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How Remote Operations Capacity Improves Organizational Efficiency

The Coronavirus pandemic is proving to be one of the most disruptive forces of our generation. In addition to being a prolific public health emergency that’s tragically cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, the economic implications have been vast and far-reaching. As a result, companies of every size in nearly every sector are contending with a new financial reality.


Critical Vulnerabilities in ICS Products Could Enable OT Execution Attacks

Security researchers recently discovered six critical vulnerabilities in third-party code that could expose hundreds of thousands of OT environments to remote code execution attacks. These vulnerabilities were found in Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter software, a license management platform that is used widely by some of today’s leading industrial control system (ICS) product vendors, include Rockwell Automation and Siemens.


How Covid-19 has increased vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems

By now, most are aware that the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a spike in cyberattacks. This sharp increase in malicious activity related to COVID has taken the typical form of adversaries seeking to benefit financially, gain unauthorized access to networks for immediate and long-term strategic benefit, and spread misinformation with political agendas.


Cyber Security for Chemical Industry

Physical or cyber, security is one of the most essential concerns for chemical industry. In this article, we will take a closer look at the cybersecurity requirements. Keep reading to learn more! With the advancements in the technology and Internet of Things, most processes related to the production, shipment and storage of chemicals heavily rely on the automation and cyber solutions.

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3 Priorities For Securely Transitioning to Remote Plant Operations

Few industries are undergoing a digital transformation as quickly or as thoroughly as the energy sector. Complex market forces and unique challenges have converged to create an environment where new digital solutions are required to produce greater efficiencies, better safety standards, and a more compelling work environment. A critical part of this change is a transition to a remote environment, which has only accelerated in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Design and Implementation of OEM ICS Cybersecurity Frameworks

It can be difficult to develop and refine cybersecurity initiatives when you face numerous obstacles like legacy systems, architectural changes and much more. Explore how you can effectively establish your security objectives and what you need to meet them with Tripwire's Robert Landavazo and Mike Zavislak from Baker Hughes in this excerpt from the SANS Oil and Gas Solutions Forum.

Using "Update.exe" as a Case Study for Robust OT Cybersecurity

In 2020, car manufacturer Honda fell victim to a ransomware attack. Using a payload called “update.exe,” the attack crippled Honda’s international customer service and Financial Services wing for days. Although it affected two customer facing branches of this global corporation, the ransomware was designed to target and breach Honda’s critical ICS/SCADA environments.


Design & Implementation of OEM ICS Cybersecurity Frameworks: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The cyber threat landscape today continues to pose a myriad of unique challenges. This is especially the case for industrial organizations due to factors such as aging equipment, poor design or implementation, skills gaps and a lack of visibility. These shortcomings are exacerbated by the mean time to breach detection, which continues to hover above 150 days on average.


How to Reduce the Risk of Misoperations in Your Bulk Electric Systems

Reliability is essential to the functionality of an electric power grid. This principle guarantees that a constant qualitative and quantitative supply of electric power is flowing from a provider to businesses, homes and more. It’s what enables electric power to drive life forward in modern society. As a result, there’s reason to be concerned about events that threaten the reliability of the power grid. Those events include misoperations.