We’ve pointed this out before, but just in case, we’ll point it out again. Cybersecurity is a big deal, especially in today’s environment. And while its impact touches almost every sector and industry, some of its focus has shifted as threats evolve. One area to really step into the spotlight throughout this evolution is manufacturing. […]
On this episode of OT Cyber Raps, we welcome our new CEO Jim Crowley. Jim is a veteran of the information security space, and he is passionate about Veracity’s mission and focus on managing and shielding critical infrastructure. Over the last 20 years, he has taken on many roles within the industry, including industrial sales,
“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.
The importance of protecting industrial control systems (ICS) is not a new recognition, but the emphasis on it has hit a recent surge. Alongside a string of actual attacks and emerging threats, urgency is building. So, how do we address it? It takes adopting tactics and a mindset. The State of Cybersecurity For its report
Around a year ago, a central energy operator in the Queensland region of Australia experienced a detrimental incident that left nearly 470,000 homes and businesses across the area without power. A number of functions were affected down to the traffic lights. Situations like this can come with dangerous consequences. And they are certainly not unique
According to OCCRP, a recent study conducted by Norwegian risk management firm DNV found that more than half of energy professionals surveyed “believe cyberattacks on the industry in the near future will result in a loss of life and many companies are not doing enough to protect themselves.” While focused on the energy sector, this
There are turning points in each industry that become guides for those working in and leading them. They can serve as an example for what to do in the future or what to avoid in the future but are trajectory-defining either way. It is pretty safe to say that just over a year ago, the
Adam Jongewaard, Senior OT Infrastructure and Security Analyst at Interstates, joins us for a conversation about trends in OT cybersecurity, where he sees cybersecurity and industrial networking moving to in the future, and what types of work Interstates in being hire to solve.
Concerns around Russia’s retaliation to sanctions placed on the country in response to its invasion of Ukraine have a major focus – cyberattacks. The White House recently released a statement urging organizations to prepare for this possibility, with a particular emphasis on industries dependent on industrial control systems. This comes amid the administration’s other warning
Geopolitical Conflict and Increasing Industrial Control Vulnerabilities Warn that the Time for Cybersecurity Action is Now
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has cybersecurity concerns at an all-time high. This is particularly true for critical infrastructure systems. While there has been no direct threat yet, we continue to sharpen our understanding of the vulnerabilities exposing these networks to potential detriment if they were to be attacked. Not only do we have recent history