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OTCSA launched to deliver “comprehensive” cyber security guidelines for operational technology

Cyber attacks on critical and industrial infrastructure are on the rise, duly impacting operational reliability and business risk across all industries, including the utilities, manufacturing and oil and gas. Threats posed to operational technology (OT) – the hardware and...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
Anthony Perridge
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Effectively Managing Cyber Threats on Critical Infrastructure

Criminals are tirelessly attacking critical infrastructure around the world and compromising the Industrial Control System and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems that control these infrastructures, writes Anthony Perridge. In 2010, the Stuxnet worm infiltrated...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Cyber security specialists respond to WhatsApp messaging service hacking episode

As reported in the national media last week, Facebook recently revealed that a major vulnerability had been discovered in its hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp. According to The Financial Times, the vulnerability had been open for weeks, allowing hackers to inject spyware...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Hidden Figures: Is Critical Alarm Management Fuelling a Productivity Gap in UK Manufacturing?

‘Industry 4.0’ – characterised by new technologies that enable automation, data exchange and machine-to-machine communication – is billed as being the answer to manufacturing’s productivity challenge. The potential opportunities are great, but as industry moguls ponder headline...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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IFSEC International 2018: Risk Xtra’s Solutions Guide for End Users (Part Three)

Organised by UBM, IFSEC International’s 2018 edition takes place at ExCeL London from Tuesday 19 June until Thursday 21 June. As always, Risk Xtra will be there for the entire event. Ahead of the doors to the exhibition opening, here’s the third instalment of a...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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Abloy UK set to host interactive webinar on key subject of security integration for end users

Security expert Abloy UK is hosting an interactive webinar at 10.00 am on Thursday 24 May with a view to answering the question: “When is a key more than just a key?” Hosted by Pip Courcoux (sales and product manager for CLIQ Systems) and Steve Wintle (head of CNI at the...
Posted On 10 May 2018
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Conservative Government acts to protect key-critical services from cyber attack

Bosses of Britain’s most critical industries are being warned to boost their cyber security regimes or face hefty fines for leaving themselves vulnerable to attack. Energy, transport, water and health firms could be fined up to £17 million if they fail to have the most robust...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018
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Gartner forecasts worldwide security spending to reach $96 billion mark in 2018

Market analyst Gartner is forecasting worldwide enterprise security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, representing an 8% uptick from 2017. Organisations are now spending more on security regimes as a direct result of regulations, a shifting buyer mindset, the growing...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Reliance High-Tech to deliver enhanced risk management service for mission-critical applications

Reliance High-Tech is set to provide enhanced risk management services for mission-critical applications – including Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), the utilities and global brands – under a new exclusive partnership agreement signed with Citicus. Citicus risk...
Posted On 04 May 2016
The ICS Security Lab has been launched by Applied Risk
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Applied Risk launches ICS/SCADA Security Lab to address emerging industrial security threats

Applied Risk, a specialist in the development of industrial control systems security, has announced the launch of its ICS Security Lab to help protect industrial assets and infrastructure from costly cyber attacks. The lab has identified its first vulnerability in Moxa...
Posted On 20 Sep 2015