The vulnerabilities of OT systems have been known and ignored for years, but breaches, an increasingly hostile threat environment and government programs to promote information sharing, training and cyber grant funding could finally put IT and OT security on equal ground.
CISA is months behind a deadline set by President Biden in 2021 to provide voluntary guidance on OT security controls for critical infrastructure firms, but the agency announced at a House subcommittee hearing its plans for public-private information sharing and grants to smaller organizations.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Mark Cristiano of Rockwell Automation discusses Rockwell's cybersecurity journey, the particular challenges of deploying cybersecurity in an OT environment, and the minimum and proper industrial protections that organizations need to have in place.
CISO Marcin Szczepanik recalls when his team's budget was cut dramatically after the onset of the pandemic. He wanted to invest in the latest state-of-the-art tools but prioritized his costs and focused on email security - a move that improved the company's level of cyber maturity.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," VP and CISO Nicole Darden Ford shares findings from Rockwell Automation's new survey report on cybersecurity preparedness in critical infrastructure, OT security gaps, the state of critical infrastructure, and insights into preparedness and best practices.
A recent survey sponsored by Rockwell Automation finds that critical infrastructure organizations miss basic protections for operational technology, with 80% failing to conduct frequent asset inventory audits, 63% lacking real-time threat monitoring and 42% needing effective patch management.
Security executives at Black Hat USA 2022 discuss the latest cybersecurity trends from confidential computing and unified threat hunting languages to attack surface management and recovery services, social engineering campaigns and blockchain vulnerabilities.
Cyberattacks aren't just an annoyance but have real-world effects. Case in point: ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline and on food processor JBS. IBM Security's Chris McCurdy discusses these developments and security scenarios emerging from the cyber-physical fusion.
OT security has been at the center of the security conversation ever since the Colonial Pipeline attacks. Scott Flower, the founder of Pareto Cyber and a former global intelligence officer at FS-ISAC, discusses the challenges in OT security and where the industry needs to go.
Hacking group Gonjeshke Darande, or Predatory Sparrow in Persian, is claiming responsibility for hacking Iranian manufacturer Khouzestan Steel Company. The company shut down operations, but semiofficial Mehr News Agency reports that the factory is expected to return to normal by the end of today.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has begun issuing alerts about 56 flaws across operational technology equipment built by 10 different vendors. Researchers at Forescout Technologies say the flaws trace to poor design decisions by vendors.
Critical infrastructure providers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to securing their environment from the cruciality of uptime to complying with new federal directives, according to Mark Cristiano, commercial director for Rockwell Automation's global services business.
As information technology - aka IT - and operational technology - aka OT - continue to converge, organizations must stay ahead of new security challenges and threats, says Mex Martinot, vice president and global head of industrial cybersecurity at Siemens Energy.
Former Rockwell Automation CISO Dawn Cappelli discusses the mission of the new Dragos OT-CERT - a cybersecurity resource designed to help industrial asset owners and operators build their OT cybersecurity programs, improve their security postures and reduce OT risk - and her role as its director.
Forescout has agreed to purchase startup Cysiv to help OT and IoT customers analyze, detect and respond to threats using cloud-native data analytics. The proposed acquisition will make it easier for customers to mine and cross-reference data that's stored on Forescout's platform.