Veracity Team

International Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Securing the Food Industry: International Edition

As we explored in our last post, securing the food and beverage sector has become a rising priority. This is reflected in the business decisions being made by leading manufacturers. For example, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc., an international franchiser and manufacturer of gourmet chocolates, introduced a new position to its board committee. The position …

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Cybersecurity in Food Manufacturing: The New Part of Food Safety

The food and agriculture sector is one of 16 that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) identifies as critical infrastructure in the United States. Not only does it consist of 2.1 million farms, 935,000 restaurants and at least 200,000 production and processing facilities, as reported by Cybersecurity Dive, but quite simply – we’d have …

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Preventing Widespread Cybersecurity Impacts with Network Segmentation

As Shawn Taylor recently wrote for Security Magazine, “There are nearly as many motives for a cyberattack as there are modes of operating.” In other words, the threat landscape is widening from all angles. There are a variety of players, methods, technologies and vulnerabilities. And there are no real signs of this trend slowing down. …

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Why is Software Defined Networking So Important?

When it was revealed that the Russian-backed Conti group had carried out a cyberattack that caused the country of Costa Rica to declare a national emergency, the deeply consequential nature of such an incident and threat was solidified. While one case, the attack, which impacted financial and governmental organizations, highlights a much larger trend. Cybercriminals …

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Is Defense in Depth Still Relevant for OT?

Evolution, Not Revolution Over the last 10 years there has been increasing awareness across all industrial sectors, that cyber criminals are looking for additional victims. Companies have worked with their IT groups and their OEM vendors to implement basic security controls such as perimeter firewalls, anti-virus and systems patching. But is this enough? The answer …

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Software Defined Networking – “The Next Big Thing in OT”

“Software Defined Networking(SDN) is the next big thing in OT”. That’s what Dave Whitehead, CEO of Schweitzer Engineering Labs told me when I asked why SEL has invested in Veracity Industrial Networks. As we continued our discussion it became clear that not much has evolved in the OT networking space over the last 10-15 years. …

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The Industrial Sector: The Most Targeted, The Least Prepared

With the prolonged conflict between Russia and Ukraine, cyberattacks remain a prominent concern for many experts. [redacted] CTO Matt Georgy even wrote an article for Forbes discussing this topic as a cyber version of the Cold War. Among the areas most at risk is the industrial sector. Although there have been responses, including the “Shields …

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