CS environments are typically “flat”, designed with a rudimentary security posture never intended to be connected to the corporate network nor the Internet for that matter. The trend towards connectedness persists and this, along with the rising ICS threat landscape has made ICS a prime target for cyberattacks. Stronger access controls are critical for managing the different attack surfaces.
This white paper explains how Palo Alto Networks advanced endpoint protection product, Traps, helps healthcare organizations comply with HIPAA regulations – primarily in the areas of malware and exploit prevention. Traps can also serve as a compensating control for unpatchable systems like Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and medical devices.
While awareness over the need for improved cybersecurity in SCADA and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) has improved in recent years, several inaccurate and dangerous assumptions about ICS cybersecurity best practices and the nature of cyber threats still persist. If held by organizations as fact, these myths could result in inadequate cyber-defensive measures and a high level of exposure to a range of attacks or even simple accidental cyber incidents both of which could have equally concerning consequences to process availability and safety.