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Detailed Fortinet study provides telling insight on role of cyber security in OT

A Fortinet-commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting has found that, due to increased digitalisation, industrial firms are more exposed to cyber threats than ever before. In addition, the lack of collaboration between Information Technology (IT) and Operational...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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ASIS Europe 2019: ‘From Risk to Resilience’ breaks attendance records in Rotterdam

ASIS International has just concluded its largest-ever European event.¬†ASIS Europe 2019: ‘From Risk to Resilience’ took place in Rotterdam on 27-29 March, attracting over 900 registrants from more than 60 countries and 45 exhibitors. Once again, Risk Xtra served as an...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
Ragnar Schierholz
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Industrial Control System Cyber Incidents: Lessons to be Learned

Despite modern automation, protection and control systems being highly specialised IT systems, many use commercial off-the-shelf components along with standardised IP-based communication protocols. In addition, they can be distributed and highly interconnected systems that use...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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Industrial Control Systems: Securing The Heartbeat of Critical Infrastructure

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are a specialised set of physical and cyber systems that drive production for critical infrastructure industries such as power generation and distribution, oil production and refining, chemical manufacturing and more, observes Mark Carrigan. ICS...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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IoT Security Foundation to run Workshop on ‘Managing the Risks and Benefits of IoT in Smart Buildings’

The history of IT, industrial control systems and operational technology shows that security will always be an afterthought unless those who need good security can put their priorities in front of those that design systems. Combining a security mindset with design and innovation...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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CREST report highlights need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems

There’s a pressing need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could adversely impact Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). That’s the firm belief of CREST*, the not-for-profit accreditation body...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017