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How to Stop Nation State-Driven Cyber-Attacks from Crippling Our Critical Infrastructure

September 5th, 2018 / By

National Intelligence Director, Dan Coats, recently warned that, “the warning lights are blinking red” on cyber threats to US national security, and digital attempts to undermine America are occurring daily. The Stuxnet and BlackEnergy malware attacks exemplify the potency and


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Improving Your ICS Security Through Better Situational Awareness

July 13th, 2018 / By

In the pre-internet era, businesses maintained traditional industrial infrastructure security by implementing demilitarized zones (DMZs) to physically separate their plants and networks. They used gates and walls to secure their physical equipment and buildings. They used proprietary software and protocols to keep their communications safe. But the internet and especially the Internet of Things (IoT) or connected devices are changing the security landscape of industrial control systems (ICS).


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The Triton/Hatman Malware: Safety Systems Rendered Unsafe

December 21st, 2017 / By

Power Plant Smoke Stacks

An alarming new cyber threat set the industrial control industry abuzz this month with the discovery of the Triton (or Trisis/Hatman) Malware. Similar in some ways to the Stuxnet worm of seven years ago, this new threat startled industry-watchers for


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Enhancing ICS Security Solutions Keeps Your Plant Operational

August 25th, 2017 / By

Enhance ICS Security Solutions to Keep Your Plant Operational

What happens when the systems responsible for powering the electric grid and utilities, water treatment plants, oil and gas production and every other industrial system that keeps our society moving forward go down? It can be catastrophic.

Companies increase the risk


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Cybersecurity Questions Answered:
What Is an Industrial Firewall?

May 31st, 2017 / By

Text: Cybersecurity questions answered: What is an Industrial Firewall? over blue abstract industrial landscape

An industrial firewall is a network firewall that has been hardened for use in industrial environments such as power plants, utility facilities, refineries, and the like. These hardware firewalls are purpose-built to work alongside SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) equipment in sometimes harsh surroundings.


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Simulation Reveals Ransomware
Threat to ICS

March 7th, 2017 / By

(Authors Matt Cowell & Sunny DeMattio)

As many have heard, ransomware is one of the latest forms of malware plaguing the internet today. With typical ransomware a user’s system is held hostage until the user agrees to pay the proposed


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RSA 2017 Recap of the ICS Sandbox

February 21st, 2017 / By

The 2017 RSA Conference wrapped up this week in San Francisco and wow, what a show! The sheer size and scale of the event was absolutely jaw dropping. It’s hard to find the words to do it justice. Organizers estimated that 40,000-50,000 people attended the show and considering the size, RSA does a great job with the organization of the event and providing an impressive experience overall.


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Cybersecurity Spotlight: Next Generation Firewalls within the ICS Network

September 26th, 2016 / By

A next-generation firewall (NGFW) enforces security policy on multiple layers of the OSI model. In addition to a traditional network layer firewall, an NGFW is able to filter at the application layer as well.


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Defending ICS: How Are We Doing?

August 11th, 2016 / By

Seven months have passed since the Department of Homeland Security issued Seven Strategies to Defend ICSs and the time seems ripe to consider the state of control system cybersecurity.


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DHS Offers Industry Seven Steps to Comprehensively Defend Control Systems: 3eTI Weighs In

February 26th, 2016 / By

Days before the New Year rang in, and less than a week after a cyber-attack cut electricity to tens of thousands of Ukrainians, the Department of Homeland Security released new guidance on tightening security in “as-built” industrial control systems (ICS). The recommendations, presented in “Seven Steps to Effectively Defend Industrial Control Systems,” are high-level but clearly support elevating the cybersecurity posture of ICS and critical network infrastructures.


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