Are Insiders a threat for ICS ?

  When we talk about cyber-threats to Industrial Control Systems, the first thing that springs to mind is usually attacks from outside of the organization. The conventional view of cyber-attacks is that they originate from criminals, terrorists or mischievous hackers who are acting remotely, and want to bring down the system from the outside. However, […]

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Underground markets provide ICS hackers a cheap arsenal

  For ICS/SCADA operators, it is vital to keep abreast of developments in the wider world of cyber-crime and security. Major tech players like Microsoft and Dell are constantly analyzing threats and producing reports to inform network managers and improve security practice. However, not every ICS/SCADA manager acts upon or is aware of such warnings. […]

Is Car Hacking a Wild West for hackers ?

As the Internet of Things is expanding, new frontiers are opening up for enterprising hackers. As the spectrum of connected devices expands, hackers will soon have access to everything from thermostats and home lighting systems to garage doors. Experts tend to agree that car hacking is one of the most serious vulnerabilities of this new […]

The rise of the Darknet poses new risks to SCADA/ICS systems

On the face of it, the Internet seems like a simple, safe place to browse. But beneath the surface lies an increasingly chaotic, dangerous layer of discussion forums and file sharing services – the so-called “dark web” or Darknet. This is a collection of forums and other sites which require specialist tools to access them […]

Assessing the Threat Level Posed By Iranian Cyberattacks

In April 2015, the New York Times reported that Iranian cyberattacks have been increasing in recent times. For example, last April, Turkey’s national power grid was disabled for 12 hours, causing a major blackout for 40 million people. Some cybersecurity experts have detected 900 attacks every day coming from Iranian IP addresses. These potentially frightening […]