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How to Build an Effective ICS Security Program

Of all the different areas of cybersecurity, not many are as important, or have as far-reaching consequences as industrial control systems (ICS) security. While most relevant organizations would agree that ICS security is a significant concern for their operations, it is easier said than done. Many find it difficult to put into practice the measures and solutions necessary for sufficient ICS security.


Exploring the TSA Pipeline Security Guidelines

Under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) secures transportation systems in the United States, including oil and natural gas pipelines. The TSA Pipeline Security Guidelines are recommended best practices that protect the over 2.7 million miles of pipelines transporting natural gas, oil, and other hazardous materials across the U.S. from physical and cyber threats.

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Critical Infrastructure Under Threat: Enhancing Australia's Cyber Resilience

In recent years, cyber attacks have been on the rise around the globe. In 2022, the median initial ransom amount rose to $500,000 as more public sectors fell victim to malicious attacks. In Australia, climbing cyber attacks have damaged the country’s vital infrastructure, with lasting and costly consequences. Major industries in Australia — including manufacturing, finance, foreign communications, and the healthcare sector — have been targets of cyber attacks.


What (Still) Needs to be Done to Secure the U.S. Power Grid in 2023?

It’s no secret that the U.S. power grid is one of the main foundations of the nation’s economy, infrastructure, and daily way of life. Now that almost everything is digitized, it is hinging on it even more. We wouldn’t be able to use even most vending machines (not to mention cell towers or the internet) without a working electrical supply, and the importance of keeping it safe cannot be understated. Thankfully, a lot of positive changes have already been made.


Extending visibility through our new ICS/OT collection

Increasingly, security teams are tasked with identifying, understanding, and managing risk around devices that may live outside the traditional IT umbrella. Operational Technology (OT) refers to computing systems that are used to manage and process operational functions as opposed to administrative operations, with Industrial Control Systems (ICS) being a major segment of that OT sector.

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ICS attack classifications: differentiating between Cyberwarfare, Cyberterrorism, & Hacktivism

Every news article about a threat group or attack floods the reader with classifications: nation-state groups, hacktivists, cyberterrorists, etc. But how can we define who is what? How can we differentiate between said categories? How should we deal with potential classification overlaps? Especially in the ever-evolving cyberwarfare realm, how can we approach these closely rooted phenomena?


Bringing IT & OT Security Together, Part 2: BAS and the Purdue Model

In our first post on using BAS in an operational technology (OT) environment, we provided an overview of a typical converged IT/OT network, the trends that were driving increased cyber risk for industrial asset owners, and a high-level discussion of how BAS can help provide better visibility and protection across the converged environment.


SafeBreach's RSA Roundtable on Securing the Nation's Critical Infrastructure: Three Key Takeaways

If you’ve met me, you know I’m pretty direct, so I’m going to preface this whole post by saying: yup, this is being written by a marketer. As SafeBreach’s CMO, I know that going to RSA means being crushed by the immense force of vendors trying to stand out and in some cases using gimmicks. We’re certainly a part of that: did anyone get their tarot read at our booth this year?

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Cyber Warfare and Government Attitudes To Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity landscape has changed almost beyond recognition. Cyber attacks, have grown into an inescapable facet of our daily lives. Everyone, from the world's most powerful people to general consumers, live under the spectre of cyberattacks. Cyberattacks also creep into the military sphere, with the threat of all-out cyber warfare looming large over conflicts across the globe.