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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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When a Ransomware Attack Took over Cameras in DC, Where Was the Last Line of Defense?

July 17th, 2018 / By

Video surveillance cameras used every day to survey the streets of Washington DC and keep the people safe – hacked! We are familiar with data hacks, but this incident received noteworthy press coverage because it was one of the first


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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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How to Thwart A BlackEnergy Type Malware Attack in Electric Utilities

June 27th, 2018 / By

We have seen a trend recently with nation states interfering in the utility grids of other nations as a precursor to invasion or war. The nation state will go in and disable the utilities in order to cause general confusion


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Physical Cybersecurity Comes of Age

May 30th, 2018 / By

The IT security industry was originally developed a few decades ago to secure enterprise IT systems and this has remained its mission for many up until today. This concept assumed that enterprise networks had perimeters and the best way to


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Ransomware, Atlanta Edition: Another Month, Another Preventable Attack

March 30th, 2018 / By

Oh, Atlanta. Home of perhaps the world’s busiest airport, top educational institutions and a growing film industry that, by some accounts, rivals Hollywood, is the latest victim of data thieves in a March 22 ransomware attack. The ninth largest metro


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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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Playing Zone Defense in Operational Technology

July 12th, 2017 / By

SCADA Security, Image of Dam, Text: Operational Technology: Playing Zone Defense

Industry is increasingly connecting operational technology (OT) networks to the internet, widening the attack surface, and heightening risk. By the year 2020, nearly 40 billion devices will be connected to the internet. More exposure requires more protection.


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OT Security Keeps Industrial Plants Safe from Cyber Threats

July 11th, 2017 / By

Image of conveyor belt with robotic arms under text(OT Security Keeps Industrial Plants Safe from Cyber Threats)

One of an industrial company’s top priorities will always be to protect its assets from threats. Industry news reports stories about cyber attacks daily. While the news tends to focus on IT system attacks, they are not the only systems at risk. As operational technology (OT) systems become more complex, they become more vulnerable. What can companies do to increase OT security?


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