IIoT chip maker Advantech hit by ransomware, $12.5 million ransom

The Conti ransomware gang hit the systems of industrial automation and Industrial IoT (IIoT) chip maker Advantech and is now demanding a $14 million ransom to decrypt affected systems and to stop leaking stolen company data. Advantech is a global Read More …

Lost in Translation: When Industrial Protocol Translation goes Wrong

Translation makes it possible to exchange information across the globe, regardless of language differences. Translation plays a similar role in industrial internet of things (IIoT) environments where different devices, such as interfaces, sensors, and machines, use different protocols. Protocol gateways Read More …

Forward-looking security analysis of smart factories [Part 3] – Trojanized libraries for industrial IoT devices

IoT devices are being incorporated more and more into smart factories. IoT devices are endpoints that have a unique IP address and that can connect to the Internet; they are expected to be used for various purposes not only in Read More …

The IIoT Threat Landscape: Securing Connected Industries

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides bridges of connectedness that enable seamless IT and OT convergence. However, threat actors can cross these bridges to compromise systems. As the use of IoT extends beyond the home and goes into the Read More …

Securing the Industrial Internet of Things: Addressing IIoT Risks in Healthcare

The constant quest for prolonging and preserving human life has continually driven technologies to develop groundbreaking innovations in the delivery of healthcare services and state-of-the-art treatments. Like in many other enterprises, the industrial internet of things (IIoT) has rapidly transformed the network Read More …

Critical Rockwell Automation Bug in Drive Component Puts IIoT Plants at Risk

A critical Rockwell Automation flaw could be exploited to manipulate an industrial drive’s physical process and or even stop it. A critical denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability has been found in a Rockwell Automation industrial drive, which is a logic-controlled mechanical component Read More …

Newsmaker Interview: Bruce Schneier on Physical Cyber Threats

Bruce Schneier discusses the clash between critical infrastructure and cyber threats. Attacks on physical devices and infrastructure offer a new target for cyber crime, a new opportunity for espionage and even a few front in cyber war. Rather than exploit Read More …

Honeywell Process Solutions to establish cybersecurity center of excellence in Singapore

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS; Houston; www.honeywellprocess.com), with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will  establish a new industrial cybersecurity center of excellence (COE) for Asia Pacific in Singapore. The COE will feature a state-of-the-art cybersecurity research and Read More …