Items Tagged with "Security"
April 05, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
Applying patches is a critical part of good security. According to US-CERT, about 95% of all network intrusions could have been avoided by keeping systems up to date with appropriate patches. What I am against is patching as a knee-jerk reaction to security vulnerabilities. You can’t expect your control system to operate reliably if you don’t have a controlled process for patching.
March 26, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
Let's examine the good, the bad and the ugly details of patching as a means to secure SCADA and ICS systems. And to begin, let’s suppose patches could be installed without shutting down the process...
March 20, 2013 Added by:Ian Tibble
The early days of deciding what to do with the risk will be slow and difficult and there might even be some feisty exchanges, but eventually, addressing the risk becomes a mature, documented process that almost melts into the background hum of the machinery of a business.
March 15, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
After Stuxnet, security researchers and hackers on the prowl for new targets to exploit shifted their efforts to critical industrial infrastructure. Unfortunately, the SCADA and Industrial Control Systems applications they are now focusing on are sitting ducks.
March 13, 2013 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA
Today, the world of mobile devices includes smartphones and tablets. This post doesn’t favor any specific brands, but let’s agree that the industry leaders are iOS and Android devices. The jury is still out as to whether or not BlackBerry will become a contender.
March 06, 2013 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA
In today’s work environment, costs are skyrocketing, but one way to reduce costs is to offer a telecommuting option for employees. While it may be easier for telecommuting employees to perform their work at home or in the field, the process doesn’t happen without posing serious security risks.
March 04, 2013 Added by:Joe Weiss
SANS has published their SANS SCADA and Process Control Security Survey. The results paint a very confusing picture and actually demonstrate the existing approaches to awareness and security are not working.
February 23, 2013 Added by:Krypt3ia
Much hay has been made over the use of the term “Cyberspace” since all this talk about cyberwar has been bandied about. I for one have also been one of the more vocal personages yelling online and off about the use of the term or more to the point its over-use and lack of real context.
February 22, 2013 Added by:Mark Austin
Windows 8 is touted, rightfully so, for being the most secure Windows operating system yet. However, it would be a mistake to believe that Windows 8 does not require external security enhancements.
February 12, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
Something I believe industry urgently needs is better standards for information exchange between security solutions. Unfortunately while TCG has had feedback from the IT community, they have received little from the SCADA or ICS community. I encourage everyone involved with SCADA and ICS security to review the specification.
November 29, 2012
A few months ago, I was invited to present at a summit organized by the New Zealand Privacy Commission, a government organization that is tasked with setting policies to ensure citizens of New Zealand remain secure when it comes to the use of their private information...
October 23, 2012
Security and privacy are sometimes used synonymously, at other times they are used as separate entities, and at other times they are used as co-dependent on each other. But what is the truth? I ended up having this discussion with Brian Honan whilst at RSA Europe and he explained his point of view...