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Posted by: Greg Conary on August 16, 2017

Over the past decade or more the need for cyber security in industrial automation and control systems has been accelerating at an ever-increasing rate. Adoption of the benefits of commercial off-the-shelf and open technologies, awareness of the systems, exposure of the systems and precedents set by previous attacks have all contributed to the increase.

The advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) pushes this even further with the increased uptake and reduced cost of powerful computing technologies like cloud, virtualization, shared networks and so on. How can IIoT and cyber security standards progress in tandem, to ensure that our increased capabilities are protected by increased security? Click Read More to learn how.

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Posted by: Katherine Brocklehurst on September 20, 2016

The SANS 2016 State of ICS Security Survey Report indicates that many of the ICS professionals who responded to the survey have new job titles such as ICS cyber security program manager, ICS security project manager, IT/OT architect and director of cyber security for building and facilities systems.

This trend indicates that industrial cyber and cyber-physical security is a rising priority and industrial companies are beginning to assign staff with ICS security responsibility. While attending the recent EnergySec 12th annual security summit held in Anaheim, California on August 22-24, I spoke to many ICS operations attendees with new job titles and security responsibilities reflecting this priority. They had come to EnergySec for information sharing and practical guidance on the security challenges they’re facing.

While there I had a chance to ask EnergySec’s new president Steve Parker a few questions about EnergySec, trends, concerns and the state of ICS security within power and energy critical infrastructures.

For those of you who may not be familiar with this non-profit organization, they are approaching 1500 members and 470 member organizations, have achieved SANS Institute awards, and a good history of their grass-roots founding over a decade ago is posted on their website.

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Blog Category: Industrial Security

Posted by: on December 02, 2015

Forecasters predict that the Internet of Things (IoT) will increase the number of machines, appliances and devices connected to the Internet from the current five billion to 80 billion by 2020. Greater connectivity means more knowledge, which means increased opportunities – and it all revolves around security.

“Security is one of the key points when we talk to industrial companies,” said John Herold, Belden’s vice president of global industrial marketing during his presentation last month at the Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminar. “We have found security is a key entry point. It has to be thought of.”

With the financial impact from IoT expected to reach $11.1 trillion by 2025, what steps should you take today to make sure your industrial network is poised to benefit from the IoT’s brother, the IIoT? Read on to find out.

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Blog Category: Industrial Security

Posted by: on October 14, 2015

Industrial wireless is being used to improve availability and reduce costs in a wide variety of applications. For example, a large coal preparation facility uses a tablet application for mobile ICS system monitoring and troubleshooting.

An offshore drilling rig company uses it for wireless data collection.

An oil refinery uses it for remote monitoring of its cooling towers, reducing wear and tear on equipment and lowering monitoring expenses.

In this second part of our two-part blog series I take a look at the important industrial wireless security strategy of detecting attacks and anomalies.

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Blog Category: Industrial Security

Posted by: on September 30, 2015

Industrial wireless applications are being used more and more by leading manufacturers and operators to improve availability and reduce costs. That sounds great, but before considering it for your facility, you might be wondering how difficult it is to make sure industrial wireless networks are secure.

The good news is that the best practices, technologies and products available now make it straightforward for engineering teams to implement wireless applications securely.

This two-part article explains how a Defense in Depth approach, combined with WLAN protection and detection strategies, work together for secure wireless network design.

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Blog Category: Industrial Security

Posted by: on July 15, 2015

The Internet of Things means more and more devices are being connected to industrial networks. And these “things” aren’t just the controllers and related computers “owned” by the OT department or the computers and network devices “owned” by the IT department.

The “things” might also include everything from physical security IP cameras and networked badge readers to HVAC systems and mobile devices.

Given the mammoth nature of this change, we decided to work with our corporate sibling, Tripwire, to poll IT and ICS security experts about it. We asked them:

1. How the IoT changes the dynamics between IT and OT
2. What practical tips they have for how the two groups can work together effectively

Today we present their responses and explain how they add up to news you might want to be sitting down to read –there are three ways OT and IT have to change.

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