Siemens has released software updates to address two critical vulnerabilities in its SIMATIC WinCC supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, one of which could be exploited remotely by an unauthenticated attacker.
NexDefense announced the availability of a new an Industrial Network Anomaly Detection (INAD) system designed to help customers detect and respond to abnormal behavior within their control system environments.
Panic triggers a response that often leads to potentially catastrophic mistakes. Those mistakes come as we grasp for short-term fixes that give us a stronger sense of control, but don’t take long term consequences into account.
Was the plan by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) to create a new inter-agency working group comprised of data security regulators a reaction to the recent acceleration of nationwide data breaches?
While we can’t address security without technology, we also need to consider education. Organizations must also be committed to keeping their IT security staff highly trained on the current threat landscape and advanced approaches to security.
By default, Hadoop is not secure and simply trusts that users are who they say they are. Within real business use cases, especially when confidential and sensitive data sets are involved, restricting access to only authorized users is critical.
I would like the OT security community to move away from asking what can we do to gain greater adoption of a greenfield IT security model and instead ask how we can gain demonstrable gains in OT security posture more efficiently.
Because of the large volume of even the highest priority alerts, analysts are not able to successfully review each event. And with a large number of false positives, analysts become desensitized to alerts and do not take them seriously.
Sharing threat information, analysis and expertise within your “extended family” can be very valuable to establishing the kind of early warning system that is the promise of cyber information sharing to begin with - and without most of the risks.
We all know passwords are not a great solution for securing our accounts and information. But, it is what we have right now, so we might as well make the best of them, eh? Take this quick quiz to see how secure your password is.
To communicate about our metrics, we need ways that we can ground our experience in terms of “normal” for us; Otherwise, we really can't communicate our metrics effectively with anyone who isn't in a similar environment.