Digitalization initiatives are connecting once-isolated Operational Technology (OT) environments with their Information Technology (IT) counterparts. This digital transformation of the factory floor has accelerated the connection of machinery to digital systems and data. Computer systems for managing and monitoring digital systems and data have been added to the hardware and … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Exposure on the Manufacturing Attack Surface
In last year's edition of the Security Navigator we noted that the Manufacturing Industry appeared to be totally over-represented in our dataset of Cyber Extortion victims. Neither the number of businesses nor their average revenue particularly stood out to explain this. Manufacturing was also the most represented Industry in our CyberSOC dataset – contributing more Incidents … [Read more...] about What’s Wrong with Manufacturing?
The convergence of information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT) sits at the core of the Industry 4.0 vision (industrial Internet of Things). This gradual convergence began more than a decade ago, and according to a recent McKinsey study, investments in industrialization paid rich dividends to the early adopters of Industry 4.0.*But this process changed … [Read more...] about 3 information and operational technology trends making waves in manufacturing
Since January 2020, the CrowdStrike® Falcon OverWatch™ managed threat hunting team has observed an escalation in hands-on-keyboard activity. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally shifted the way businesses are working, and adversaries are taking full advantage of businesses that fail to adapt their security postures in response. In just the first six months of 2020, … [Read more...] about The Manufacturing Threat Landscape in 2020
Cisco Blogs / Security / Threat Research / Threat Spotlight: Valak Slithers Its Way Into Manufacturing and Transportation Networks By Nick Biasini, Edmund Brumaghin and Mariano Graziano. Threat summary Attackers are actively distributing the Valak malware family around the globe, with enterprises, in particular, being targeted. These campaigns make use of existing … [Read more...] about Threat Spotlight: Valak Slithers Its Way Into Manufacturing and Transportation Networks