Manufacturing is becoming a major target for ransomware attacks

Ransomware has become a major threat to the manufacturing industry as cyber-criminal groups increasingly take an interest in targeting the industrial control systems (ICS) that manage operations. According to analysis by cybersecurity researchers at security company Dragos, the number of Read More …

US Treasury sanctions Russian research institute behind Triton malware

The US Treasury Department announced sanctions today against a Russian research institute for its role in developing Triton, a malware strain designed to attack industrial equipment. Sanctions were levied today against the State Research Center of the Russian Federation FGUP Read More …

Threat landscape for industrial automation systems. H1 2020

Beginning in H2 2019 we have observed a tendency for decreases in the percentages of attacked computers, both in the ICS and in the corporate and personal environments. In H1 2020 the percentage of ICS computers on which malicious objects Read More …

Critical Industrial Flaws Pose Patching Headache For Manufacturers

While patch management already presents challenges for enterprises, it’s even more of a headache for manufacturers and other industrial firms – who may even need to shut down entire factory operations in order to apply fixes. Sharon Brizinov, the principal Read More …

A Blind Spot in ICS Security: The Protocol Gateway [Part 3] What ICS Security Administrators can Do

A protocol gateway is a small network device, also called a “protocol converter” or “IoT gateway.” It is similar to an “interpreter” in the digital word, and acts as a communications intermediary between different protocols. As the integration of networks Read More …

A Blind Spot in ICS Security: The Protocol Gateway [Part 2] Vulnerability Allowing Stealth Attacks on Industrial Control Systems

A protocol gateway is a small network device, also called a protocol converter” or “IoT gateway.” It is similar to an “interpreter” in the digital word, and acts as a communications intermediary between different protocols. As the integration of networks Read More …

Cyberthreats for ICS in Energy in Europe. Q1 2020

Computers in European countries which are used to configure, maintain and control equipment in the energy industry on which Kaspersky products are installed. This includes Windows computers on which various software packages for the energy industry are installed, including but Read More …

A Blind Spot in ICS Security: The Protocol Gateway [Part 1] – Importance of the Protocol Gateway

A protocol gateway is a small network device, also called a “protocol converter” or “IoT gateway.” It is similar to an “interpreter” in the digital word, and acts as a communications intermediary between different protocols. As the integration of networks Read More …