Industrial Networks Exposed Through Cloud-Based Operational Tech

The benefits of using a cloud-based management platform to monitor and configure industrial control systems (ICS) devices are obvious — efficiency, cost-savings and better diagnostics just for starters. But new research found critical vulnerabilities in these platforms that could be Read More …

Modipwn: code execution vulnerability discovered in Schneider Electric Modicon PLCs

A vulnerability discovered in Schneider Electric (SE) Modicon programmable logic controllers (PLCs) allows full takeover of the industrial chips. Discovered by Armis researchers, the vulnerability can be used to bypass existing security mechanisms in PLCs to hijack the devices and Read More …

Microsoft finds memory allocation holes in range of IoT and industrial technology

The security research group for Azure Defender for IoT, dubbed Section 52, has found a batch of bad memory allocation operations in code used in Internet of Things and operational technology (OT) such as industrial control systems that could lead Read More …

The Security dilemma of smart factories [Part 3] Fundamental security risks in robot languages

Industrial robots are the core of the automation of manufacturing processes in smart factories, and are the most important components as they support the manufacture of all kinds of products such as automobiles, aircraft, processed foods, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, Read More …

New survey report released: The state of industrial cybersecurity (Part 2)

This article is a second part of our three-part blog series, explaining the result of Trend Micro’s latest survey about industrial cybersecurity. The previous post showed the result of this survey- most IT and OT people recognize the biggest challenge Read More …

Industrial IoT Needs to Catch Up to Consumer IoT

When it comes to cybersecurity, industrial IT—consisting mainly of operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS)—has failed to keep up with development in the enterprise IT world. That’s mostly because industries’ adoption of internet technology has been slower when Read More …

USB threats to ICS systems have nearly doubled

The latest Honeywell USB Threat Report 2020 indicates that the number of threats specifically targeting Operational Technology systems has nearly doubled from 16% to 28%, while the number of threats capable of disrupting those systems rose from 26% to 59% Read More …

New survey report released: The state of industrial cybersecurity (Part 1)

The cybersecurity has been the word not only in IT world, but also in ICS/OT world. The Stuxnet targeting SCADA systems were uncovered as first ICS malware to damage nuclear plants in 2010. The Wannacry became worldwide famous ransom worm Read More …

Threat landscape for industrial automation systems. Statistics for H2 2020

There is no longer a downward trend in the percentage of ICS computers on which malicious objects were blocked. Starting with the second half (H2) of 2019, we observed a decline in the percentages of ICS computers on which malicious Read More …

EU, Japan, and the US Conducted Joint Cybersecurity Training

Early this month, the EU, Japan, and the US recently conducted a joint cybersecurity training program as part of a series of dialogues on digital policies held last February 2021. The dialogues led to an agreement to strengthen the countries’ Read More …