These days it seems as if we are hearing about new cybersecurity threats to industrial operations nearly every month. Whether it is a ransomware attack, an outage due to malware, or an attack via a new, unanticipated vector, the risks associated with a cyberattack can...
Patch Management as a Cybersecurity Layer of Defense
Another part of cybersecurity is keeping systems and software patched and up to date. Emerson's Ken Semph, a cybersecurity program manager presented on this topic at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Patch management is but one element in a defense in depth...
Secure Out of the Box Myth-Part 2
In Secure Out of the Box Myth-Part 1 we highlighted some of the challenges and misconceptions around effective cybersecurity efforts. Part 1 explored the myths that a system can be made secure without ongoing actions by the end user in collaboration with their...
In a Post-Stuxnet World
Last Friday, I saw a tweet from ControlGlobal.com's Nancy Bartels on an updated Industrial Defender whitepaper on the Stuxnet virus (registration required.) The whitepaper was very comprehensive and opens: ...Stuxnet worm is described by Symantec's reverse-engineering...
Automatic Delivery of Hotfixes, Operating System and Antivirus Updates
Emerson's Buddy Ilao, a member of the SureService support team, offers up another screencast on the Guardian service. Today's screencast provides an overview of a new Guardian Support Update Delivery capability. The new Guardian Support Update Delivery capability in...
With Security Comes Different Points of View
Making automation systems secure remains a large concern for both process manufacturers and automation suppliers. I touched earlier this week on the work of the ISA99 standards effort to address this concern in a collaborative way. I came across a video in an Intech...
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