The importance of protecting SCADA systems has never been greater than is the case today. With SCADA systems scattered
across its vast irrigation infrastructure, Murrumbidgee Irrigation lives this challenge every day. When security penetration testing pinpointed potential security deficiencies, Murrumbidgee Irrigation embarked on an initiative to transform its security network architecture.
After comparing different solutions and testing many of them, Murrumbidgee Irrigation chose Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generation Security Platform. In addition to providing
the company’s small ICT team with a single point of contact for multiple areas of its security environment, the platform enabled Murrumbidgee Irrigation to move from a largely reactive security posture to one that is predictive.
In a recent article for Utility Week, Del Rodillas describes a common challenge in securing industrial control systems (ICS) — that they’re highly susceptible to cyberattacks because their software patching and anti-malware update cycles are too infrequent, if they’re happening at all.
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.
Join us on September 24th for the first of three webinars focused on Industrial Control Systems cybersecurity featuring our guest speaker and ICS cybersecurity expert and author, Joe Weiss, who is also Managing Director of ISA 99. Throughout the series, we will have the opportunity to hear both IT and OT perspectives on various topics from risks in ICS, to what’s required for success, as well as some of the best practices and technologies which help to address the unique needs of control systems cybersecurity.