Month: August 2017

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The Big Picture: Secure Critical Infrastructure with Cooperation & Automation

Date: August 24, 2017 By: Chet Namboodri
When dealing with the difficulties of securing critical infrastructure, it’s sometimes good to take a step back from day-to-day challenges and take a macro view; look at the big picture.

Fortinet’s CISO Phil Quade did just that recently. He indicates that while the news media focuses attention on high profile malware and ransomware attacks, like WannaCry, the bigger threat to critical infrastructure comes from “low and slow” attacks that are hard to detect. And, since a lot of critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector, securing it takes real cooperation between industry and government.

Phil also states that we are on the verge of a security revolution that includes using automation strategies to find and respond to incremental cyber intrusions. Automation is what underpins the Fortinet / Nozomi Networks partnership. Read on to learn more about Phil’s perspective and how our combined solution secures critical infrastructure.

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2017 SANS Survey – Three Ways ICS Security is Improving

Date: August 22, 2017 By: Heather MacKenzie
How does your ICS cybersecurity budget compare to those of other organizations? How well are you doing, relatively speaking, in terms of detecting security breaches? And, where does your company stand in terms of managing OT/IT convergence?

If you would like the answers to these questions, the good news is that the SANS Institute has a report for you.

Let’s look at the three areas mentioned above, and find out where they stand in 2017, according to dozens of industrial organizations.

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Improving ICS Cybersecurity for Pipeline Systems

Date: August 8, 2017 By: Thomas Nuth
In the last decade market and cost pressures have driven significant technological advances in automation and industrial connectivity across all aspects of petroleum extraction, pipeline transport and refining. While technological advances are delivering business benefits, systems are now exposed to more cyber risks than ever before.

Yet, according to a 2017 survey by the Ponemon Institute, the deployment of cybersecurity measures in the oil and gas industry isn’t keeping pace with the growth of digitalization in operations.

One way to overcome the ICS cybersecurity gap is to utilize next generation technology that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to deal with system complexity and deliver immediate benefits. Let’s take a look at two examples of how a passive ICS anomaly detection and monitoring solution secures pipeline networks.

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