Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Blog
Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Blog
See the latest industrial control systems cybersecurity news and views from the Industrial Defender team.
Satellite Cybersecurity Act of 2022 Highlights Growing Importance of Satellite Networks in Critical Infrastructure
The Satellite Cybersecurity Act of 2022 would direct CISA to outline, consolidate, and clarify cybersecurity recommendations for satellite operators and reflects the growing importance satellite networks play in critical infrastructure.
PHMSA Fines Colonial Pipeline Almost $1 Million, Citing Failure to Adequately Plan for Manual Restart
The US DoT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a Notice of Probable Violation (NOPV) and Proposed Compliance Order to Colonial Pipeline Company for close to $1 million almost exactly one year after crippling ransomware attack.
White House Urges Private Companies to Strengthen Cybersecurity, Citing Intelligence on Escalating Cyberthreats
The Biden White House has warned private sector companies to strengthen their cybersecurity practices, citing intelligence reports indicating that Russia is looking at options for cyberattacks against the United States.
Russia Has 400,000 Software Developers – What Does That Mean for the West?
If the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to escalate and Russia becomes a pariah state, a concerning possibility is that unemployed software talent may turn to one of Russia’s most lucrative exports – ransomware blackmail gangs.
Combining Splunk with Industrial Defender Will Provide You with the Most Comprehensive View into Your NIST CSF Risk Exposure
Sending all your cybersecurity data to a single facility (Splunk) will provide you with the most complete view of OT assets across your company, especially when it comes to NIST CSF.
Why Do Ransomware Gangs Target Private Equity Portfolio Companies?
As ransomware attacks continue to increase against critical infrastructure, private equity firms must evaluate cyber risk for target industrial portfolio companies as part of the standard due diligence process. Here are 3 tips to strengthen the cybersecurity of your assets.
Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act Signed Into Law
The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee has introduced the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2021, which would require critical infrastructure firms to disclose cybersecurity incidents to CISA within 72 hours of discovery.
Understanding the Importance of Operational Technology Security in the Maritime Industry
Maritime operations are a critical aspect of national and global economies. The maritime sector must start educating themselves about operational technology security to prevent potential impacts from a cyber incident.
Industrial Defender Launches CopilOT Service™ to Address Cybersecurity Talent Shortage for Critical Infrastructure Companies
CopilOT™ provides a specialized team of analysts to summarize security issues and recommend best practices, allowing internal teams to focus on strategic initiatives.
Industrial Defender Establishes IT-OT Integration Lab to Virtually Research, Develop and Evaluate ICS Cybersecurity Technologies
The IT-OT Integration Lab eliminates traditional physical and economic barriers to experiencing ICS security technologies for Industrial Defender’s end users and trusted partners.
Industrial Defender and FoxGuard Solutions Team Up to Transform Patch and Vulnerability Management for OT Security Teams
This partnership combines Industrial Defender’s depth and breadth of asset data collection with FoxGuard’s ability to report, acquire, validate and deploy vendor-approved patch and vulnerability information.
Industrial Defender and Waterfall Security Solutions Partner to Safely Transmit Cybersecurity Data in Operational Technology Environments
This partnership combines Industrial Defender’s deep expertise in operational technology (OT) data collection and normalization with Waterfall’s industry-leading Unidirectional Gateways to secure OT environments.
Feature Focus: Asset Risk Scoring Methodology & Netflow Application
Preview the new asset risk scoring and Netflow features in Industrial Defender 7.3. Each OT endpoint automatically receives an overall asset risk score calculated using threat vectors including security events, compliance status, vulnerabilities and health. The methodology we use is completely transparent and allows users to choose the threat vectors that matter most to them. Our Netflow app lets you drill into asset status and communications at a glance to better understand your passive network monitoring data.
Industrial Defender Strengthens OT Asset Anomaly Detection Platform and Assisted Passive Network Monitoring Engine to Automate Risk Quantification and Reporting
Industrial Defender announces enhancements to their ASM product, including automated risk scoring for operational technology (OT) assets, new Assisted Passive Monitoring (APM) technology, and simplified executive-level NIST CSF reporting.
Join Us for an MTS-ISAC Webinar: Tips for Detecting OT Threats Using SIEM Tools
Join our Principal Solutions Engineer Jeremy Morgan as he discusses challenges in IT/OT convergence for the maritime industry in this webinar with the Maritime Transportation System ISAC, a government sanctioned information sharing security group.
CVE-2020-1350 “Wormable” Flaw in Microsoft Windows Server Could Cause Major Issues for ICS/OT World
Every Microsoft Windows Server OS back to 2003 is impacted by CVE-2020-1350. Even worse, it’s being a called a “wormable” flaw, meaning it can transmit system to system all by itself. No emails, no user interaction, just good old fashioned TCP/IP.
Video: Deploying Industrial Defender Agents on ICS and SCADA Systems (Part 1)
Learn how Industrial Defender’s agents can be deployed on any ICS or SCADA system environment, regardless of endpoint type or granularity of network segmentation, and the steps our experts recommend taking when tackling an OT security improvement project.
Operationalizing Cyber Programs for Industrial Control Systems – 5 Real World Use Cases
Learn how Industrial Defender executes ICS cybersecurity monitoring and compliance programs in the natural gas, electrical distribution and chemical processing industries in these 5 real world use cases.
Podcast: CTO Phil Dunbar Talks About the Return of Industrial Defender on the Waterfall ICS Security Podcast
In this edition of the Waterfall ICS Security podcast, CTO Phil Dunbar talks about the birth and rebirth of Industrial Defender with Andrew Ginter, Waterfall’s VP Industrial Security.
Introducing Industrial Defender ASM 7.1 with New Passive Monitoring Capabilities
Industrial Defender has integrated passive monitoring technology into our already capable Network Intrusion Detection Sensor (NIDS) making ASM the single most comprehensive vendor for active and passive views into your ICS environment.
Critical Infrastructure targeted by Russian Government Cyber Activity
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint Technical Alert (TA) – TA18-074A providing information on Russian government actions targeting U.S. critical infrastructure organizations including energy, nuclear, water, aviation and critical manufacturing sectors.