OT Security is key to bringing expansion plans to fruition

Effective control and security of operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems are inextricably linked with good corporate governance. Companies could use compliance with legislation and corporate governance requirements to overcome key growth barriers when looking to expand into new territories and to attract outside investors. This is according to Charl Ueckermann, CEO at AVeS… Continue reading

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Cyber threats real for industrial automation systems

The introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) into industrial automation environments, in the name of progress, has brought on both operational efficiencies and security risks previously unseen to the manufacturing, engineering, and mining industries. This article explains the risk drivers behind Operational Technology (OT) systems and the need for comprehensive security across the enterprise’s operations: from… Continue reading

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More than 40% of ICS computers were attacked in H1 2018

  More than 40% of all industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once during the first half of 2018 – where the Middle East (ME) countries were among the top 20 countries by percentage of ICS computers attacked during the period. The most impacted… Continue reading

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Kaspersky Lab discovers critical vulnerabilities in popular industrial protocol, affecting products from multiple vendors

Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT has analysed the OPC UA (Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control Unified Automation) protocol, which is designed to secure data transfer between servers and clients in industrial systems, including critical infrastructure. Analysis discovered 17 zero-day vulnerabilities in the protocol’s implementation, leading to denial-of-service threat attacks, as well as remote code… Continue reading

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Kaspersky Lab identifies infrastructure of Crouching Yeti known for attacks on industrial companies

Kaspersky Lab has uncovered infrastructure used by the well-known Russian-speaking APT group Crouching Yeti, also known as Energetic Bear, which includes compromised servers across the world. According to the research, numerous servers in different countries were hit since 2016, sometimes in order to gain access to other resources. Others, including those hosting Russian websites, were… Continue reading

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