In a two-year study of information about critical control systems directly connected to the Internet, researchers found mining equipment, a surprising number of wind farms, a crematorium, water utilities, and several substations.
NIST wants to build a reconfigurable cybersecurity testbed to provide guidance on the best practices for implementing security strategies within industrial control systems without negatively impacting process performance.
Hypervisors have become an important part of enterprise environments and while they should normally reduce the attack surface, experts warn that they can be plagued by security vulnerabilities that could be leveraged by malicious actors.
Zero Trust advocates for a segmented network, and security built into the architecture rather than an afterthought. It also advocates for some key principles built around the concept of “never trust, always verify”.
Just like football, security is a tough game and not for the faint of heart. There are threats lurking around every corner and it’s when you think you are in the clear that a blindside hit is most likely to happen.