Month: March 2017

ics-asset-management-for-power-systems

Improving ICS Cyber Resiliency with New Version of SCADAguardian

Date: March 20, 2017 By: Andrea Carcano
Over the past few years I have traveled around the world meeting with utility operators, oil and gas companies and manufacturers. It has been exciting to see the difference our SCADAguardian passive OT monitoring solution is making in terms of improving ICS cyber resiliency and operational productivity.

But, I have also heard how our technology can do better in terms of addressing some day-to-day cybersecurity, operational and reliability challenges. I am thus glad to be writing today about our first major release of SCADAguardian in 2017, and its improvements in the areas of asset management, vulnerability assessment and faster, easier deployment via dynamic learning.

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“An average of 46% of all cyberattacks in the OT environment go undetected, suggesting the need
for investments in technologies that detect cyber threats to oil and gas operations.”
Ponemon Institute report, February 2017

ICS Security Lags Digitization in U.S. Oil and Gas Industry

Date: March 13, 2017 By: Edgard Capdevielle

A recently released study by the Ponemon Institute finds that 61% of oil and gas operators in the U.S. indicate that their organization’s ICS protection and security is inadequate. While the implementation of digitally connected industrial components is delivering business benefits, it has significantly increased cyber risk. Yet only 41% of companies continually monitor OT infrastructure to prioritize cyber threats and attacks.

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