OT convergence is accelerating, awareness and maturity of OT technologies still have a long road ahead. In this transition, organizations need to ensure the safety and health of workers is always the top priority for OT security, said Andre Shori, CISO, APAC with Schneider Electric.
Federal regulators and medical device maker Becton, Dickinson and Co. are warning about eight vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to compromise BD's medication infusion product suite, potentially putting data and device integrity at risk if exploited.
To rethink security strategies, enterprises should tap into edge computing, adopt technologies such as generative AI and ensure "secure by default" practices, said Fastly Vice President Sean Leach. He discussed the evolving risk landscape and third-party providers' role in managing security.
This week, an IT security worker was sentenced for impersonating a ransomware gang, Deutsche Bank and other financial institutes were hit by Clop ransomware, USB drive malware attacks are on the rise in 2023, and a gaming company is investigating data breach claims and resetting users' sessions.
Rockwell Automation teamed-up with CISA to find two critical flaws that require immediate attention, citing a novel exploit capability attributed to advanced persistent threat actors known for targeting industrial systems and critical infrastructure.
Given the sustained onslaught of cyberattacks against the healthcare industry, organizations can help protect all enterprises simply by sharing advance information, said Steve Hunter, vice president of marketing and development at Health-ISAC. Ensuring anonymity helps users share more freely.
Honeywell plans to purchase an OT security vendor founded by Israel Defense Forces veterans to deliver asset discovery, threat detection and compliance management to industrial organizations. The SCADAfence acquisition will allow Honeywell to offer an end-to-end enterprise OT cybersecurity platform.
Federal regulators have issued a warning about a vulnerability in medical device maker Medtronic's Paceart Optima System which, if exploited, could lead to a denial-of-service or remote code execution affecting the system's cardiac device data.
A service selling DDoS disruptions via a Mirai-based botnet called Condi is the latest to target consumer-grade Wi-Fi routers made by TP-Link with firmware not yet patched to fix a known flaw. Unusually, a recently spotted sample of Condi has been stripped down to target only that flaw.
Moore Strategic Ventures led a $33 million investment into a military and transportation security startup founded by officers who stood up U.S. Army Cyber Command. The funds will help Shift5 expand from safeguarding military vehicles to protecting commercial modes of transportation.
Dragos has axed 50 workers after longer sales cycles and smaller initial deployment sizes caused the industrial cybersecurity vendor to miss its first quarter revenue target. Dragos revealed plans to reduce its staff by 9% to ensure the company can stay independent through an IPO or Series E round.
Healthcare providers are struggling with protecting legacy medical devices against a rising tide of cyberthreats. New Health Sector Coordinating Council guidance can help, said Jessica Wilkerson of the Food and Drug Administration and Mike Powers of Intermountain Health.
Risk management, operations, security - each organization and more play a role in ensuring OT security across the enterprise. Qiang Huang of Palo Alto Networks talks about new strategies to embrace and improve security of operational technology and connected devices.
With an ever-expanding threat landscape, organizations need to possess the right tools and knowledge to deal with cyberattacks. Dawn Cappelli, head of OT-CERT at Dragos, recommends training small and medium-sized businesses that are just starting their operation technology journey.