Category Archives: ICS Security

Managing and Responding to Advanced Cyber Risks in the Oil and Gas Industry

To protect the integrity and safety of their business-critical assets, cybersecurity must be a top priority for the oil and gas industry. Although they operate some of the nation’s most critical systems, securing these complex infrastructures can be a huge challenge. In recent years, the oil and gas industry has undergone a complete digital overhaul. […]… Read More

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NIST SP 1800-23, Energy Sector Asset Management: Securing Industrial Control Systems

Industrial organizations face a growing list of digital threats these days. Back in April 2019, for instance, FireEye revealed that it had observed an additional intrusion by the threat group behind the destructive TRITON malware at another critical infrastructure. This discovery came less than two years after the security firm discovered an attack in which […]… Read More

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What is NEI 08-09?

Most organizations with industrial control systems (ICS) fall into one of two categories: regulated and non-regulated. For those subject to government imposed regulatory requirements, the selection of a cybersecurity framework is obviously compelling. Such is the case with the nuclear energy industry and NEI 08-09. The nuclear energy industry is one of the safest industries. […]… Read More

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Survey: 93% of ICS Pros Fear Digital Attacks Will Affect Operations

Digital attackers are increasingly targeting industrial environments these days. Take manufacturing organizations, for instance. Back in late-August, FortiGuard Labs discovered a malspam campaign that had targeted a large U.S. manufacturing company with a variant of the LokiBot infostealer family. It wasn’t long thereafter when Bloomberg reported on the efforts of bad actors to target Airbus […]… Read More

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Attackers Undeterred in Efforts to Target U.S. Utilities with LookBack

Previous coverage of their tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) has failed to deter digital attackers in their efforts to target U.S. utilities with LookBack malware. Between 21 August and 29 August 2019, Proofpoint observed several spear phishing emails targeting U.S. utilities. Those messages appeared to originate from globalenergycertification[.]net, an attacker-controlled domain designed to impersonate the […]… Read More

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Building a Foundation for “Smart” Steel Factories with Fog Computing, the Cloud and Cybersecurity

Digital technologies have been transforming our world for the past few decades. For instance, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing have induced an evolution in the way we as society live our everyday lives as well as how many enterprises conduct business. This evolution has started to enter the industrial realm, most notably […]… Read More

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