Tag: OT

Why DOD Must First Define Its Critical Infrastructure to Protect U.S. National Interests

With the introduction of the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), defending critical infrastructure has been top of mind for the federal government. House-passed amendment 955 of the FY23 NDAA calls for the creation of a class of “systemically important” critical infrastructure providers. The debate and discussion about critical infrastructure continues from one started last […]

Supply Chain Blind Spots Expose New Energy Industry Cybersecurity Risks

Energy is one of the top three industries reporting cyberattacks, and it faces specific challenges. Companies in the sector have been tackling IT security for several decades. But securing operational technology (OT)—the computing and communications systems that manage, monitor, and control industrial operations—has become a more recent and increasingly urgent challenge for the sector. As […]

Energy Execs Have Major Cybersecurity Concerns, But Are They Taking Enough Action?

Energy executives believe that more extreme cyberattacks on the industry are likely to cause harm to life, property, and the environment in the next two years. However, defensive action appears to be lagging. That’s according to new research from DNV, an independent risk management and quality assurance provider. The Cyber Priority report, which explores the […]

How IT/OT Has Turned Physical Security Into Cybersecurity

Anyone paying attention to the security industry of the past decade can tell you that the way we implement and carry out our tactical security programs is very different today than it used to be. Technology has brought massive changes into the physical security space, with smart cameras replacing eyeballs for surveillance, our cell phones […]

Vast Majority of Facility Managers Worry About Operational Cybersecurity, Finds Survey

Improving cybersecurity for operational technology (OT) systems ranks as one of the top priorities for surveyed facility managers over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a new report released by Honeywell. The tech company says this is likely because more than 7 in 10 (71%) of surveyed facility managers consider OT cybersecurity a concern […]

Man and robotic machine work together inside industrial building. The mechanical arm performs welds on metal components assisted by a worker who in turn manages welds manually.

Researchers Find Security Risks Relating to Industrial Machinery

The attack surface that security professionals must defend grows exponentially as more and more of our workplaces and processes are automated. This is especially true in industrial settings, where a host of machinery engages in a tightly coordinated dance, directed through instructions sent over wired or wireless networks. The price for a security breach is […]

Are the Robotics in your Manufacturing Infrastructure Properly Protected?

More manufacturers than ever before are turning to automation, whether to combat rising production costs or increase productivity. Modern automation systems operate on Operational Technology (OT) networks, comprised of industrial control (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisitions systems (SCADA). These systems are designed to operate in conjunction with each other and are quite sensitive […]