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The State of the US National Cybersecurity Strategy for the Electric Grid

The distribution systems of the U.S. energy grid — the portions of the grid that carry electricity to consumers — are growing more susceptible to cyber-attacks, in part due to the advent of monitoring and control technology and their reliance on them. However, the magnitude of the possible consequences of such attacks is not fully understood.


IT/OT convergence and Cybersecurity best practices

Most of the time, the advantages of technology overshadow the recognition of challenges. IT/OT convergence has given a boost to the industry, there are many cybersecurity considerations. Due to a lack of legislation, best practices are filling the void. This article will give an overview of industrial cybersecurity best practices.


Defense in Depth: 4 Essential Layers of ICS Security

It is always said that security is never a one-size-fits-all solution. This is true not only because of the apparent infinite varieties of equipment in each individual organization, but also, and perhaps more importantly, the different ways that every organization views security. Some spend lots of time focusing on physical security, especially those with industrial control systems (ICS). Others are small organizations, where the primary concern is personal data theft.


SATisfying our way into remote code execution in the OPC UA industrial stack

The JFrog Security team recently competed in the Pwn2Own Miami 2022 hacking competition which focuses on Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security. One of our research targets for the competition was the Unified Automation C++-based OPC UA Server SDK. Other than the vulnerabilities we disclosed as part of the pwn2own competition, we managed to find and disclose eight additional vulnerabilities to the vendor. These vulnerabilities were fixed in the SDK in version 1.7.7.

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OT:ICEFALL: Addressing Operational Technology Equipment Flaws with Zero-Trust Controls

A new report on Operational Technology (OT) equipment flaws from automated cybersecurity software company Forescout outlines the alarming state of OT security. The report titled OT:ICEFALL was crafted by researchers at the company’s Vedere lab. It breaks down 56 vulnerabilities affecting 26 devices from 10 vendors in OT.


Bridging the IT/OT gap with Tripwire's Industrial Solutions

Cybersecurity has, since its inception, been a corporate-based problem. Whether it is a public, or private corporation, these entities were the primary targets of most cybercrime. In recent years, the industrial sector has increasingly become the target of attack for malicious actors. The reasons include newly internet-connected devices that were once air-gapped, and the immaturity of cybersecurity in many of these plants.


ICS Security in Healthcare: Why Software Vulnerabilities Pose a Threat to Patient Safety

The lack of healthcare cybersecurity is one of the most significant threats to the sanctity of the global healthcare industry. This is made evident by the fact that in 2020 more than 18 million patient records were affected by successful cyber-attacks on the U.S. healthcare system. Health professionals should not take this issue lightly, as financial assets and intellectual property are at risk.


One Year Later: What We Have Learned from the Colonial Pipeline Attack

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, it is an excellent time to reflect upon what took place and how that incident can serve as a teaching point for any organization interested in preventing a ransomware attack. First, here is a quick refresher on what transpired.

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"Pipedream" Malware Targets ICS: What Critical Infrastructure Owners Need to Know

Troubling new malware designed to facilitate attacks on a wide array of critical infrastructure – from oil refineries and power plans, to water utilities and factories – is raising concerns for its versatility. The malware, named Pipedream by Dragos and Incontroller by Mandiant, who have both tracked and researched the toolkit, is potentially capable of gaining full system access to multiple industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices.