September 07, 2017
Security researchers claim to be tracking a threat group called Dragonfly 2.0 hacker group that has been attacking critical infrastructure and setting up persistent infections on ICS networks.
July 27, 2017
Security researchers at Black Hat 2017 analyzed the Industroyer malware, the attack on Ukraine's power grid and what it means for industrial control system security in the U.S.
June 13, 2017
Researchers discovered new details of a Kiev ICS attack from December using CrashOverride malware that could be used to disrupt an insecure electrical grid.
April 28, 2017
The 2017 Verizon DBIR details threats becoming more popular, like ransomware, and some that are less known, but dangerous, like pretexting.
ICS Get Started
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An industrial control system (ICS) is integrated hardware and software designed to monitor and control the operation of machinery and associated devices in industrial environments. Continue Reading
A programmable logic controller (PLC) is a modular solid state computer with custom programming. The systems are used in the industrial control systems (ICS) for machinery in a wide range of industries, including many of those involved in critical infrastructure. Continue Reading
A human-machine interface (HMI) is the user interface that connects an operator to the controller for an industrial system. Continue Reading
Evaluate ICS Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
Pervasive sensing is a relatively new concept, but its security risks are well-developed. Expert Ernie Hayden explains this new trend and its associated security implications. Continue Reading
Expert Ernie Hayden takes an in-depth look at the development of NIST SP800-82 since its birth, and what the standard includes in the most recent revision. Continue Reading
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Organizations may use security audits to check their security stature. However, security assessments might be the better tool to use. Expert Ernie Hayden explains the difference. Continue Reading
In this excerpt from chapter 3 of Industrial Network Security, authors Eric D. Knapp and Joel Langill discuss the history and trends of industrial cybersecurity. Continue Reading
For critical infrastructure, a combination of situational awareness and compliance could be the best approach to industrial control system security. Continue Reading
Problem Solve ICS Issues
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CrashOverride malware targets industrial control systems and can wreak havoc. Expert Judith Myerson explains the capabilities of the malware and what to do to stop it. Continue Reading
WannaCry malware has been plaguing organizations across the world. Expert Ernie Hayden explains how this ransomware threatens ICS networks and their security. Continue Reading
Certain Siemens SCADA products were found to be vulnerable to local privilege escalation. Expert Nick Lewis explains how the SCADA vulnerability works and how to protect your systems. Continue Reading