How Shodan helps identify ICS cybersecurity vulnerabilities

An industrial control system is essentially a collection of computers that monitor and control industrial systems. They make the world move and help with everything from food processing to transportation to running the espresso maker at your local Starbucks.

The challenge is an industrial control system (ICS) can be readily attacked by advanced persistent threat groups, script kiddies and even competition within the industry if the systems are not configured properly.

The configuration of ICS cybersecurity could be a textbook in its own right, but one tool called Shodancan identify if an ICS device is positioned in a dangerous place — meaning connected to the internet.

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Source: TechTarget