To gain, maintain, and expand competitive advantage over adversaries in a new digital operating environment, SOCs must be capable of seamlessly employing, integrating, and automating its capabilities across all environments and in any domain.
Since the release of the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), organizations worldwide have implemented the framework to better understand and manage cyber risk.
SCADA and Industrial Control Systems experience unprecedented levels of agility, speed, and cost savings with the adoption of information technology and increased connectivity to supporting networks.
However, with this modernization have also come undesired IT vulnerabilities and other threat vectors which are increasingly being exploited by malicious actors.
The need for improved security in ICS has never been higher and has become a board-level issue for many organizations.
In this paper Mario Chiock, Cybersecurity & Disruptive Technology Executive Adviser and Del Rodillas Senior Manager, SCADA and Industrial Controls Cybersecurity go through the nine core capabilities that define this 21st century security platform for industrial control systems.
This executive-level whitepaper from industrial automation market experts, ARC Advisory Group, covers the challenges industrial asset owner-operators will face as they embark on their OT digital transformation initiatives.
Read this use case white paper based on real world designs to learn:
How to better secure your Electric Transmission Data Networks from advanced cyberthreats
How to more efficiently and comprehensively address your NERC CIP compliance obligations
This paper highlights an innovative security approach that eliminates the wide range of cloud risks that can cause breaches, while enabling organizations to achieve consistent and frictionless cloud protections for multi-cloud environments.
Network segmentation is a critical, fundamental building block in today’s modern process controls networks (PCN). Once thought to be an optional practice, the recent increase in attacks on ICS/SCADA systems shows it is vital to network design and security implementation. Case studies on both the Target® and the more recent Ukraine electrical grid attacks indicate that these attacks were containable – even preventable – had the proper network segmentation been in place.
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.
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.