Executives underestimated the security risk associated with operational technology based on the erroneous belief that OT networks are highly segmented or air gapped. But COVID-19 made executives realize their OT networks are more connected than they previously thought, says Dragos CEO Robert M. Lee.
Security researchers say they found the Russian intelligence-linked Sandworm threat actor deploying a novel disk wiper against an energy sector company located in Ukraine. Data wipers have played a key role in Russia's hacking campaign against Ukraine.
Tenable has debuted a $25 million corporate investment program to support prevention-focused startups focused on technologies such as cloud, OT and identity. The Baltimore-area exposure management vendor says Tenable Ventures plans to scour Israel and the United States for startups.
The increased physical connectivity of digital assets has expanded the attack surface and added complexity for engineers in industrial environments, says Dragos CEO Robert Lee. More industrial automation and new systems have made it tougher for plant operators to conduct root cause analysis.
Determining which asset vulnerabilities should be prioritized for remediation is one of the biggest challenges for virtually every CISO and CSO, says Armis co-founder and CEO Yevgeny Dibrov. Dibrov says CVE and CVSS scores aren't an effective way to prioritize which vulnerabilities to fix first.
Industrial control vendors such as Honeywell are increasingly adopting Nozomi Networks within their security portfolio, says CEO Edgard Capdevielle. Firms such as Siemens can actually run Nozomi's products inside their platform, while others have incorporated its tool into a managed service bundle.
Software vulnerabilities installed by luxury car manufacturers including Ferrari, BMW, Rolls Royce and Porsche that could allow remote attackers to control vehicles and steal owners' personal details have been fixed. Cybersecurity researchers uncovered the vulnerabilities while vacationing.
The $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill signed into law last week by President Joe Biden contains new cybersecurity requirements for medical devices that make it a game changer for strengthening security within the healthcare ecosystem, says Dr. Suzanne Schwartz of the FDA.
Regularly applying software updates and security patches ensures that vulnerabilities are addressed and systems are protected from known threats. Power and energy industries are very vulnerable to these threats and by failing to patch, these organizations leave themselves open to cyber attacks that can disrupt the...
A resurrected proposal to enhance medical device security is nestled within the 4,155-page, $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill that the Senate passed Thursday and sent to the House for approval. Medical device makers would be required to meet cybersecurity standards and disclose vulnerabilities.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Joe Weiss, managing partner at Applied Control Systems, offers suggestions for how to harden our OT networks today, including what CISOs need to know and how guidance from the federal government needs to change.
Software patching is often thought of as a basic cyber security process. On the surface, it appears to be straightforward: simply apply updates to your systems. But as it turns out, patching is not so straightforward after all, especially in industrial/OT environments. In fact, it is likely the single most...
Patch management in an operational technology (OT)/industrial control system (ICS) setting is full of challenges. From proprietary hardware and software to a lack of staff, inadequate or non-existent testing equipment, and regulatory reporting and system maintenance, many organizations struggle to determine what is...
Malware analysis and sandboxing solutions traditionally have been bound to operating systems and file types, but file types in the critical infrastructure world are different. Critical infrastructure cannot rely on standard malware analysis tools given the unique operating systems used in the space.